DIY Ruffled Lamp Shade

Ruffled Lamp

The other day I took a well deserved visit to my local Salvation Army. Though it smells like an old cat lady’s house, that place is filled with treasures just waiting to be upcycled and repurposed. It’s a Pinterest project warehouse for those itching for a weekend project. Little by little, I’ve been working on making my house a home & I’ve noticed that I needed a lamp next to my couch for when I just want to relax with a good book and a cup of tea. 

I’ve been inspired by all the DIY lamps on Pinterest & thought I’d give it a try. I stumbled upon an Anthropologie Hack & was inspired to make this DIY Ruffled Lamp Shade. Let me know what you think.

Ruffled Lamp

Ruffled Lamp

What I used:

  • Old lamp from Salvation Army
  • Spray Paint
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Hot Glue & Gun

Ruffled Lamp

Before you start to spray paint, make sure you tape off the part where the light bulb goes so that you don’t mess of any of the electrical part of the lamp (as well as the cord).

Ruffled Lamp

While you’re waiting for the paint to dry, cut out a punch of circles from your fabric. I started out by cutting out squares, then stacking a few at a time to cut multiple circles at once. Note: You’re going to need about 1-2 yards of fabric depending on the size of your lamp shade & how full your want the ruffles to look. 

Ruffled Lamp

Use a pen to scrunch up the circles & place a dab of hot glue to adhere it to the lamp shade. I used this same technique when I did this paper ball craft

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What do you think?