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Handy Dandy Lamp Shade

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DIY lampshades don't have to be frilly and tacky...they can be efficient!  This Handy Dandy Lamp Shade not only dims strong light, but acts as a storage unit for pens, glasses, or other little things.
 

Handy Dandy Lamp Shade

Materials:

  • Old pair of jeans
  • Old lampshade
  • Lamp base
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors

 

Instructions:

  1. Gather the materials that you will use to recover the lampshade.

    Handy Dandy Lamp Shade
     
  2. Cut the fabric to size by cutting the legs off of the jeans, then to the size of the lampshade.  Cut these in different sections to cover the shade properly.  Cut the bottom hem of the jeans off to make a finished edge on the top of the lamp shade.

    Handy Dandy Lamp Shade
     
  3. Spray the Spray Adhesive on the back of the fabric.

    Handy Dandy Lamp Shade
     
  4. Place the fabric onto the lampshade, line up the bottom edge and smooth over so that there are no bumps in the cloth.

    Handy Dandy Lamp Shade
     
  5. Use the inside seem of the jeans as the finished edge for the bottom of the lamp shade.

    Handy Dandy Lamp Shade
     
  6. Trim the excess material from the top of the shade.
     
  7. Aline and hot glue the edges so they stay in place.

    Handy Dandy Lamp Shade
     
  8. Cut a back pocket around the edge (leaving it a pocket).

    Handy Dandy Lamp Shade
     
  9. Hot glue the back of the pocket and place it on the lampshade.

    Handy Dandy Lamp Shade
     
  10. Use the bottom hem of the blue jean leg and hot glue it around the top of the lamp to give it a finished edge.

    Handy Dandy Lamp Shade
     

 

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