Now if you have an old lamp shade you could probably use that. Or, if like me, you have a tomato wire cage hanging around...
Now you can start the fun part!
Cut lengths of fabric to tie onto your frame. I cut the blue-grey fabric 2x as long as the other pieces so I could lay them over the top of the wire, wrap around the back and tie in front.
Until it looked like this:
And if you like this look you can stop here. I actually like just the few strands of fabric on the metal frame. But I wanted to keep going.
For my other pieces of fabric I cut them long enough just to place over the front side of the frame and then I simply tied it in the back (instead of the front) so that it created a flat panel of fabric. I did so until it looked like this:
Then I decided to keep going a little further and tried a little trim on it...
The trim is easily attached with a glue gun. Just run a little glue at the base and lay your trim on top, very slightly overlapping the two ends in the back. Don't want to commit to the trim? Pull it around taunt and pin it in the back.
Here they are all lit up!
I went ahead and kept the orange trim but I think I really do like it best with just the few pieces of fabric on it. That look kind of has a modern farm house feel to it that I am feeling into -and that route would certainly be less time consuming! But the options for putting your own variations on this idea are pretty endless. Using ribbon or bias tape would be a good idea if you wanted smooth edges and to eliminate the time consuming process of cutting fabric strips. Get Crafty!
My new crafty crafting light. (The art in the background is via)