Redecorate for free and get rid of some clutter at the same time? Update your space with an inexpensive, no-waste project? Sound too good to be true? Not with this DIY venture. Just find a few old t-shirts that have been hanging around your closet and create a stylish fringe shade so your lighting will be as unique as your space.
Things You'll Need
Rotary cutter and mat
Hot glue gun
Cut off the top and bottom of the t-shirt with a rotary cutter.
Use the rotary cutter to cut up the center of the shirt. Leave the sides folded so there are two layers of material.
Cut 1/4-inch strips being sure to stop 1/2-inch from the fold.
Pull on each strip to stretch them out. Repeat with the other half of the t-shirt.
Take the lampshade off the lamp. Run a bead of glue around the inside of the top of the shade. Adhere the folded piece of the t-shirt fringe to the inside of the shade. Continue to glue the fringe to the inside of the shade. You may have to create fringe from two or three more t-shirts depending on the size of the shade.
Place the shade back on the lamp. Straighten out the fringe and give it a trim with a sharp pair of scissors. Use the bottom of the shade as a guide.
Brilliant way to make your lamp feel new again.