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Handmade Crescent Lampshade on Birdcage Stand

Finished Crescent Lamp


We originally made this crescent lamp to use in our Dragonologist’s Parlor, a room in our upcoming book. It’s a quirky old thing but we think any witch or wizard would like it.


The base is a vintage birdcage stand that we wired to use as a lamp. The shade is made from a crescent lampshade frame we purchased from Heart Enterprises Victorian Lamp Shade Supply. They have an amazing variety of lampshade frames, lining fabric and glass bead fringe. You can also learn how to cover a lampshade frame by way of a DVD they sell.

We covered our frame in an assortment of coordinating fabrics from old neckties most of which we find at Goodwill Stores. We have the ties cleaned and then take them apart and see what looks good together. We love the foulards, paisleys and scenic ties best. The colors can be coordinated to work with almost any color scheme. Check back with us for more projects that use old neckties.

Cutting Up The Ties

Cutting up the ties we found.

Buy a bunch of coordinating colors and then work on matching patterns as you play with your new frame.

The Crescen tFrame

The crescent frame we purchased.

We’re starting to stretch the fabric, pinning as we go.

Stretching Around the Frame

It’s starting to look pretty!


Crescent Lamp Cording

Here we are gluing the decorative cording in place. This helps hide your lines and makes it look elegant and antique.


June 30, 2016



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