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Odds and Ends Shade Pulls




  1. Step 1

    Use a bead or a seashell, wrap a plain metal washer with colored twine, or attach a screw eye to the top of an alphabet block.

  2. Step 2

    Use hot glue to attach ribbon to shell.

  3. Step 3

    Thread twine or ribbon through screw eye or hole in object; knot ends.

  4. Step 4

    Thread knot through grommet on bottom of shade so loop forms at back; feed attached object through loop; pull to tighten. If using wide ribbon or twine, there's no need to form loop.

  5. Step 5

    Thread strand through grommet hole; tie in large knot to secure.

Martha Stewart Living, May 1998



Reviews (3)

  • downeymja 31 May, 2009

    I just did this exact thing - found my Dad's compass and wanted to put it somewhere to remind me - so it is on my pull shade in my craft room where I spend a lot of time.

  • confettiguru 31 May, 2009

    I'm doing this for a ceiling fan pull. I'm very short and always have to climb on a chair to turn the fan on or off.

  • yurangel4 31 May, 2009

    Some of these may be used as ceiling fan pulls also