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This past weekend, I decided it was time to do something with my bedroom lamp. The lampshade was a little too bo-ring compared to the rest of my room. So, I got out my hot glue gun and scoured my neglected scrapbook bin.

Before: Lampshade

Now, I’m obsessed with my lampshade. Don’t you think it has an Anthropologie feel to it?

Embellished Lampshade

Here’s how you can get the look.

What You Need:

  • lampshade
  • scissors
  • ribbon
  • embellishments of your choice (I got fabric flowers from the scrapbook section)
  • hot glue gun and sticks

How You Do It:

1. Measure the top and bottom section of the shade for the ribbon border. Cut ribbon to size.

Measure for Border

2. Hot glue the end of the ribbon to the shade. Go around the shade, placing a dot of glue every few inches as you go around. Repeat the process for the top border.

Glue Ribbon

3. Dry fit your embellishments to get your desired look.

Dry Fit Flowers

4. Once you’re satisfied with the look, hot glue the embellishments to the shade.

Glue Flowers

 

FILED UNDER:

DIY, Handmade

8 Responses

  1. jessicaykr says:

    That's so cute! Come do mine next ;)

  2. Tracy says:

    Love your lampshade Farima. So pretty.

  3. Jennifer L. says:

    Great looking lampshade. Love it.

  4. Rachel C. says:

    Very stylish lamp shade.

  5. penny says:

    what a transformation. really good looking shade.

  6. janet says:

    mY DAUTHTER DID THIS TO A LAMP i HAD GIVEN HER AND MADE IT LOOK LIKE IT COAST3 HUNDRED DOLLARS SHE SAID IT MINE KNOW.

  7. erica says:

    Sorry, the shade looks much better as it was.
    The embellishment has an unattractive artsy-craftsy DIY look.

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Farima AlaviFarima is an assistant editor for HGTV.com. Aside from her job, she loves fashion, playing with her rambunctious Yorkie, Rosie, and is a self-proclaimed foodie. She lives in a house...

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