Mod Melts: DIY Embroidered Lampshade

Recently I was offered a goody box of Mod Melt sticks and Mod Melt Molds to play with from the makers of Mod Podge! Paid Crafts and Blueprint Social asked me to review this product and write a post about it, all opinions and ideas were expressly my own.  I first thought I would make some dangles for a chandelier but then I got the box and realized they would be perfect to decorate a lamp shade for my living room make over I am working on!

For this project you will need the following:

  • Lamp Shade
  • Fabric Pencil
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Needle
  • Mod Melts Sticks
  • Silicone Mold
  • Small Stick Glue Gun
  • Folkart Brand Acrylic Paint in the colors of your choice
  • Glossy Mod Podge

First I stenciled a vine and leaf design on the shade. I used a fabric pencil so I could use a wet wipe and erase any bit that showed after I was done.

With embroidery thread and a sharp needle I sewed the vine and leaf design on the shade. It was pretty quick to do while I watched T.V. with the boys at night.

Then I got out my new favorite crafting  supply, Mod Melts! They are so much fun and the visions of mod melt ideas started dancing in my head. Mod Melts are so easy to work with, you just take a Mod Melt stick and insert them in a small stick glue gun.  They come in sea glass or milk glass.  Once they are warm just squeeze them into a Mod Melt Mold or any other silicone mold you have on hand. That’s my 5 year old Matthew helping me. We received the flower mold or you can purchase 2 others as well with frames, bumble bees and fleur-de-lis.

It takes a little under 10 minutes to dry and you can pop it right out.

I painted them with Folk Art Acrylic paint from Plaid that matched the colors of the curtain fabric I have purchased. Once that was dry I painted a coat of glossy Mod Podge on top. Mod Melts are now available exclusively at your closest Michaels store as of the end of June. You can also purchase the paints and Mod Podge there.

When the top coat dried I hot glued them to the lamp shade. I can’t wait to get this room done now. The colors of the Mod Melt flowers match the fabric I am using for the curtains.

You can find out more about Mod Melts or Mod Podge you can visit them on

If you liked this post you can check out the posts of all the other great bloggers that have been playing with Mod Melts

Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social asked me to review this product and write a post about it, all opinions and ideas were expressly my own.


One Response

  1. Hey, I too love Mod podge melts. I Bought 1 mold w/ mod podge sticks. But later thought they were a bit too pricey for my pockets so I am using regular hot glue. Regular hot glue makes them look like sea glass and then you can paint them. :) They are the same substance as well. :)

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