No Sew Burlap Lampshade

I love this lampshade. I found it at GW last year for one dollar. The problem is though, that it doesn't shade the bulb very well at all. I've tolerated it because it was better than nothing and it's really cute. I've been keeping my eyes opened for another frugal solution, and it came to me in the shower where my ideas usually show up, to make a burlap cover.

One of the tricky parts was keeping the beading, which was sewn into the purple fabric.

I carefully cut all but the very bottom part of the material off, the part that the beads were threaded through. Then I wrapped thread around the material to neaten it up and keep it close to the wire hoops and out of the way and still allow the beads to dangle.

I gathered some complimentary embellishments and played around with them to see which ones I would use.


I started by hot glueing some fiber type ribbon to the bottom of the material (after measuring the new fabric against the old).

I hot glued the seam closed on the shade.

Then I removed silk flowers from their stems.I hot glued flowers and rhinestones to the bottoms of both shades. And lastly I hot glued the shades to the wire hoops.

..: No Sew Burlap Lampshade

Sunday, April 11

No Sew Burlap Lampshade

I love this lampshade. I found it at GW last year for one dollar. The problem is though, that it doesn't shade the bulb very well at all. I've tolerated it because it was better than nothing and it's really cute. I've been keeping my eyes opened for another frugal solution, and it came to me in the shower where my ideas usually show up, to make a burlap cover.

One of the tricky parts was keeping the beading, which was sewn into the purple fabric.

I carefully cut all but the very bottom part of the material off, the part that the beads were threaded through. Then I wrapped thread around the material to neaten it up and keep it close to the wire hoops and out of the way and still allow the beads to dangle.

I gathered some complimentary embellishments and played around with them to see which ones I would use.


I started by hot glueing some fiber type ribbon to the bottom of the material (after measuring the new fabric against the old).

I hot glued the seam closed on the shade.

Then I removed silk flowers from their stems.I hot glued flowers and rhinestones to the bottoms of both shades. And lastly I hot glued the shades to the wire hoops.

13 Comments:

At April 11, 2010 at 11:17 PM , Blogger Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Very clever solution! And thrifty, too!

 
At April 12, 2010 at 5:53 AM , Blogger Allison Shops said...

Nice job! Stopping by from BNOTP.

 
At April 12, 2010 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

What a great idea! The lampshade turned out fabulous...love the daisies!

Happy Met Monday! :-)

xoxo
Janie

 
At April 12, 2010 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Patti said...

I love what you did....I have also seen the same thing but rather it was tied onto the top with jute rope and knotted - it hung loosely...great job!

 
At April 12, 2010 at 10:41 AM , Blogger Wendy said...

Really cute!

 
At April 12, 2010 at 11:10 AM , Blogger Kaysi said...

Wow that is great!! I love the flowers on it, it's so cute!

 
At April 12, 2010 at 7:45 PM , Blogger kirstin & jordan said...

I love this! What a fantastic idea!
We have a Friday Fun Finds party- if you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link to this!

 
At April 13, 2010 at 5:01 AM , Blogger Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

It's darling! I found a burlap lamp shade recently at The Salvation Army for our guest room re-design and I've been wondering if I should keep it or get a new one. It doesn't reallly fit the feminine decor. thanks to your project, I now know what I'm doing! I am going to hot glue some flowers to it! Perfect.

Thanks so much!

 
At April 13, 2010 at 7:46 AM , Blogger Laura said...

This turned out great!

I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

 
At April 13, 2010 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Dragonfly Treasure said...

cool idea!!
*hugs*deb

 
At April 13, 2010 at 2:54 PM , Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Such a COOL idea...thanks for showing it off at NTT!

Blessings,
Linda

 
At April 15, 2010 at 4:15 PM , Blogger Bobbie said...

That is adorable! I would love for you to come over and link up to check me out saturday www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

 
At November 10, 2012 at 10:57 AM , Anonymous Mike said...

The purple lampshade is beautiful and only a dollar. That is the best deal for a lampshade I have ever heard of.

 

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