Tutu Lampshade How-To
To make these tulle lampshades, simply attach a child's tutu to a lampshade ring, and thread onto a bulb-and-socket cord, then hang from the ceiling.
How to Make It
Use a lampshade wire ring with a washer top as the frame for your lampshade. We used a 10-inch ring with a 1/2-inch recess; the support wires are raised above the ring itself.
We dipped the tutu in a basic pink or rose clothing dye to get a soft pink. Use Magna-Tac adhesive to glue the waistband of the tutu to the outside edge of the lampshade ring, and let dry.
To wire the lamp, use a wire-end socket (or a bare-bulb hanging socket with a cord), plus a replacement plug (we liked the snap-on version; see our link for examples of both types). You can purchase these electrical supplies at most hardware stores. Cut off the socket cord's original plug, and thread the raw end of the cord through the washer at the center of the lampshade ring; then attach the replacement plug. Slide the lampshade down to the socket. If the shade won't hang level, use electrical tape to wrap the lampshade ring to the socket itself. To hang the lamp, loop the cord through a hook on the ceiling, and use electrical tape to hold it in place. Or thread the cord through a chain, and use the chain to hang the light on a ceiling hook.
What You Need
Tutus "Bando" tutus (dyed pink), by Leo's, from AllAboutDance.com
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