I Usually Begin a DIY Conversation With an Idea
sometimes while i'm out with my daughter(s) we see something we like but its a little on the pricey side and I suggest a way we can make it ourselves and it goes on from there back and forth until one of us tries it...usually me. for example , I recently changed my bedroom around(after several suggestion from my HT friends) I wanted a new lampshade to go with the change but just couldn't afford and I like using things that I have on hand. Sooooo, I thought what do I have ? I tried something we all have..a Tee shirt. Yes, I slipped it over the existing shade, cut the top and bottom to fit the shade and amazingly didn't require glue or tape or sewing. Yay!!! so by using any color shirt and perhaps adding an iron on patch or applique ...Voila! a new lamp shade. Even if its only temporary, you can use with children's décor or living room or any room because t-shirts come in every color and many designs. as you can see in the pics , I added wallpaper to one wall and a strip of it around the lampshade. sorry don't have a picture of the 'before' lamp but this is it with tee shirt and wallpaper.