Here's a quick and easy project for parties of all types; whether for kids or adults, casual or formal. These tiered stands are inexpensive to make, and a great way to use old dishes destined for donation. They also look just fancy enough and add great height to a dessert table — all good things.
A fabric shade adorned with ribbon can light up a room even when it's pulled down. Choose a length of ribbon -- ours is grosgrain -- or decorative trim that works well in your room. Use fusible webbing to attach it to the shade. (Some trims already have a fusible backing.) You'll find the supplies at sewing stores -- but there's no sewing necessary.