How To Decorate A Lampshade In A Shabby Chic Style

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Decorated lamp shades can really enhance the look of a room.   However, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a pre-made decorative shade.  It’s easy to transform a plain white shade into a shabby chic style with some of these easy diy lampshade tips.

When I first got into the craft business, this lampshade craft was my primary project.  My husband made the birch lamps and I embellished the shades with the birch twigs.  I wrapped pea berries around some of the shades for a more chic look.  I have previously written the tutorial here and you can see just how easy it is to make this fun rustic chic shade.

This shade complements well with the birch lamps and you can find the tutorial for making the lamp on the same page as the lamp shade tutorial.

I looked around the web for more ideas for decorating a shabby chic style lamp shade and found a few good examples:

Ruffles and burlap…what a fantastic combination!!  This is another must try lamp shade project for that rustic chic style.  This project was done over at Tatertots And Jello by a guest crafter.  With the easy to follow directions, anyone can make over a boring shade into this ruffled masterpiece.

How cute would this little lamp be in a sewing or craft room?  I love the fact that you can recycle your old buttons and empty thread spools by simple filling a mason jar.  The lamp shade too is a great way to recycle fabric scraps.  This idea by Quilted Cupcake is a clever use of materials resulting in a fun and useful decorative lamp and shade.

All of these ideas should help to inspire you in your next decorating project!

I'm addicted to crafting and decorating my downtown urban loft and up north rustic cabin. Read more about me.
  1. I’d like to see the instructions for the ruffles and burlap lampshade. Where do I find them?

    1. Hi Wrenne,
      Just click on the Tater Tots and Jello link in the blurb under the lampshade picture. The tutorial was done there by a guest crafter.

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