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How To Make A Tassel Drum Shade With Poster Board

Today I’m sharing a really cool-under $7-drum shade that I made out of poster board from the Dollar Store! Because everything is better with tassels, I finished it off with a tassel trim. Let me show you how easy it is to make this Tassel Drum Shade With Poster Board.

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The Farmhouse Hens are back with our monthly challenge and this month is all about lighting. I wanted a fun, unique light for my craft room. It was also important to stay under budget. So, I spent some time trying to think about what I wanted and I thought a drum shade would be cool. I looked around at thrift stores but couldn’t find the elongated shape that I wanted. So, what is a crafter to do? Make her own of course! Let me show you how easy and inexpensive this was to make!

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How To Make A Tassel Drum Shade With Poster Board

Supplies

Supplies for poster board drum shade

Instructions

  • Step 1 – Decide how long you want the drum shade to be. I folded it lengthwise and held it up to the ceiling light where it would be hanging and ended up going with about 14″. 

hoop with poster board

  • Step 2 – Add hot glue to the outer edge of the embroidery hoop and roll the poster  board around it. Do the same thing with the second embroidery hoop (the inner hoop) to make the bottom of the drum shade.

poster on hoop

  • Step 3 – Add ribbon trim to the top and bottom of the drum shade. This was also hot glued. 

shade with ribbon

  • Step 4 – Hot glue the tassels around the bottom of the drum shade. Be sure to glue these to the inside of the shade so you don’t see the glue.

shade with tassels

  • Step 5 – I was able to use cup hooks to hang it to the existing ceiling fixture. There are little holes in the fixture that the small cup hooks fit in. However, you can also use wire to secure it to the ceiling fixture. 

finished drum shade

 

Here is a photo of it with the light on. It gives a soft glow. I just love it. A fun, quirky light for my craft room!

light lit up

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Kaycee

Monday 28th of October 2019

Hi Michelle, This is a such a clever idea! I never would have thought about this, wow girl this light is so boho perfect!

Patti

Tuesday 9th of April 2019

Super cute idea. You DIY lampshade is so colorful and cheery. Keeping this on in mind.

ourcraftymom

Wednesday 10th of April 2019

Thanks so much Patti! It was fun to make :)

Rosemary Palmer

Tuesday 9th of April 2019

Such a great idea. Lamp shades can be expensive and hard to find the right size. So cute.

ourcraftymom

Wednesday 10th of April 2019

Thank you Rosemary. I'm really enjoying it!

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Tuesday 9th of April 2019

How awesome is this!!! What a great idea with using the embroidery hoops!! So clever and perfect for your craft room space!

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