Diy Ribbon Lamp Shade

I have at least a dozen projects in the works. Always have, probably always will. This one I’ve had in my head for over 8 months.

It took me some time to find the lamp style that I wanted: brushed nickle with a circular shade. But I finally found a steal of a deal for the perfect lamp at Goodwill. Yeah!!!!

Diy Ribbon Lamp Shade 2
Sadly I didn’t take any before pictures or pictures of me doing it, I was too excited to take the time (sorry folks!).

I started out with a new but bright green shade that didn’t exactly go with my decor. So I took some white fabric I had and covered it. Nothing tricky, just used my handy dandy glue gun and scissors.

After it was covered, I went out and bought a bunch of different kinds of white ribbon, all pretty cheap stuff. Afterwords I thought it would also look kind of cool with cut up strips of fabric or tulle, which did use a little bit.

Diy Ribbon Lamp Shade 3
To cover with ribbon, all I did was cut enough length of ribbon to go around the lamp and tie in a double knot in the front. Do this about fifty times or so and it’s covered! Could it get any easier??? Oh, then I just trimmed the ribbon edges.

Diy Ribbon Lamp Shade 1
I absolutely love it and looking at it every morning when I wake up.


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  1. Love it!! I have some hand-me-down lamps that need sprucing up for Coral's bedroom. This will be perfect! I'm glad you are back to the crafting, Kendra, you are such an inspiration.

  2. The shade is so fun! I've been playing with ribbon a lot lately too..

    The lamp base is really great too – what a find!

  3. That is beautiful. It is elegant and classy looking. I would love waking up to it too.

  4. Kendra, This is such a fun treatment for a lampshade.
    I am spending Labor Day catching up on blog readings and when I saw this I thought it would be great if you would share it at my linky party Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Enjoy the holiday,

  5. Kendra, I LOVE how your lamp turned out. I just tried my own rendition of your project using fabric and am so happy with the results. Thanks for sharing your project. I'm blogging about my lamp remodel and referencing your ribbon lamp today at

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