Well looking around for ones of these they are expensive, IE 200-300 bucks! Too rich for my blood for a lamp I will put up for a month. So I got to looking I could make one. First stop Ebay, I found a "stocking leg" that was 28" tall for $9.99 with shipping it was $18.99. After a week I was the proud owner of a leg. Next was time to do some shopping.
First I stopped at Hobby Lobby for a base and black fringe. For the base I got an unfinished wood piece from the area near the build your own clocks. Regular price it was $2.99 but was 40% off. The fringe they sell by the yard and I got 2 yards and used all but about 6 inches. Also on sale for 30% off off $3.99 a yard.
I got the heels at goodwill for 99 cents. Just an FYI the leg wears a 6-6 1/2 and needs a 4 inch heel. Please do not make my mistake and get a 5 1/2 and have to nail the shoe on while acting like she is Cinderella's ugly sister cramming her foot in the heel.
Next was Wal-mart for a 3/4 inch dowel, a pair of thigh highs, a light kit and a lampshade. You may be about to get the lamp shade at Goodwill or other thrift stores for cheaper but mine did not have one and I was in a hurry to get her made.
You will also need heavy gauge wire and paint or stain. Tools you will need a 4 inch screw and a drill with bits and a saw.
Supplies in hand I begin. First I took the base out to the garage and stained it. You can paint it also but I had stain already.
Next I came back in to hot glue the fringe on the lampshade.
Next I failed to take pictures of but I took the leg to the garage and I cut the "sole" of her foot out. This is so you can thread the lamp kit thru the leg.
Next you will need to drill a quarter inch hole thru the bottom of the heel for the lamp cord to come out. It is easier to do this now and thread the cord thru before attached to the light.
After giving enough room for you to be able to plug the lamp in you run the lamp cord thru the leg and put the lamp kit together per the instructions. It is very easy to do.
Now the next thing I did was drill a small hole through the now stained base for a 4 inch screw to go through.
Based on the size of the screw you are using you will need to drill through the high heel at the "sole" close to the arch of shoe. You also will need to drill a pilot hole thru one end of the dowel for the screw to come into.
Once you have all your holes drilled now you can begin to assemble.
When you put the stocking on the leg you will have extra at the foot. I just tacked mine to the "arch" area of the foot so it was out of the way.
I glued my stocking around the "sole" cut out and then cut a hole in the stocking so I was not tearing it up with screw.
Now I placed the dowel in the leg with the pilot hole side down. You will screw thru the base, the shoe and the leg to the dowel till the screw will not tighten anymore. at this point it should be about to stand on its own.
All you have left is to drill 4 small holes for the heavy gauge wire to go thru the top of the leg
Now I know this does not look pretty but it does the job and it is all covered by the lamp shade. If you have a better way go ahead I just wanted to be done and put it up! This is what it looks like from the inside.