I love the femininity of the ruffle lamp shade. As I was browsing around Hobby Lobby I found this:
I loved the ruffles, but not the price tag and the fact that it comes in only one size. Of course, I decided I could make my own.
I googled around to find a similar self made shade. I found these 2 (drab to fab , and A little piece of heaven) that were close contenders, but neither one were quite what I was wanting.
This was so easy! I have two more shades that I'm going to have to do.
I started with the burlap lampshades that seems like I just got from Target. Loved them so much when I got them. Now I'm covering them up. Guess I'm fickle like that. :-) Anyways, I cut some strips of fabric. Frayed edges are fine with me. I used some left over painters drop cloth fabric and some stripped fabric that I had on hand. I plugged in my hot glue gun and went to town.
I didnt really take any as I was doing it pictures. But, I simply started on the seam of the shade and took a strip of my fabric. I folded the fabric in half (length wise) as I was gluing it down. I glued down the middle of the fabric bunching it up as I went. I hope you understand my super technical terms. :-) It kinda looks like I had ruffled the fabric and then glued it down. But, this is a NO sew project. So, I glued and ruffled as I went.
Here it is all lit up. Love it. Of course I had to make a little flower to go with it. Its the same fabric as my No Sew Pillow Cover. Plus I made it almost like I made my Burlap Fabric Flower.
Liking up (cause its more fun that way)...