So today, my friend Lisa and I took a trip to good ole' Gabriel Brothers.. I was so excited to find out that my $15.00 pack of 2 curtains I had picked out rang up $3.00! .. and my $5.00 fleece throw rang up $3.00! .. Talk about a steal!!
Then we made a trip down to Goodwill on our way home where I came across a $3.99 lamp!
I brought it home and grabbed an old lampshade I had stored in my craft closet..
Meet my plain jane white lampshade::
I put it on my *new* old lampstand.. It looked perfect with the stand, but the shade was just bland..
It needed something!
So I came up with this::
I absolutely love how it turned out!
It's the first thing I notice when I enter the living room!
All you need is a hot glue gun and some thin fabric..
I cut my fabric in long strips and grabbed the middle string of the fabric strip.
I kept scrunching it until I reached the end of the strip.
Next I hot glued the ruffles on the 'lines' that were already on the lampshade..
Then I made a couple strips for the diameter around the top and bottom of the lampshade..
A couple good glue burns later..