This burlap lamp shade has been on my mind for a while now. I’m always hunting for the perfect lamp shade to fit our home décor. I’ve had the hardest time finding one that works so, I’ve finally decided to make my own. Give me a glue gun, fabric, scissors, and I am ready for most projects.
Easy DIY Burlap Lamp Shade
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Materials you’ll need
Every month, I cruise through our local thrift shops and just the other day I hit the jackpot. This cute white lamp showed up for a mere $13, and I quickly snatched it.
Next, you’ll need a barrel shape lamp shade. Ok, you’re probably wondering what the heck I’m talking about when I mention the term barrel? It is a lamp shade that has the same diameter on top and bottom. This shape makes cutting out your patterned fabric easy since you can cut a straight line across. If you want to cover a shade that has a smaller top circumference than the bottom, this is a cone, and the layout of the material would be different.
Burlap is easy to cut. Measure and choose the line you need to cut and gently pull out one thread. You will have an empty row where you now will cut with your scissors.
Place your fabric on the shade and glue down the top selvage. Roll over the top to the inside edge and glue. If your edge is a little off and rough, no worries since you will finish it off with a ribbon.
The rest is pretty much the same, finish off the where the two edges meet on the shade and glue together. Next, complete the bottom and finish it off with a line of ribbon.
I love my new lamp shade and its whimsical parakeet pattern. I always have to add some cheerful elements to my decorating to make our home an inviting and warm atmosphere.
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