Friday, August 5, 2011

Ruffles Galore

I found this drum shade at Club GW-
It was in really good shape-
 I bought it
for $.75!
I bought it so I could ruffle it-
I love ruffles and I knew this shape would be perfect!

And look, it was!!
The best part- no sew!!!

I cut white lining fabric (because it was super thin) into 2 1/2 " strips-
attaching it with hot glue,pinch by pinch,
 little by little, row by row-

Look at this fancy, dancy
ruffled top hat
  for my lamp-

It's a charmer, don't you think?
Well, take care, gotta fly-Claire

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  1. I think it is absolutely wonderful! Great job!

    Flora Doora

  2. Soooo- cute! What a fabulous transformation! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  3. I love anything that's ruffled! And this is no exception! Great lampshade!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Oh my gosh, I just linked up the same thing! Ha! Love your version, so cute!

  5. What a great idea! I'd love for you to come link up at my Tuesday Tutorials Link Party! :)

  6. This looks great,
    I'm a new follower from my mad mind hop ,would be great if you would follow back?

  7. Gor-Geous!!!

    I'm about to decorate a bedroom and that looks like it would work perfectly for what I have in mind - going to Club GW to look for my own $0.75 shade.

    Thanks so much for joining the Tuesday Train!

  8. That looks amazing. Gotta love the price. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

  9. Great find (I never seem to find nice BIG drum shades at GW- you have skills, Girl!) and very "girlie" project- LOVE IT!

    Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tue Linky Party at Coastal Charm,
    ~Suzanne in NW IL

  10. Wow, I really was looking for some good project for my new lamp found at Salvation Army. This is great! Thank you for your tutorial.
    I am your latest follower. Hope you will stop by and consider following me back.
    Have a wonderful day!

  11. Well, I'll be darn. I have to get myself some old lampshades and start making those. I have a few ruffle shades that I purchased for our farmstyle shop and people are always asking if I can make some for them. Thanks so much for sharing your project!!
    Blessings... Polly

  12. Very Cute! I love ruffles!

  13. Just too cute for words. Adorable!! I love ruffles, too.


  14. What a bargain. You created a real treasure!

  15. Hi Claire,

    Your new lampshade looks great!!
    Especially with the light on, what a soft warm glow...
    Very nice!
    All the Best,

  16. Love your lampshade. I will be featuring it tomorrow night at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  17. That is adorable! Great job! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  18. No sew, eh? Very nice!!! It looks lovely...


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