Botanical Night-Light Shade
In just four easy steps you can create an elegant botanical shade to light the way at night. Once you've completed this project, try the same technique on a full-size lampshade.
Step 2: Cut and Trim
Using a night-light or shade frame as a pattern, cut the mica sheeting to the right size; hold in place with clothespins. Cut the copper foil to cover the seams, trimming the foil to size.
Step 3: Brush with Glue
Lay the dried botanicals on the shade in your desired design. Rehydrate each dried botanical by gently brushing it with glue.
Step 4: Create Your Design
Add more botanicals to create a flowing design on the shade, hydrating each dried specimen with glue, then gluing it into place. Let the glue dry, then apply another coat.