|Lamp Shade made with Fabric and Dollar Store Trash Basket|
One wire waste basket (I found mine at the dollar store)
Aprox 1.5 yards of fabric in what ever colors your heart desires
One Lamp that has a screw top shade holder.
-I cut strips of fabric about 1.5" wide. The length doesn't really matter, but you probably want them to be at least 36" or so, so there's enough to work with.
-Start at the "bottom" of the basket (which becomes the top of the lamp shade). Tie a knot in the end of the fabric strip so it doesn't slip though and make sure that the knot is on the inside of the basket ( I know, kind of a given.)
-Weave the fabric strips in rows. I skipped a hole or 'diamond' on every weave that showed on the outer potion of the basket (this allows more fabric to show and less wire).
-Now just weave and weave and then weave some more. I worked on this in spurts, I added a strip or two when I had a few minutes. All said, it took about 2-3 hours to weave.
-Once the entire basket was done, I glued the tails of fabric on the inside so they would be secure and made certain that they were very short. I didn't want any fabric to get near the bulb.
You can see in the photos that the colors really glow when the light is on. Love that!