I have a couple of lamps in my house with plain white lamp shades.... BORING!!! I have been wanting to jazz them up for awhile but I couldn't quite figure out what I wanted to do... until I saw this lamp in Pottery Barn Kids. How cute to have gathered ribbon or fabric on a lamp shade. So, I thought that I would literally have to sew the ribbon ONTO the lamp shade. Well, that's just not going to work (I tried it and it just doesn't work). So, I thought I would staple it on. The lamp turned out super cute, but that was the most frustrating craft I have done in a long time. Sometimes the stapler would work but most of the time I would end up poking holes in the lamp shade and putting the staple in manually.... don't try this at home.
So, I just gave up. I figured I put the other lamp shades aside and come up with some other idea some other time. I was done with the frustration. Then I was wandering down the lamp aisle at Hobby Lobby and I saw the same cute pink lamps. After I looked closely at them I realized.... DUH... they were sewn to gather the fabric, but it was glued on the lamp... DUH!!!
So, I busily got to work sewing strips of fabric down the middle and gathering them. Then I used my trusty hot glue gun and glued them on my lamp shade. So cute, so easy, I am so blonde sometimes, but I'm not blonde.
And look how cute my guest bedroom is!!!