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How we made the Garden Wall lampshade

I fell head over heels for the Garden Wall collection by Laura Gunn for Michael Miller at Quilt Market. These prints are art and the colours are so rich and vibrant. I was already visualising them for home dec projects when I discovered Laura’s blog, Paint in my Hair, and found a whole new level of inspiration! Check out this amazing four part series of posts detailing her daughter Lily’s room, which was decorated using Garden Wall: chair and wall, the chandelier, the dresser and the bed.

I made this lampshade using Gypsy Vine in Sky and bias trim in Kona Peridot and I am so excited about how it turned out. I used this video tutorial and it was extremely simple, up until applying the bias binding which was a bit fiddly. I did try using velvet ribbon on the top of the lampshade first but it didn’t lie flat. In the end I think the green bias trim looks better anyway, and I love the result (wobbly though it may be in bits).

If you’d like to make a lampshade like mine, you can put together a fabric kit here. Please note, you’ll have to get your own lampshade. Mine is from Ikea. Any flat lampshade will do. The lampshade photo was staged at Habitat using this base. I’m not ashamed to do a bit of guerrilla photography to make this website look gorgeous.

We stock 12 prints from the Garden Wall collection which can be purchased by the quarter metre or in a lovely fat quarter bundle.

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