Crafty lady Tresa Edmunds had two boring pendant lamps that needed to be changed out. She writes, "I bought two plain jane lampshades at Home Depot on clearance. Because the shades needed to hang from the ceiling, I needed shades with hardware conducive to that. Then I found this great fabric at a quilt store that had nearly every color I was working with. With all my materials, the rest was just a case of reverse engineering."
Here's what she started with:
To see what it looked like after her craftiness, read more.
Tresa did all the rewiring herself, and also re-covered the shades with fabric and homemade bias tape that she made from the same fabric. To get all of the details, check out her post. You can also visit her Etsy shop for other crafty gift ideas.