St. Patty’s Day is often overlooked in our family… sure we put on green and appreciate pinching people for a day but that’s about it! So this year I’ve decided to do a little bit of St. Patty’s Day decorating… my hubby is part Irish after all!
I absolutely loved the little lamp I re-purposed for the second Thrift Store Swap… and when I saw these adorable little scarfs at the Dollar store I knew exactly what to do with them!
A DIY St. Patrick’s day lamp shade that only took two dollars and a couple minutes to put together!
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I absolutely love how it adds a little pop of the Irish to our living room! The best part is that it’s easily changeable and could be adjusted for any holiday or season!
In order to get the shamrock look I simply wrapped the scarfs around the shade! I made sure to tie the ends to the wire supports inside the lamp so that they wouldn’t come in contact with the bulb.
We want to be festive… not start a fire!
I decided to use a shorter lamp shade than the cream colored drum shade in the first picture… when deciding on a shade make sure that the scale is appropriate for your lamp!
Of course the benefit of the cream colored shade was the lack of pattern… the french script shade I ended up using does have writing that will show through the transparent scarfs.
I liked the effect since it helped tie the shade to the rest of the room however a second layer of scarfs would help to hide the pattern underneath.
2 scarfs went all the way around with only one “stripe” overlapping… so for a solid appearance try 4 scarfs! Just make sure to keep the fabric away from the bulb… we still don’t want any fires!
If you loved this quick little holiday project don’t forget to pin it! Then check out the other 17 St. Patrick’s Day projects! These ladies have some fabulous ideas… all under $10!! Score!
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Megan at C’mon Get Crafty Erlene at My Pinterventures Victoria at Dazzle While Frazzled Kim at Made in a Day Lyn at MidMichiganMom Robin at Redo It Yourself Inspirations Karen at Garden Chick Marie at DIY Adulation Terri at Our Good Life Sherry at Olives-N-Okra Raquel at Organized Island Betsy at Happily Ever After, Etc Tammy at One More Time Molly at Just a Little Creativity Rebekah at Crayons in My Camera Bag Do you have a budget friendly St. Patrick’s Day craft to share? Link up your project below and be seen on all 17 blogs!