Sunday, November 14, 2010

{Lamp Shade} Tutorial

So here it is....the first in my homemade Christmas for Averee. As I have told you all before everything that I create is quite simple so I am certain when I say anyone can make...I truly mean ANYONE!

For Averee's room I have long been searching for the perfect lamp. When I say it has been a long time... I have been searching literally since last November when her curtains (ohhhh her curtains! you will get to see those soon!) were hung. Along my search I have found many lamps that were beautiful but the price tag that went with them made them less then perfect for my the girls room. Recently, though as I was watching HGTV (my all time favorite station) I saw an episode of Sarah's House and she was completing the kid's bedrooms. She created the most perfect lamp (you can see it here) for the little girls bedroom all with a hot glue gun and rick rack! A light went off in my head and I KNEW this was the perfect option for Av's room.

Supplies need:
  • Scissors
  • Lamp shade of choice
  • Lamp of choice
  • Hot glue/gun
  • Rick Rack in choice of color


Start by measuring rick rack around the bottom of your lamp shade and cut.

Using hot glue gun (I prefer low heat to avoid burns!) begin placing rick rack on bottom of shade. I feel it is best to start at the seam which is typically the part that you would face away from view in a room. Continue to glue rick rack all the way around. Repeat this on top if desired.
Tip: If you choose to place rick rack on top as well be sure to align the swirls (I'm not sure what else to call them!) So that they match on top and bottom. It will make it more visually appealing.

And you are done! Beautiful right?

I can't wait to place this in the girl's room! I know that it will be just perfect! And at the low cost of about
$22 and only about 10 minutes of my time it was the perfect solution to my dilemma! I also think this is a great option because it can grow with her as she gets older and maybe decides on different decor for her room.

Are you working on any homemade projects right now? I'd LOVE to see them!

And get excited as this week we jump off our fabulous nurseries edition! There are some great ideas that you are not going to want to miss!

Here are some places where I like to share!

Sunday Showcase Party
Making the World Cuter
Mad in Crafts

Letting the Creative Juices Flow
Take A look Tuesday
Bella Before and After
The Thrifty Home
Somewhat Simple
Hope Studios


  1. LOVE the lamp and yes, very easy!!!! thanks for the great idea!


  2. Hey Michelle, this lamp turned out GREAT, simple, and cute. Perfect for every little princess!!

    Thanks so much linking up to **Amaze me August**, and for all the Christmas projects make sure you check out **6 weeks 2 JINGLE** :)

    Oh and girl, don't miss out on my HUGE giveaway, coming soon, like very soon, you can win at least SEVEN gifts as of now. I'm so excited, you will LOVE it. :)

    Thanks again!!

    Bella :)


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