Hello! Thought I’d share this quick, easy and very affordable idea to jazz up your bedroom/living room (anywhere tbh), by adding some feather boas to a lamp or light shade you already own…best thing is- it’s reversible! I’ve done this several times now when my bedroom needed a little change-up and whenever I fancy changing it back, I have my lamp back to normal so it’s sort of like having two-in-one.
I ordered my 1.5 meter feather boas from Ebay for around £1 each and two of these covered my lamp shade (25cm in diameter) that was purchased last year from B&M, perfectly. I think you can purchase the pins from places like Wilkinsons or maybe even the pound shop!
Lets get started…
Firstly, take the end of your feather boa and stick the pin through the rope that holds the feathers together. After this, stick the pin through the shade with the feathers still attached.
That’s basically all there is to it! Leave around a couple of inches until you pin the next section on and just keep on pinning the boa around the circumference of the shade and you should end up spiralling down (if you started at the top) until your length runs out. You then just pick up where you left off and start on your second boa and could add more if you wanted an extra thick look or if you are using a larger shade.
Remember- the pins do not leave noticeable marks so its fine if you have to shuffle them about or decide you don’t like it/want to change it back. I think this is the best- and possibly the safest method as the heat from the light may melt the glue if you were to use a glue gun. Also, it’s just so quick with the pins, it literally took me about 5 minutes!
And there you have it! Thanks for reading my first post! 🙂