I'm flattered you wanted to know how I made the lace shades on the Faux Italian chandelier. Thank you for all of your kind comments
I have to thank you too for your great ideas on what to do with my lace privacy screen.....Oh, I hate to admit it but, blonde girl here, never thought of taking out one or two panels LOL! You guys are geniuses!
OK, making the Lace lampshade
I got the idea to use lace after I saw a shade using this method covered with ribbon. I don't know where I saw it, if it was yours I would love to link it up....One idea spawns another!
I cut strips from a bolt of lace then with my hot glue gun adhered the lace in a wavy pattern like this
Here's my public service message....Get a "Low Temp" glue gun, they are amazing and your fingers will thank you. No more burned fingers and spewing bad words....
Now, keep glueing it down in a wave pattern going in a random direction until your shade is covered. It looks like a hot mess when you start, but when you stand back it looks great.
Here I used burlap, satin ribbon, linen, and a vintage patterned ribbon. Any width will work. I always went up and down in a wave pattern, I never twisted the fabric to it's back side or flipped it over but, there is no rules, you could give it a try
I bet this would look good on a handbag or pillow..I know you will come up with a ton of ideas!
I finished the bottom ruffle with fabric from a vintage crinoline
So there you have it a hot mess of a shade that in the end looks totally shabby and romantic