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Flower Lamp | Lights & Lamps

Flower Lamp

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

This design lets you trim a lamp to match the colors of your child's room. For an even more personalized, changeable look, she can slip photos or drawings under the ribbons. (As with any lampshade, use only the recommended bulb.)

Materials

  • Lamp with barrel-shaped shade
  • Scissors
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Hot glue
  • Fabric flowers (we bought whole sprays and removed the stems)

Instructions

  1. Cut the ribbon into lengths 1 inch longer than the height of the lampshade. At both ends of each length of ribbon, dab on hot glue and make a tiny fold to seal the edges.
  2. Starting at the shade's seam, attach the ribbon to the inside top edge with hot glue. Flip the shade over, pull the ribbon taut, then glue it just inside the bottom edge. Repeat as you work around the shade, placing ribbons 1 1/2 inches apart.
  3. Trim the backs of the flowers so they lie flat (if they're wrinkled, you can lightly iron the petals). Affix a flower to the end of each ribbon with hot glue.