Friday, July 16, 2010

Little Lamp Shade

This little lamp was a hand me down that I thought would look nicely in my kitchen,  but the plain shade wanted to be made over a little to go with my curtains.  A really quick project.



1).  Cut a strip of material  the width of your lamp and twice the length of the circumference of the lampshade.



2).  Clip the bottom to make a little fringe ( this material was a nice woven material and a little fringe worked well this way. The top of this material was already finished on the edge, but if yours isn't, hem it on the top ( you could hem the bottom if you didn't want to fringe it).



3).  Using a glue gun, glue the material to the top of the lamp shade. Scrunch the material together  as you glue to make a little ruffle.



4). Glue a little rick rack around the top of the ruffle.



5).  There you are a quick 30 minute project

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

So cute Mom! And yes, very simple!! Its so nice to see glimpses of the house in your shots. I love you soooo much.

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Sooooo cute! It sure *looks* easy... but I bet it wouldn't come out like that if I tried it....!
Love, Anne x

Danielle said...

You are so artsy!!! LOVE it! Super cute.
So I was thinking, you come to my house, make it over how-ever you want. I'll supply all the baby time you could ever want, and lots and lots of hot tea. :-D K?

Pam said...

Thanks for the comments girls. Danielle, you do tempt me. :) It sounds like the greatest fun.
Love you all
Pam

Holly Trujillo said...

I love this project Pam, you are so wonderful.

Pam said...

You're a sweetie Holly.
Love you
Pam

Marie said...

Oh wow mom!!! This is SO adorable! I lOVE it!!! It sets the sweetest light shade too! You make it look so EASY!

I love you SO MUCH!!!!!!
~ Marie

Laura said...

Dear Pam,

What a simple and adorable craft project! I really love the red gingham...and the rick rack was exactly the right touch to finish it off! I recently redid a lampshade in patchwork for my sewing nook...it was a fun project...and a chance to use up some scraps. Thank you for sharing this idea!

Hope you are having a blessed Monday!
Laura