Do you have a lamp that needs a new lampshade? Or a lampshade that is outdated or the wrong color or style? I have a great solution for you! How about making an easy, oh so cute ruffled lampshade out of burlap? I chose a natural burlap fabric with black stylized flowers. In just a couple of hours aold lampshade can be transformed into a very fun, sassy and one-of-a-kind decor element!
Let’s get busy and make this cheeky lampshade!
Cut the burlap into strips. If you need to see an easy way to cut burlap straight click HERE. You will choose the width of your ruffle according to your lampshade size. I made my ruffles 3 inches wide. Frey one long side of the burlap strips. This will give your ruffle a cute frayed edge. I frayed three rows.
1. Mark off the rows for the ruffles on a lamp with chalk. Mark each row all the way around the lampshade. Again, this is a judgement call according to your lampshade.
2. Run a two to three inch bead of hot glue along the bottom marked off row on the lamp and lay the top of the burlap strip on the hot glue. Quickly pinch the top of the burlap strip together making a ruffle. DON’T BURN YOURSELF! Continue around the lamp until the bottom ruffle meets. Do this for each ruffle.
3. Cut a strip to finish the top of the lamp. It should be wide enough to cover the top of the top ruffle and then go over the top of the lamp and hang a little over the back of the lamp. Frey one long end. I frayed three rows. Hot glue the finishing strip in place with the frayed edge on the outside of the lamp, as shown. I glued the front top and back of the lam to secure the top piece. Thats’ it!!!
Just think of all the lampshades you can transform!!! And without sewing a stitch!!
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