Lilly Pulitzer Fabric Lamp Shade
I made this lamp shade the other day with a wire waste basket (found at the dollar store) and various Lilly fabric strips (some vintage prints, others are newer). It’s for our twin daughters’ room. I have to admit, I just love the way it turned out. Here’s a tutorial, if you’d like to make one yourself!
Lamp Shade made with Fabric and Dollar Store Trash Basket
What you’ll need:One wire waste basket (I found mine at the dollar store)Aprox 1.5 yards of fabric in what ever colors your heart desiresOne Lamp that has a screw top shade holder.-I cut strips of fabric about 1.5″ wide. The length doesn’t really matter, but you probably want them to be at least 36″ or so, so there’s enough to work with.-Start at the “bottom” of the basket (which becomes the top of the lamp shade). Tie a knot in the end of the fabric strip so it doesn’t slip though and make sure that the knot is on the inside of the basket ( I know, kind of a given.)-Weave the fabric strips in rows. I skipped a hole or ‘diamond’ on every weave that showed on the outer potion of the basket (this allows more fabric to show and less wire).-Now just weave and weave and then weave some more. I worked on this in spurts, I added a strip or two when I had a few minutes. All said, it took about 2-3 hours to weave.-Once the entire basket was done, I glued the tails of fabric on the inside so they would be secure and made certain that they were very short. I didn’t want any fabric to get near the bulb.That’s it!!You can see in the photos that the colors really glow when the light is on. Love that!