Fabric strips 1½ in. (4cm) wide and 5 in. (13cm) longer than the length of each bar
Lots of beads/old necklaces
Embroidery floss (thread)
Gathered lace trim
Felt flower embellishments
1. Thrifty Thelma and Woolly the Lamb are stripping the ugly fabric from their lampshade. They want to give it a fresh new look. Once all the fabric has been taken off, they clean it with a damp cloth.
2. They tear strips of fabric to wrap around each bar. Then they add glue to the top of the bar with a glue gun, wrap the strip of fabric round tightly all the way down to the bottom, and secure it with another dab of glue. They do this to every vertical bar. And because they tore the fabric, the strips are frayed, which Thelma and Woolly like.
3. Next, Thelma measures around the inner circular section where the light bulb goes. She finds an old necklace that she never wears, cuts it to size using pliers, and then attaches it to the frame using a glue gun.
4. For each of the sections between the vertical bars, they cut two ribbons about 1½ in. (4 cm) longer than the bars. Then they sew two or three felt flowers onto each one. They wrap the tops of the ribbons to the top of the frame, securing with glue, and do the same to the bottom.
5. They thread beads onto beading wire the same length as the ribbons and stick masking tape to the ends, so that the beads don’t fall off. Then they tie the wires to the top and bottom of the frame, in between the ribbons, adding a dab of glue to each knot for extra security. They also attach some old bead necklaces.
6. Thelma and Woolly cut lengths of embroidery floss in different colours and wrap them around the top and bottom of the frame, all the way around.
7. They glue another beaded necklace along the top of the lampshade. Then they measure their gathered lace to the circumference of the frame base and attach it with glue. To finish it off, they glue buttons onto the lace at the bottom of each bar and add a few more felt flowers to the bar frames for luck.