Saturday, April 27, 2013

Burlap Lamp Shade DIY

On a recent trip to Yakima for a Volleyball tournament I picked up this beautiful Crystal Lamp....

But the shade looked like this....

So I went to work to create this Lovely...

Big smile..happy sigh :)

So this is how I did it:

The first thing I did is rip off the old outside fabric on the shade.

Using burlap fabric that I already had on hand, I cut a stripe about 4 inched wider than the lamp shade measuring from top to bottom.

 Using my hot glue gun, I glued the it to one of the wires and then stretched it to the next one also gluing to it.  
On the 3rd wire I glued and then cut the fabric leaving it close to the wire.

I then went back and turned the burlap over the top  and bottom of the shade gluing it in place as I went.

I then started again but this time gluing on top of the last wire with the fabric on it.  I repeated this process until the shape was fully covered.

For the flowers I did a simple rolled flower You can find the tut here:  On The 36th Avenue  
One of my very favorite blogs I might add!!! :)

For the leaves I first covered one side with Mod Podge so they wouldn't fray.  After they were dry, I just cut out leaf shapes in different sizes.

I used the hot glue gun to glue them on....


Here it is lit...I wish I didn't have to sell it.....  :(

And here it is down at my space in Viking Village.

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  1. I love this....and I have a huge piece of burlap and a lamp I've just been looking at.....Now i know what to do with it!!! Thanks.

  2. Hi! Found your blog on Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. Following you via Pinterest and GFC! Love the lampshade! I have tons of vintage buttons so was thinking it would be cute with some of those on there too! Would love you to visit my blog when you get a chance....

  3. It looks awesome!!! I'm a new follower. Come over for a visit!

  4. Wow! Fantastic makeover! Love the vintage feel of this burlap lamp shade. So sweet with the burlap roses! Catherine (new follower)

  5. Oh how pretty. I love this idea, so lovely and so creative. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Wow, this burlap lamp shade is so lovely and I love the burlap roses. I might have to give this a try.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  7. Wow, This is really beautiful and you made it look so easy peasy. I have a lamp shade frame waiting in the wings. Thanks for sharing...Connie

  8. gorgeous lamp! love the roses and the burlap, perfect!

  9. Darling! Big smile and happy sigh is right :) Love the way it looks lit up!

  10. What a pretty lampshade! I love the little rosette. You did a beautiful job. Thank you for sharing.

    Linda @ Mixed Kreations



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