Lamp Shade Garland Lights

Ah the summer holidays when every parent has to master the ability to keep their children entertained from the minute they open their eyes till the moment they go to sleep, failing to do so will most certainly result in the 2 words which every parent dreads to hear ‘I’m Bored’ and they will continue to repeat it until you… the parent, does something about it.As someone who is passionately into the design, it is not hard for me to come up with numerous ideas how to put a smile back on those beautiful faces and I really do love to experiment.

These homemade handcrafts are always the best solution and they are the best exercise for kids as well.By making things such as these, the kids can practice their creativity and productivity, learning how to use everything at their disposal and stand out from other people who would simply go to the store and buy a finished product.

Not only that but this is also one of the best ways how to provide fun for the whole family as anyone can participate in the process of making. When you have little kids, there is so much depending on you and you have to make them occupied for the whole day because that is what you do.At these times of despair, I turn to the craft box and desperately try to think of a fun project to keep my little angels amused. Above was today’s project, my daughter calls it the Pom Pom Light shade Garland. I always have lots of left over scrap fabric and it came in very useful for this project.


What you will need

Plastic Cups


Scrap fabric or alternatively napkins

Pom Pom Trim

PVA glue

Glue gun

Battery operated fairy lights

First up, roughly cut your fabric to size

Now take your fabric and paste pva glue all over ,line your fabric up with the top of the cup, next gently roll your cup in the fabric, smoothing any wrinkles out with your hands as you go.You will end up with overhang at the bottom of your cup, trim off with scissors


Leave to dry

Now pom pom time! Wrap your pom pom trim around the cup and cut to size, use a glue gun to add drops of glue around the top of the cup, then attach the pom poms.The final part is attaching the lights, poke a small hole in the base of your cup and push through the lights. Its a fun little project to do with the kids or without them. As always if you decide to give it a go please tag me on Instagram I would love to see it x