My Lamp Makeover With Fabric Scraps

Last summer I made a window treatment for my kitchen bay window. In fact, I did a little makeover on the window. If you want to see My Kitchen Bay Window it's HERE.

This is just strips of fabric glued to the top of a lamp shade that you want to redo. The little roses are made from the same fabric strips that make up the shade. This is a low cost (or no cost if you have a stash of fabric) home decor redo.

First I cut strips of fabric in coordinating colors. In order to make it more interesting I cut the strips in various widths as you can see below.

After I glued on all the strips I cut the fabric into points.

There was a cute little wooden flower pull chain on this lamp, too. I painted it a light aqua blue  to match one of the fabrics.

I made some of these little fabric roses out of the leftover fabric strips. These are very easy to make once you get the hang of it. I just started making them this year and now I can whip them out one - two - three. All you need is a glue gun and a little scrap of fabric!

Take a strip of fabric about 1 1/2 inches wide and about 10 inches long. You can always cut the strip if it ends up being too long.

Fold one corner back as in the picture below.

In this picture, I take the point and curl it around on itself and put a dab of glue so that it doesn't come apart.

The fabric on the right needs to be twisted and keep twisting it and bring it around the little central part of the rose. It's starting to look like something, isn't it?

When you have the rose the way you want it, cut off the extra fabric and hot glue the end underneath the rose. And there you go.. your own little fabric rose.

Then I made a whole bunch of these little roses and glued them to the top of the lampshade.

This little lamp DIY went very smoothly. I love working with fabric, period. I like the feel of it. I like the choices of all the different kinds of patterns and colors. It's awesome. My mother used to drag me to all the fabric stores when I was a kid. I hated it. Now I love it. Who knew?

Best wishes for a great week ahead,


Fall fun ahead, people.

Festive Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Paper Pumpkins

Creamy Pumpkin fudge

Sea Salt Popcorn w/Caramel

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Candied Bacon


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I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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