This project "works-for-me" so well, I can't believe it took me this long to try it. I wanted to add a night light in my downstairs powder room, and I found those lampshades at Joann's (or Michael's or wherever) that have a sticky exterior for easy fabric attachment. I bought some cute fabric, grosgrain ribbon and a little dangly fringe. Just smooth the fabric over the sticky side of the lampshade, trim it to fit, and use a glue gun to seal the edges. Then use the glue gun again to attach the ribbon and fringe. Easy!
It was so easy, in fact, that I decided to make one for my daughter's bathroom upstairs. Same process...and about 15 minutes of work. So rewarding! Instant gratification!
Finally, I had this lampshade in our upstairs hallway, and I figured, Why not? This time I bought some spray glue to use on the lampshade, then attached the fabric. In the case of a lampshade, I also needed to fold one edge over to create a pretty seam, and then I used the glue gun to seal it up. The rest of the process was the same as with the night lights. A little fringe, and voila!
Now my only problem is overkill. One day my husband is going to turn around and the light in the garage is going to be all covered with fabric and fringe. I'm sure he will love that!
P.S. All these lampshades were bought at Joann Fabrics. The night lights and shades came as a set, but the lampshade for the little lamp above was sold separately. Just FYI!
Works for me!