Some ideas for inexpensive light covers include using a scarf attached with tacks to the ceiling and turning an upside-down, enameled colander into a shade. Another option is cutting a world globe in half for a trendy pendant light. Painted vintage tart tins with colorful wiring also works well.
Beer or soda can tabs can be glued together diagonally and adjusted to desired size. When the light is on, the tab shade appears to glimmer. Other inexpensive light cover ideas are baskets, painted tin cans and wine bottles. Cutting out the base of the wine bottle allows for wiring to be assembled inside.