As I was working on the jewelry box for last month’s Good Things Utah, I had an epiphany. As I was looking a the layers of ruffles on the sides of the box, I thought to myself what a cute lampshade that would be.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that it was totally do-able. At first I was worried about the heat from the light bulb. But LED lights don’t get hot, so the paper won’t be a fire hazard. If you are careful, you can use an incandescent (regular) bulb, as long as the lamp shade is far enough away from the bulb, it won’t get hot either. Test it out and see what you feel comfortable with. Personally, I would use the LED bulb. You will need to be careful, but if you are, you can have a beautiful, hand-made, one-of-a-kind ruffled lamp within an hour or two.
Since I have a few teenagers and their leaders in my area coming to watch me, I wanted to make the project something that they would like. So, I pulled out the new Miss Caroline – Dolled up collection. The combination of pinks, grays, blues, yellows and whites are the perfect mixture of soft and bright that teenagers (and preteens and grown up women) LOVE.
I used one 6 x 6 pad to create my lamp shade. Depending upon the size of your shade, you may need more than one pad. I like to use the pads because the patterns are made smaller and you can see more when you punch the holes
This was a fun and easy project that makes a big impact.
As usual, I have created project instructions for you to download so that you can make this project for yourself.
When the segment is uploaded, I will add the video here:
I hope you enjoy this project as much as I do!