OKAY!! This is by no means a project to do if you are in a hurry!! This took me 2 days! First I painted my lamp, Then I cut my old lamp shade off. I had tons of scrap material from making aprons, and curtains,etc. So I decided to try this that I had seen on the internet. Cutting the strips was the easy part. There is a technique to tying them to your shade. tie your bottom first. Then string it upward. Then tie aknot. As you are going around it, you have to keep scooting them together. GOOD LUCK!!!