Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Halloween Crafts - Lamp Shade

Halloween Lamp Shade
Designed by Crafts by Starlight
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Materials: Square DK Red Lamp Shade 36” X 8 ½”, 12 Red and Orange Leaves, 4 Black Spiders, 4 Black skeletons. Decorative Trim:  1 Roll or 6 ft of Black Bead trim and 37” of Black Fringe. Don’t forget your hot glue gun! And of course scissors.

This is a fun easy project. If you have a hard time finding the right size spiders and black skeletons don’t be afraid to just use what you can find. I found my spiders and skeletons at Wal-Mart in the party section. They were a part of a pirate set and with a little spray paint they ended up being better than what I was looking for in the 1st place.

Step 1: Take black bead trim and line the very top of the lamp shade all the way around.
Step 2: Place black skeleton and glue slightly tilted on the right side of the first panel.
Step 3: Place 1st leaf at the top of the panel with the edge of the leaf slightly above the edge,  glue down. Take Black bead trim and glue it curled on the base of the leaf going down the stem. Place the other two leave as you wish and repeat with trim.
Step 4: Glue a black spider at the bottom left hand corner.
Step 5: Turn the shade toward the right and MIRROR Steps 2 – 4. Repeat on next two panels.
Step 6: It is important to place the fringe on last. Carefully glue the Black Fringe on the base of the lamp shade. Don’t over use the glue! it can be unforgiving when you mess up on fabric.
You are now done! Happy Halloween


  1. Thanks Helen I had fun. I am very picky when it come to Halloween decorations. I am ok with this one.