Country Lamp Base
- 1 lamp base, in good working order
- Piece of calico
or other material*
- Large, heavy-duty rubber band
* Large enough to extend up a few inches over the sides
of the lamp base when the lamp base is sitting squarely
in the middle of the piece of material.
- Set lamp
base in the middle of the material. Carefully cut a small "X"
in the cloth near the cord and pull the cord through. Slide
the rubber band up the material (pull cord out from behind
it) to the top of the lamp base. Make sure the rubber band
is secure. The ends of cloth should be hanging over the
rubber band. Grasp corners of cloth and loosely tie in single
knots, then roll and tuck excess cloth around the lamp base
until it is neatly tucked up, but be sure the rubber band
does not show.
- Tie some raffia around the top of the lamp
base where the rubber band is secured.