I had a friend coming to visit and I've always wanted to make a lampshade with buttons. I went to the op shop and found this cord wrapped on a piece of cardboard. I didn't know what it was but it had plastic hooks on it and appeared to be suitable for what I wanted.
It turns out that it is the cord used to hang vertical blinds but it was perfect to hold buttons and also to hook onto the shade. A couple of hours later it was finished.
But sadly 100 or so white buttons didn't make a dent in my collection. Hehe.Still I can unclip them very easily and redo it with other colours. Hmm now then's an idea.
And while I was at it I needed a black and white picture for the wall. So I went through my pile of unwanted magazines and used a pattern page with suitable words and pictures for a friend's visit. I tried colouring in the flower and thought it could be an ongoing process. A great idea for a kids room maybe??
Myra loves op shopping too and recycling so she was impressed with my surprises! Now I want to make a standard lampshade in different coloured buttons, maybe wired on?? Have to keep my eyes open for a suitable frame and lamp stand.