Many of you feel in love with Rie Elise Larsen’s pleated lampshades I posted yesterday. I found diy instructions on marthastewart.com so that we can all make our own. Super easy. Basically you fold decorative paper accordian style, holes are punches around the shade, and a string is threaded through the holes to pull the shade together. See the full instructions here.
Need a source for decorative paper to make the shades? Try Paper Source for a large selection of Japanese, Indian, and European papers. A few of my favorites below. Also try using wrapping paper, wallpaper, or paper you have hand stamped. Have fun!