Now that I’m home full-time with my son, one of my goals is to do some DIY projects on a very small budget.
Let me share with you my latest one and let me explain to you how everything started:
Last year, I try to give my two basic lamp shades a custom look to compliment the existing theme of our master bedroom by adding a trim of ribbon around them – I was not satisfied with the look because it looked unfinished, so I bought wallpaper (same one I used the last weekend to create my DIY inspiration corkboard).
I try my best to wrap it around the two lamp shades, but I did it wrong and left everything unfinished, so this afternoon I disciplined myself to finally DO IT RIGHT!
Believe me it took a couple of times to get it right this time.
I started by wrapping the wallpaper around the lamp shade, then I secured it with two paper clips to hold it in place. I cut the wallpaper by holding the lamp shade (it was difficult) and I then removed the paper clips.
I placed the wallpaper in my table to mark the top and bottom edge of the wallpaper with a pencil by using the lamp shade as a guide line.
With an “X-Acto” knife I was able to cut the edges as perfect as I could.
Once it was cut and ready, I started wrapping the wallpaper around the lamp shade again and used an invisible tape to hold it and finish.
It looks great, not so many steps to follow but it was not easy to do it alone, I suggest to have someone else helping you when you are wrapping and cutting the wallpaper.
After taking this tiny DIY project, my head is full of ideas about lamp shades … (maybe wrapping them around fabrics or paint next time)
I will keep you posted!