Add a little light to your Valentine’s Day

Valentine D.I.Y. Day 5 by: Rachel Briggs, Lead Designer

Charming Lamp Shades

As a lifelong D.I.Y. junkie I love anything that has me take everyday items and put a new spin on it.  This drum shade idea is great and can be incorporated into any style, season, or design.  All you need is an idea, tape, fabric and voila! you’re the MacGyver of D.I.Y.

These lamp shades from Better Homes and Gardens are a simple way to decorate and set the mood this Valentine’s Day! You can use light or dark fabric depending on if you want to brighten or dim the room.

What you’ll need:

  • Lamp with shade
  • Fabric of choice
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (optional)


First wrap the fabric around the lampshade to get the correct amount and cut.  Tape the fabric to the lampshade and you’re done! For extra flare you can add ribbon.