Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ruffled lamp shade

I've been wanting to do something to my boring lamp shade for a long time. Then the other day, it hit me, burlap ruffles!

So I started cutting my burlap into 3 inch strips.

Then I took my needle and thread and started making long stitches. When I got about 7 or 8 stitches in the burlap I would gently pull on the thread which would make it ruffle up.

I had to stop and take a picture of my little girl snuggling with the newest member of our family, Frank. We are crazy about this little guy.

Once you get all your ruffles done. You just start hot gluing them right to your lampshade. I just started from the top and worked my way down. When I would start on the next row, I kind of tucked the bottom row underneath the previous row a little bit, just so there wouldn't be definite lines.

It makes a huge difference, don't you think?

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  1. I didn't know you did this! As always you are super creative- love the ideas! :)

  2. Thanks Kalani, but you are the creative one!

  3. I just did something similar to this too!! :) Yours is gorgeous! Don't you just love the soft light it gives??? I did another version (I haven't blogged it yet) with simple layers of ruffles. Unfortunately I don't have a lamp for the shade!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. It's so simple, but so awesome! I love it!! I really need to invest in a glue gun :)

  5. Thanks Ladies! I am really happy with the way it turned out!! Thanks for checking out my blog!!