Vintage Made in a Shade

I decided I needed to change my lamp shades in my family room.I did not like what I had and I thought I would make my own.I did that using some burlap.But after I made them I was not happy with how they turned out.I lived with them for a bit until I could figure out what to do.We are on a budget around here so I did not want to spend much to make something new. I kept hearing about Creatively made home and how people were inspired by this course.I was not planning on taking it but I was convinced I would learn so much about home decor and so much more that I decided to join.And I am so glad I did! After watching one of the videos on how to make a lamp shade I was inspired to make my own!

I used vintage lamp shade frames for these. And they were free!
I found muslin at Hobby lobby.I think it was 1.49 a yard.I bought three yards just to make sure I had enough for two lamps.And it is always good to have extra for other craft projects.
I cut them in strips long enough for the length of the lamp and about an inch wide.I made a slight cut and the ripped the strips off.I wanted a frayed look.I hot glued it to the top and tucked it  a bit.I over lapped each strip as I went along.At first I was going to let this hang but I did not like the look so I went back and glued the bottom.I did this around the whole shade.I finished it by making fabric roses and leaves.If you want to learn how to make these flowers go on over and sign up for  Creatively Made Home.

I did the flowers a little different on both shades.Love this look!And it was so simple to do!

Gearing up and getting ready to start decorating for Christmas this week.I was going through some of my decorations from last year and most won’t be up this year.My home was much different and now will not work with my decor.I do have some things I can tweak a bit and should work.
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  1. says

    You did a wonderful job with your lampshade. I love the frayed textured look of muslin. Your flowers you made are just perfect for your shade!

  2. says

    Anne, these are wonderful! I have heard this course is amazing! Your lamp shades look great in your living room! You can’t beat the price and they look very professional! I like these so much more than what you would have bought! Great job!

  3. says

    I love those projects that don’t break the bank! Your lampshades look very chic and fit in nicely with your style. I need to update mine, but haven’t found a shade that will fit my vintage lamps. I may have to change the lamps instead!

    Have fun going through your Christmas decorations!

  4. says

    Oh I’m so glad that you’re sharing something you learned from that class. It looked like a good one! I love your lampshade! That is so cute and unique. You’re a good crafter!

  5. says

    Hi Anne!

    Thank you so much for your kind words in my blog! ♥

    You did a wonderful job with that lamp, it looks lovely!!!

    Now I am going to have a look at your previous posts :)
    It really looks great in here, I can tell already 😉


  6. says

    Hi Anne! Your shades are adorable!! You did a fabulous job on them! Love the pleats, and the flowers!! Too cute!
    Thanks for linking up to BWW!!
    Have a wonderful week!

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