Step 3: Mix the Solution

 Now mix your glue and water.  Measurements don't really matter I just do it on instinct.  Probably about a tablespoon of glue to a cup and a half of water.  I always have leftovers but you want it liquidy enough so that the glue spread evenly.  Now I mix with my finger, don't be shy your whole hand will be covered in glue shortly.
<p>I have a generic polypropylene spray that I got for a couple of dollars at a discount store. The main reason I wanted it was to protect the colored paper from UV rays, i.e., light. In a matter of months, the shade will bleach out to a gross yellowish grey color. Making sure the shade is protected inside and out is important.</p><p>One suggestion: if you want to save money on your project, why not use $1.00 packets of white tissue paper for the foundation? The tracing paper in the pictures is way too expensive for a tightwad like me. The dollar store also has colored paper, but it's only one color to a packet, and that adds up fast.</p><p>Finally, you might be able to source lamp frames by trash picking. The apartment building where I live has a high turnover, so when I need something like that, I just ask the guy in charge of maintenance. Voila' I soon have all I want, at no cost. </p><p>Thanks for your wonderful instructable. I really appreciate your sharing it with us!</p>
Amazing idea! This might be very first home made craft diy project! Wish me luck! Does anyone know what sort of protective spray I should use in step 9?
Great idea using the trash container as a frame!
The kitty is fascinated
How creative and pretty!<br />

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