I've had several scotch tape rolls laying around for over a year that I have been planning on making lamp shades with. So I finally got around to it.
Here is the empty tape roll. I've been collecting them whenever I run out of scotch tape...Usually around Christmas time.
I added a strip of plastic on the inside ring and covered them with decorative paper and put some metallic embroidery thread around the edges.
I used decorative beads as the lamp bases and wired them with LED's. I've found that the cheapest way to buy the LED's is on Ebay. I buy them pre-wired already with the resistors on them. I still need to add the plugs.
I used cool white LED's
I think these shades would make pretty cool hanging lamps as well.