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Shine a light on your creativity! Design your own lamp shade

Shine a light on your creativity!

With my daughter’s recent transition from all things pink to all things black and purple, I just couldn’t find the right one and at reasonable price.   Her old lamp was pink on pink with a simple feather trim:

Here’s what I did to transform the lamp for less than $10 and in under 30 minutes:

1)    I spray painted the base but knew I couldn’t save the former pink shade.  I found these really nifty plain adhesive shades at Hobby Lobby for around $7.

2)  The lamp comes with a template to cut a pattern from your choice of fabric

3)  Once the fabric is cut, you simply attach it to the sticky lamp shade, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles as you work your way around.  At the edges, you fold the fabric over and use a hot glue gun to secure it to the inside of the lamp.  Create a seam by tucking the fabric under itself on the backside of the shade and secure with hot glue.

4)  Attach your desired trim (1 yard) to the edges with hot glue.  In this case, I opted for sequins and feathers.

You can imagine that you could whip up some pretty creative shades.  Craft and fabric stores have tons of trims and fabrics.  Your imagination has no limit!  This is such a user-friendly project since it involves no sewing and no guess work.  I hope you find it easy too.  Try it and feel free to come back and post pictures of your own creations.  Your feedback is always appreciated.