Thursday, July 24, 2014
DIY Flower Lamp Shade
This week I've been sharing projects that I completed for our guestroom last summer. I’m finishing off this week’s blog posts with a lamp shade project. I think I originally saw a lampshade project like this on Pinterest and was inspired to make my own. While this project is easy and inexpensive, it is time-consuming. It’s a lot like the Coffee Filter Lamp Shade I made. I recommend watching a television series on Netflix while working on this project to help the time pass;)
To start this project, I bought a yard of white linen at the fabric store and cut/tore it into one inch strips.
Then I started rolling the fabric around my fingers….
….until I had something that looked like this.
Then I loosened the fabric until it looked like a flower
Lastly, I hot glued each individual flower to the lampshade I found at Goodwill.
I strategically placed each flower around the shade making sure the shade looked full but not crowed.
And a few hours later, I had a lamp shade that looked like this. I'm pleased with the outcome of this project. I think the lamp is beautiful when it's turned on. The lamp and shade were from Goodwill, costing around $5 before the project. After purchasing fabric and a package of hot glue, the cost of the finished lamp was around $10.
To see more of the projects for the guestroom, click the following links: