R & R Workshop: DIY Striped Ribbon Lampshade

DIY Striped Ribbon Lampshade


Ribbon is so fun! But Let me just say, I never knew there were so many different types of ribbon! Stripes, Polka dots, Rainbow, any color or size you can think of! I will be showing you a tutorial today using ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat.


I think stripes are making a big comeback and I've been trying to add stripes into my home. I thought it would be fun to add stripes to a lampshade with ribbon! Super easy to do and will give your lamp a new look without paint or buying a new shade. 

You will need:

// Lampshade
// Ribbon- I used black & white Grosgrain
//Scissors
//Glue Glun
//Optional: Ribbon for a bow (I used Moonstitch ribbon with polka dots)

1. Cut your ribbon into strips. The length will depend on how tall your lampshade is.


2. Start with one piece of ribbon and fold it over the lampshade and glue in place (like seen below.) Then glue the whole piece of ribbon to the shade. Do this until your lampshade is covered.


The ribbon on my lamp is curved instead of straight up and down. The first pieces of ribbon started out a little straighter and then started to curve. I liked how that looked so I went with it on the rest of the lampshade.

3. How to finish it off? Well, if you wanted it to curve, it gets kind of tricky once you get all the way back around. So finish it the best you can. You may have to try and work with it. I held my pieces up to really see where they would be, before I glued them.

 

4. I added another piece of ribbon on top of the black ribbon to hide the pieces that were overlapping. 


5. To Finish off my shade, I glued black ribbon around the bottom and top of the inside of the shade. Just to give if more a finished look.


Your done! I had to add a little fun to the lamp and add a bow. The orange moonstitch ribbon is so darling! I love polka dots and the little scalloped edges are too cute!

Depending on the holiday, you can change the bow around the base for each holiday. Red or green for Christmas, Pink or red for Valentines, Red white or blue for 4th of July- So many fun options! :)

I love how it turned out! Black and white is so classic. 

I shared this last year on the Ribbon Retreat blog and I wanted to share it here as well :)

Have a wonderful week! :)

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7 comments:

Everyday Art said...

How fun. :) That's a cute idea and the possibilities are endless. :)

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

So cute! Great job Rachel!!!

Ashley at flats to flip flops said...

How cute and simple! Right up my alley girl:)
Ash

Kathleen said...

I love how that turned out! I also love the Ribbon Retreat, although I only recently went to their store. I'm afraid that place could get addicting.

Diane VintageZest said...

So cute! I love that you added the inside black ribbon to finish it off. Perfect touch!

P.S. - I would love it if you linked up at Do Tell Tuesday with the gals and me!
http://vintagezest.com/2014/01/do-tell-tuesday-7-with-features-co-host.html

Diane @ Vintage Zest

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Ooh I love the black and white and such a simple way to dress things up! Found you through Uncommons. Fellow contributor here.....so welcome aboard!

Rachel Bell said...

Wow what a great idea! I just bought ribbon that would be perfect for this!

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