Make a Pineapple Photo Lampshade

I was given this lampshade by Lamps.com, and challenged to do something fun with it. I had a blast! Read the end of this post to learn how you can see the other challenge entries, vote for me, and possibly win yourself a $100 gift card to Lamps.com!

I take tons of photos, and print them out regularly. With the hope of scrapbooking them one day. I don’t want my photos to have to wait until I can journal about them or put them in a frame, I want to enjoy them right away! I took this great lampshade from Lamps.com and used the idea of the criss-cross ribbons on a french memo board to make a lampshade that reminds me of a pineapple – but is a great place to tuck photos (or birthday cards, or Christmas cards, or whatever the season brings!)

Supplies:
Lampshade
Ribbon (I used yellow grosgrain ribbon)
Glue gun
Needle and Thread (optional)
Bulb and Lamp Base

I started by measuring my lampshade, and then making a small mark every 10 inches along the edge. I did the same along the other edge, but off-centered my marks. So, on one side my marks were at 10, 20, 30 inches, and on the other side at 5, 15, 25 etc.

I glued ribbon from a mark on one side at an angle to a notch two down on the other side. I repeated this all the way around the lampshade.

I then repeated the process in the opposite direction.

On both the top and the bottom, I measured the criss-cross to keep them even, and stitched them in place with a few stitches. If you’re not the needle-and-thread type, you could use a glue gun.

After I had stitched in place all the top and bottom crossings (leaving the center ones alone), I glued some ribbon around the top and the bottom of the lampshade to give it a finished look. Then I put the lampshade on my lamp base, and was able to tuck in my photos!

You can win a $100 Lamps.com gift card, and vote for your favorite lampshade transformation by visiting the Lamps.com site. I’d love it if you voted for me!

Disclosure: I was given free product from Lamps.com as compensation for this post.

Comments

  1. Voted for you 🙂 Love your creative idea 🙂 and how you change the pictures or use christmas or birthday cards 🙂
    xoxo miss you

  2. I too voted for yours. I live in teacher house in rural Alaska. My picture frames didn’t make the trip here (broken glass) and I was trying to figure out how to hang my family pictures without simple stapling them to the walls. I have a shade that I can your design with. Great idea!

  3. I love the animation you have going on!! What a great idea!

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