Monday Made It ~ Sprucing Up Lamp Shades

I am linking up with Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made It again this week.
This weekend has been SUPER busy for us!  We have been busy working on moving our kids and furniture into new spaces.  Friday we had the carpets cleaned.  Saturday Ginny Beth's new furniture was delivered, and that is when the fun began!  Here are the finished products!

So, needless to say, I have not been in school mode yet, though I go back on Thursday of this week.  So, this week I worked on making my little girl's lampshade to match her room.  You could do this in your  classroom with a lamp to spruce it up a little too.

First, I gathered my supplies:  lamp shade, ribbon, scissors, and glue gun.  We really didn't want to buy her new lamps since we already had these, and it would all work out perfectly.

Then, I cut the ribbon to size after measuring around the top and base of the lamp.

I started with the top, which was so much easier.  I put a dab on hot glue on each of the seams and the put it down around it.  Here is my finished product of the top.

The bottom was almost a fail, but I like it OK.  I had to actually put hot glue everywhere on the bottom to hold the ribbon.  I had to have my husband turn it as I did it, or it was a complete mess.  I have learned to not do this on the fluted lamp shade if I want it to be flat.  So, it looks like a ruffle instead of being flat.

So, it was not a complete fail.  It adds a touch of purple to her room, which was what I wanted.

What have you made this week?  Link up with Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics and let us all know!


  1. Sounds like you have been very busy! Looks like they love their new rooms already!

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  2. Nice! I spruced up a lamp for my Made-It-Monday, too! Love it!

  3. The "ruffles" work. Best wishes for getting everything ready for the start of your school year.

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