Then I saw this lampshade on Pinterest and thought, "I could do that!". (the website is here) My shade only had a ring at the top and one at the bottom without the supporting wires in between. So I just tied the torn strips of cloth between the top and bottom rings.
It softens the glare from the naked bulb and goes with my new quilt, so I'm happy with it. Best of all, it took about 20 minutes to make.