DIY Drum Shade with My Own Fabric!

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.)diy lamp shade using your own fabric

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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.
diy lamp shade kit

To make your own lampshade you will need…

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.custom lamp shade

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. diy lamp shade kit- i like that lamp

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)diy drum shade

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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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

13 thoughts on “DIY Drum Shade with My Own Fabric!

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Thanks so much, Christine!

  1. Donna says:

    Looks great. I am going to change my shades also and use fabric. Love all your work. Thank you

  2. Andrea says:

    What an awesome idea! I never knew such a thing existed. Can’t wait to try it out, thanks for the review.

  3. This is so cool! Love the fabric you chose.

  4. Katie @ Mountain Modern Life says:

    I love the fabric you chose and you lamp looks awesome! I actually tried to make a fabric lampshade a while back and failed miserably, haha. I guess that’s where the kit would come in handy 🙂

  5. I love this Corey – it turned out so well!! Great fabric choice!

  6. VERY cool! Love your fabric choice. I hate when I can’t find the right shade, I’ll have to check this out!

  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it Corey! That fabric is gorgeous!

  8. I had no idea you could use a kit for this! When our home reno is done, I know exactly how I’m going to finish things off with my gorgeous new lamp shades! Love this idea!

  9. That turned out lovely, Corey! The fabric you selected is awesome!

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