26 October 2011

Doilie lampshade

I saw this great idea for a lampshade and tried my own version.

I bought some large thin beige doilies from a charity shop. Then I draped them over balloons and brushed them with fabric stiffener. My doilies were too big to both fit around one balloon and also had frilly edges, so I used a balloon for each one and let all the frills hang to one side. When it was all dry, I popped the balloons and attached the two sides with some thin ribbon and tied it to my light fixture.

It's a little uneven from the side. I'd like to try this again some day with doilies that's lay flat.