I needed a small table lamp for the nightstand and I wanted something cute and ruffly. After looking everywhere, I couldn't find something that I loved, so I decided to make my own. I purchased a simple lamp at Wal-Mart and some satin ribbon from Michael's and got to work. Here's what I came up with:
First, let me tell you, I severely underestimated the amount of time and ribbon this lamp would require. I purchased two 10 yard spools and though I'd be fine. Umm, no, it took 5 spools and several episodes of Once Upon A Time before I was done with this project. Luckily, it was one of the projects I started earlier in my pregnancy and I didn't mind taking the time.
To attach the ribbon onto the lamp shade, I covered the lamp shade with 1" wide Sookwang tape all around. Then I followed Ashley Cannon Newell's video instructions here for the ribbon ruffling. The ribbon I used is Michael's satin ribbon in Tiffany Blue. Looking back, there's several things I would do differently if I had it all to do over again. First, I'd probably paint the lampshade to match the ribbon. Second, would cover the rim with ribbon for a more finished look. And third, I would end the ruffles at each row and start a new one instead of working in a spiral. This left me with a wonky edge at the end that is cleverly hidden towards the wall.
Lamp - Wal-Mart : $13.00
Ribbon - Michael's (on sale) - $12.50 (5 rolls @ $2.50 ea)
Total Cost: $25.50
Has anyone out there made anything similar? I'd love to see it and hear your thoughts!!
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