I have this lamp shade that has cracks and dents in it. (Actually I have a few shades with cracks and dents in it.) A casualty of the kitties turning every surface and object into their obstacle course. This lamp has been knocked over more times than I can count. I’m surprised the lamp even works! The shade, well it has seen better days.
This is actually its good side.
Today this post is about taking a broken, cracked, dented lamp shade and making it brand new again. Here’s what I did… (Items used: 1 dinged up lamp shade, fabric, scissors, glue gun, glue sticks, measuring tape, lint roller, and a magic wand or a pencil, whichever you have on hand!)
Lint roller is for all the kitty hair attached to said shade. Evidence it was them!!!!
I cut out circles out of fabric I had on hand. (It was a curtain “made from a twin sheet” I fabric painted grey circles on for my daughters bedroom). We’ve moved from that house but I kept the curtains. I cut circles…many, many circles. I sorted out the circles that had any grey in them and set them aside for another project. Really, once you have your circles cut out, you are good to go.
Lots and lots of circles…
Find the center using a pencil or magic wand…
Work the fabric around the pencil…
I chose to start at the top of the lamp shade. I measured out about an inch between each little “flower” (that’s what I will call them from here on out✿.
And the fun begins! Start hot glueing. (Please pardon the dire need for a manicure. I work way too much with my hands!)
Yay, first flower! One down.
Then I glued a line of flowers in a straight line to the bottom of the shade. Again measuring about an inch apart. This way it gave me a guide to eyeball the rest of the flowers without having to measure. I still kept in mind roughly an inch all around each flower.
Keep on gluing…
Keep on gluing…
Keep on…well you get the picture.
After you are done, adjust the “petals” (fluff them up) and look for any bare spots.
I found one here… Bare spot! Oh no! Teehee, never fear. Easy fix…
Glue more as needed… All done!
And there you have it. A lampshade that was destined for the trash. Now recycled, remade, renewed. All it really cost me was my time.
It really lights up my life and the corner of the room too! 😉
You can do this technique with many types of fabric as well as tissue paper! You can cut the shapes into circles or even squares. Technique stays the same. I hope you’ve enjoyed the post. Please “Like, follow and share”. I really do appreciate you popping in!
I hope you find things that will light up your life today! ❀Koko❀