DIY denim lamp shade

Lace lampshades ~ turn a plain shade into a piece of art using lace, ribbons, flowers, trims, beads, even paint ~ the ideas are endless. A solid colored shade looks great when covered in lace, you don't have to start with a white or cream base. {These are plain next to mine, lol.}

lampshades don't have to be frilly and tacky...they can be efficient! This Handy Dandy Lamp Shade not only dims strong light, but acts as a storage unit for pens, glasses, or other little things.

May be I could use tomato cage + plant basket + fabric + lamp kit + embellishments to recreate these.

so easy, just doubled sided tape and ribbons, but it really adds!

Dress a lampshade in colorful ribbons and a pretty scalloped border salvaged from a vintage handkerchief. Just glue the pieces to the shade rim, overlapping the edges and cut ends.

Updated Thrift Store Lamps - some variation of this could be good for the guest room

Lamp Shade Re-do. I don't like the colors (or tassles ew) but the instructions were top-notch and super helpful!

Portland Heights Lamps. Love them. Don't get why they're pairing them with those hideous pillows and the mismatching rug...

Add paper flowers to a stripped lampshade

Shade made with scraps of embroidered fabric- great idea!

And this is the kind of shadow that a doily lamp casts... don't remember who pinned the first of these but I think they are super cool!

I have plans to recover some of my lampshades with new fabric. From experience though, I know how fabric lampshades get dusty and can be hard to clean. I'm thinking mod podged fabric would be easier to keep clean! Trying this first on the shades of my kitchen chandelier.

No Sew Drop Cloth Script Curtain Tutorial at

Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint- I have no personal experience with this but I have heard it's fantastic. Use on chairs, sofas, curtains, lampshades, linens, and carpet.

DIY Sweater lampshade -- wow, i've gotta find a sweater that looks like that!

Recovering a lampshade (tutorial)


Not crazy about these exactly, but I feel like I could use the idea for something else.

Vintage Lace Lampshades created with bits of old lace and trim. From A Gathering Place

Bohemian Spirit Vintage Lace Trim Dreamcatcher by kmichel on Etsy