One of my favorite Flickr's to browse through belongs to crafter extraordinaire Dottie Angel. Along with countless inspiring images of her home and life, she has offers some great DIY projects! Here's a super cute one you'll probably find me trying ou this weekend: the Lamp Shade turned Chandelier. You should visit her BLOG for more wonderful ideas!
1. Strip the lamp shade down to it's bare-bones wiring.
2. Wrap up the wire in scrap paper, doilies & fabric.
3. Create your dangling pieces by stringing cut-out scraps.
4. Attach strings, birds, butterflies, and whatever else comes to mind!
This project can be as great as your imagination. You can keep to one color scheme to create a more simple design- or get a little more wild like Dottie's piece.