What materials can be used to make a lampshade? How do you make an old lampshade look new? How do you revamp a lampshade? I found a cute lamp at a thrift store and I’m sharing my DIY lampshade makeover.
I found this fun mason jar lamp at a local thrift store for $4.99!
When thinking of what I wanted to do with this lamp, I was inspired by a lampshade that I saw on a trip.
I found this fun bandana fabric in a variety of colors at Fabric Wholesale Direct!
I picked out the colors I wanted and it was shipped to my home.
I cut strips of the fabric from each of the colors.
I didn’t worry about measuring it, I wanted it to be imperfect.
I placed the strip of fabric in front of the lampshade, and hot glued the top and bottom into place.
I continued with the next strip of fabric, and overlapped the first. I hot glued that strip into place and then continued with all the colors.
I then repeated the colors until I got all the way around the lampshade.
The base of this lamp was a mason jar. I emptied out the old potpourri, and washed it out. I added a strand of LED lights into the jar. This would create a lightning bug or firefly look.
I left the switch on the outside of the jar and hot glued it onto the lid so that I could turn it on and off with the lamp.
I put the lamp back together, and it was ready!
I’m so pleased with how the lamp turned out. It’ll be going in our mountain condo and I think it’ll fit in nicely.
Thank you to Fabric Wholesale Direct for providing me with the material to complete this DIY Lampshade Makeover project.
DIY Lampshade Makeover Video
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