Hurrah! Selling in real life at Christmas Craft Fairs and Markets is possible again this year! Not only are fair and markets a fantastic opportunity to sell some of your fabulous handmade lampshades, they are brilliant for getting feedback on your designs and taking commission orders that will see you through to the new year! We've put together our top tips for selling at craft fairs in 2021, plus a list of UK wide craft fairs and markets for you to grab a stall at or get in
As our homes become our castles again, why not turn your time and talents to making this cool and Contemporary Plant Hanger that will give your home the modern edge? Made from just three plain lampshade making rings it's super easy to put together and budget friendly too and with our stock of plain rings in huge range of sizes (1 meter plant hanger anyone?) you can get creative with the scale of your hanger. Sticking with the interiors trend for natural materials, we used ra
A homemade gift is often the most thoughtful gift and with time to spend in our kitchens cooking up treats this year, sweet treats are the best of all! We’re a huge fan of chocolate at Dannell’s HQ and we’ll not only be making plenty of these rich, chocolatey (and a little bit boozy!) bombs of loveliness for our nearest and dearest, but we’ve also come up with this simple hand-decorated truffle box too. By taking a cardboard Lantern lid and base (cheese box) and a sheet of A3
Did you know DIY gifting has double the benefits of buying shop bought? Not only are you making something thoughtful and handmade, but indulging in a little crafting is good for your wellbeing, helps you learn new skills and gives you something positive to focus on! We've taken one of these handy wooden tea boxes from our Paintable Products Range, normally used to store and display paper packaged tea bags and turned it into something that will make every crafter swoon - STORA
That special time of year is fast approaching! It’s time to start thinking about what sparkly decorations you want to make to give your home that extra special glow. We’ve asked Emma of Paper Scissors shades to share her special Christmas fairy light lantern know-how with us! How to make Christmas fairy light lanterns I’ve never liked waste so when I started making lampshades in late 2016 I instinctively kept all the offcuts of fabric and PVC assuming I’d find a use for them.
Learn how to make a festive, Christmas lantern with Daisy Jane Shades. Hello! I have a small Lampshade business called ‘Daisy Jane Shades’ and at Christmas time I like to make these Christmas Lanterns. They have proved very popular and are a lovely Christmas Decoration to add sparkle to any mantelpiece or shelf. This is how I made my Reindeer lantern You will need a piece of Christmas fabric of your choice. I buy a Fat Quarter of fabric which will usually make about 3 lantern