Thursday, November 17, 2011

No Sew Ruffle Lamp Shade

MMMM..... I am loving all the neutral pallets lately. Burlap, canvas, duck weave, all incredibly delish! So slowly I am trying to move out some of the bolder colors in my front room and go more neutral, fresh, and light!
One piece at a time I will get there.
So I started with this lamp shade.
Notice the lovely stain I can't get out....HIDEOUS!

 I took this luscious fabric....oh I love the woven earthy look!
 Next I cut it into strips.
 Then, because I am a horrid at sewing, I hot glued pleats all the way down each of my strips.
 I then layered each strip onto the lamp shade hot gluing those down as well.
 I added a little rick rack around the top and a flower ...
 And voila! New, no sew, lamp shade.
Can't wait to do some pillows!


  1. Yes!! I have had a lamp sitting on my dresser for 2 years wondering what to do with the ugly thing! Perfect solution! Thanks!

  2. I hope it's o.k. that I pinned your idea, cuz I didn't see a 'Follow me on Pinterest' button! The lamp shade turned out waaaay cute :)

  3. Absolutely LURVE! I'm totally doing this to the lampshades in my room once I find the right fabric!

  4. Heather! We would love to see your version! And good luck with it!

    Becky totally fine to pin it! I am not sure how to add a button but I am going to look into it! Thanks!

    Katie! Thanks! I LURVE it too!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I just found your blog! FREAKING LOVE IT. I went previous through every single little/big/round/square project! LOVE THEM ALL. I will follow and pin FOREVER!

  6. What material is that?? I love it!! It looks almost like burlap but a little softer....

  7. Jennifer...I belive it was called goosedown...??? hmm....I can't remember now. Goose something though! It was similar to burlap but much softer!


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