The best part about this project is, I didn't have to buy anything to make this!
I love being able to make use of things I already have.
And except for the light kit and maybe an embroidery hoop, you probably have everything too!
Wooden Embroidery Hoop (Mine was a 14in oval but you can use any size you want)
Light Kit (I got one super cheap at IKEA)
Thin Wire (I repurposed wires from an old Cell Phone Charger)
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Pliers and wire cutters
Step 2: Seperate the two peices of the embroidery hoop and remove any screws or extra hardware. If needed, hot glue the hoop together where it splits to open.
Step 3: Tie the wire circle made in step 1 to the hoop on all 4 sides with the wire.
Step 4: Prepare your fabric. Cut a strip of fabric that is as tall as you want the shade and as long as the circumfrence of the hoops, plus a couple of extra inches. If you need to, sew two pieces together to get the length you need.
If your hoop is like mine, when you get to the backside where the hunk of wood is, snip the top and glue the fabric under the wood. Make sure you leave a couple of inches of fabric at the end for finishing.
Step 6: Line up the fabric on the second hoop and hot glue the bottom of the fabric around the second hoop.
Step 7: Once you get to the end, using fabric glue or hot glue fold the extra fabric over. . .
. . .then fold it over again (to hide the rough edge) and glue it down.
Step 8: Trim the top and bottom with cute ribbon.
Step 9: Cut two more pieces from the wire hanger that are the same length as the height of your lamp. Hot glue one on each side on the inside of your lamp to reinforce the light and to keep it straight and sturdy
Step 10: straighted out the remaining wire hanger and cut 2 pieces as tall as your lamp. Hot glue these on the inside of both sides (on the hoop) to reinforce the lamp, take out the wrinkles, and make it more sturdy.
Note: if your light doesn't hang straight because of extra weight on the embroidery hoop, hot glue small washers or other weight onto the opposite side of the hoop to balance out the weight.
Step 11: Embellish!
I added fabric flowers made from silver satin. ( and they hid the unsightly seam that was on the front.