Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Shabby Chic Lamp Shade


UPDATED!**PLEASE NOTE: I HAVE NOW UPDATED THIS TUTORIAL AND MADE EASIER DIRECTIONS  TO FOLLOW! FOR THE NEW TUTORIAL PLEASE  [CLICK HERE]**

To create this lampshade for my Daughter's room, I used just a simple plain white shade from Target brand's "RE" collection. The clear bubble lamp base is also from Target in their lighting section.

Other items you will need to create this project:
- glue gun & glue sticks
- 3 to 5 yards of the fabric of your choice
(I used pink gauze fabric for mine)


How to make fabric roses:
1. Cut a small slit into the fabric in the same direction 
as the seams in the fabric run

2. Tear the fabric into 1 inch strips, this allows the fabric 
to have a frayed edge on both sides

3. Twist the fabric strips 
...as if you would do when you twirl your hair

4. After you have twisted the strip of fabric, place it on a table, with your hands on either end of the strip. With your left finger, hold the end of the left side of the strip down. With your right hand, wrap the remainder of the strip of fabric around the center starting point (while keeping it twisted). This should create a cinnamon bun effect. To hold the flower securely together, place dots of glue using a hot glue gun every so often while assembling it together. 

5. Once you come to the end of the fabric, glue the excess amount onto the back of the rose, holding it all together & giving it a more finished look

TIP: To create various sizes of roses, take your torn strips and cut them to different lengths.

After you have completed putting all of your roses together, start hot gluing them onto your lampshade in the pattern that you desire & you're finished!!





UPDATED SHABBY CHIC LAMP SHADE TUTORIAL
(with step by step instructions and pictures)

19 comments:

  1. Love this! So pretty and so simple.

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  2. I LOVE this...can't wait to make this for my little girl's room. I think I want one in every room of my house, haha

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  3. Also...I have been eyeing that same lamp base at Target, now I HAVE to buy it!

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  4. I can't wait to make this!! I am going to Target!! This is great. Wonder what it would look like with a mulitple colored fabric?
    Hmm.... Thank you Thank you!!
    Laura

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    1. I have never done it with multiple colored fabric, but I have done it using different shade variations of the same color (turquoise) and it looked amazing! It gave it much more depth I think. You can't go wrong, whatever your choice may be, experiment with it! Sometimes the best creations were a mistake to start with ;)

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  5. Meravigliosa!!!
    Grazie mille, la farò di sicuro!
    Gabry

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  6. Very cute lamp shade! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm your newest follower and looking forward to reading more of you posts. I'd love to have you stop by my blog for a visit - Thrifty Parsonage Living. You can find it here -http://thriftyparsonageliving.blogspot.com/
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Joy! I look forward to following your blog as well!

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  7. Absolutely darling! I have pinned this and just love it!! :)

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  8. I'll do it!!!Great Idea!!I love it!!! :)

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  9. Completely ADORABLE, I am going to do this with my daughters ;)

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  10. I adore this lamp!!! As a cake artist, I see CAKE!!! Well done and super cute!!!! Love, Samantha's Sweets

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  11. where did you get the fabric? Where can I find some?

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  12. I'm getting ready to make this for my twin daughters' nursery. I'm having trouble locating the pink muslin gauze fabric that you mentioned. Where did you find yours? Thanks a bunch!

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  13. Great lamp cake. You can also check out more following this link

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  14. Follow-up, this weekend I actually made this exact same cake. It didn't turn out as beautiful as yours but it sure was good. You can actually see it here

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  15. Haha, got the same lamp from another website

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