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Scalloped Lampshade tutorial

Home and garden, Making flower  |  September 24th 2011  |  0 Comment

Here is the before:

And the after:
All you need is about 1/2 yard of fabric cut into circles (amount depends on size of lampshade), hot glue, glue gun, and scissors. Here’s the low down on the redo:
Starting at the bottom, attach half circles around the entire base of the shade following the line of the lampshade binding. Make sure they are all touching to cover up the original shade.
Continue the next row with full circles. Again, make sure the circles are touching, and line the bottoms up with the shade binding. Only glue the tops of the circles, so that the bottom of the circles are not attached. This will give more dimension.
Keep on going until you get close to the top. Once you get close, attach a row of half circles to the very top of the shade, lining up with the shade binding. (I suppose this step could also be done at the beginning, but I obviously didn’t think this through before I started!) Cover the spaces with full circles until, with the exception of the bindings, the lampshade is completely covered.
Cut two 21/2 inch strips to cover the existing bindings. (No, I cannot cut a straight line!) Fold one side down (about 1/2 inch or depending on the size of the existing binding), and iron, so that it is well-creased.
Add glue to the folded over part, and attach to the lamp, working it all the way around. Then, attach the rest of the fabric to the inside of the shade, pulling tight and keeping it smooth as you attach it with glue. That’s it! You now have yourself a new lampshade! Cheap and easy, just the way I like it!