Anyways, I came home and wanted to get projects done, but the kiddos have been less than cooperative. And Levi caught a nasty cold, so now he's sick and needs lots of mommy time.
I thought I'd start back blogging with a post on how to redo a lamp shade, simple and easy peasy. I promise.
For supplies you need a lamp shade you currently don't like the looks of. Scissors. Hot glue gun and plenty of hot glue. Fabric.
Lamp shade #1 I re-did for the 2nd time.
I cut pieces of white fabric into stips about 5 inches wide. I used my pinking shears, hoping the fabric would fray less.
Then I took some embroidery thread I had and wrapped it around the piece of fabric and tied it in a double knot.
Then I used every crafter's most cherished tool, and hot glued the fabric to the top and bottom of the lamp shade.
I went all around the lamp adding my pieces of fabric. Then I used left over fabric to tuck behind the gathered and glued pieces of fabric so you couldn't see the original lamp shade fabric anymore. I didn't bother covering the bird with a gathered piece of fabric though. I'm just going to turn her shade the other way. (Yes, I know that means I half-arsed this project.) Oh, and my fabric was less wrinkled, but I defer back to the 2nd picture in this post. Baby girl obviously didn't care if her lamp shade fabric was wrinkled so neither did I.
See simple and easy and costs next to nothing.
These are the other two lamp shades I re-did for our room.
Now I just need to repaint the actual lamp. But don't tell my husband I said that. ;)