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Fabric and Beaded Lampshades

        Home & Garden | Lighting Projects

With some fabric and beads, you can create a unique lampshade.
With some fabric and beads, you can create a unique lampshade.
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Materials:

  • self adhesive lamp shade (you can probably find these at a craft store)
  • fabric (enough to cover your shade or multiple shades)
  • scissors
  • glue gun
  • beads/trim (You can use the same beads as used on the bench/chest)

Instructions:

  1. Remove the self-adhesive wrapping from the self adhesive shave. Place the wrapping onto your fabric.
  2. Using a pencil draw an outline of the wrapping but leave about 1/2 inch between the wrapping and the outline you are drawing. Be sure to follow the line of your wrapping but leave about one inch of space as you need extra fabric for a hem.
  3. Cut out the fabric outline you've created.
  4. Lay the fabric onto the lampshade. Make sure it's flat. Be sure to leave yourself some room at the bottom and top.
  5. When you are done wrapping, cut the excess material, fold it over and glue it.
  6. Cut the excess material on the top and bottom, fold it into the lamp shade and glue it.
  7. Take your beads and attach them around the shade using your glue gun.
  8. Place lampshade on lamp post and enjoy your glowing masterpiece!

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