Adding a little natural element to fall decorating always feels right to me. Pumpkins, feathers, gourds, leaves… it makes for a fabulous fall display, don’t you think? Today I’m partnering up with some fantastic bloggers to share how we incorporate natural elements for fall decorating. As for me? It’s all about the twig lamp shade. Doesn’t it just scream “FALL!”?
This project could not be any easier. It’s more about patience than anything else, but you probably have everything you need without spending a cent.
You’ll need: A lampshade, lots of sticks, some scissors, a hot glue gun & some sticks. That’s it. See, told you it was simple!
Start by gathering sticks, and you’re going to need a bunch of them. Like 100+ I used almost the whole pile you see in the photo. Measure the height of your lampshade, then cut the sticks about an inch longer than the shade is tall, so you’ll have a bit of overhang at the top and bottom.
Unless your shade is already naked, you’re going to want to strip it down. Using scissors, cut away the fabric and pull off all the old trim.
Now let’s start gluing on those sticks. Place the shade on its side, and work your way around the shade.
Just a tiny dab of hot glue on the top and bottom rim of the shade is all you need to hold the sticks on. Glue them on and hold them in place for a few seconds so they will adhere well, then move on to the next stick.
Glue them all around the shade, then you can use a blow dryer to tidy up any hot glue strings – just blow it really well with hot air.