You know I love any excuse to use fun fabrics in my home so when I discovered a way to make my own lamp shade with my own fabric I could not wait to try it out and finally update the lamp shade on the tripod floor lamp that I made awhile ago. (The old shade was sad, and never really fit properly.)
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I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to achieve a really smooth and pro look on a DIY lampshade, so when I Like That Lamp asked me to try their DIY lamp shade materials, I was eager to give it a whirl.
And let me be the first to tell you that it was really easy, and fool proof.
To make your own lampshade you will need…
- fabric of your choice It’s best to use a fabric made for home decor because it tends to be a bit thicker.
- a lamp ring in the size that you want
- styrene sheet (also in the desired size)
- lamp shade glue kit
- a wiring kit
- and a lamp shade harp
The instructions are really easy to follow, but pretty much you lay out the styreen (the stiff lining on the inside of a lamp shade,) and cut your fabric according to the directions. The styreen has a peel and stick backing so you simply peel it off and press it onto your fabric.
This is where the really smooth look comes from.
Then you put it together using binder clips and line up the wire frames with the styrene, fold over the edges, and glue it in place.
And once it is dry, you have your own custom drum lamp shade in a really fun fabric print!
No hum-drum shade here! (see what I did there? hahaha)
The rings come in a lot of different sizes and I’m definitely going to be ordering more of these supplies for the lamp that needs some love in my family room.
Have a great day!
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