I then traced a pattern on some wrapping paper so I would make sure I had a good fit before cutting my actual design. I found a great resource HERE for how to draw a pattern for a lamp shade. This was the hard part!
So I cut traced and cut and trimmed and finally glued just the seam and waalaa:
I spent $1.00 for the shade at thrift store, $1.99 for enlarged copy at Staples and the lamp is, again, from my former life selling home decor. It was gold, I spray painted it white. Final cost ~ under $3.00 for a beautiful, shabby lamp that I adore!