June 4, 2012

How To Make A Lace Lampshade

 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

Happy Creating
Carol







35 comments:

Marilyn said...

You are amazing, so creative, and generous to share your ideas!♥♫

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I am so glad you shared this technique. It is so pretty! You always do such a great job with tutorials!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Carol, I love this little lampshade! It is so romantic. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love it!!! I did a bag similar to this and love how it looked
Thanks for always inspiring

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

I love it....and IF I had a girly room, I would so do it.....but, hmmm, hubby here and no extra rooms, so I will have to admire yours from afar!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oooh! I have a "Foley's" tote bag that I got for a quarter...Someone else probably got it FREE WITH PURCHASE...But anyway...it is black and says FOLEY'S as big as life on the front. This would be perfect!

Hmmm...now where did I put that glue gun?

Pat

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Carol! It is just so romantic looking to me.

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Once again you are amazing us with your exceptional talent and ideas. I love the lacy, pretty lampshade. I am definitely borrowing this idea.

hugs
Sissie

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very pretty, of course!!! I have a lamp shade that I could make one...just not sure if it would sell.
LOVE your Italian chandelier!!! LOVE IT!!!
You have been a busy gal! Just a few more totes to put away and the family room will be all cleaned and ready to use!
Warmly,
deb

Rebecca said...

Is there anything YOU CAN DO? You win the prize for creating the best stuff.

INCREDIBLE!

xoRebecca

Jamie said...

Just beautiful! It looks so elegant and whimsical. Thanks for the tutorial! ~ Jamie

Maki said...

Carol, love it and have everything on hand to do the job, so I'm getting to it! Wish me luck.
Thanks so much for the tutorial. Hope mine will turn out lovely like your's.
Hugs, Maki

Little Susie Home Maker said...

This is such a good tutorial. I really love the way you redid this chandelier!
Blessings,
Susie

Susan said...

Carol, thank you for your tutorial! Your shades are gorgeous!! What a nice transformation to the chandelier.

BECKY said...

Wow! Sooo pretty, Carol. So incredibly feminine, too! Love the lightness and airiness of it!

We're still on for Friday, right? I have your number in my phone, so I'll call you in a couple of days!

Thanks for a lovely tutorial...as always!!
Hugs,
Becky

Createology said...

Ahh...delicious lace equals lacilicious! Your lampshades are super shabby romantic gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your brilliant technique. Lacilicious my dear...

camp and cottage living said...

Carol
I never would've guessed this project was so simple. I have two bedroom shades at home crying to be laced!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

So very "girly" and pretty :) Laurel

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I would never have guessed this is how these were made! What a fun project to try -- thanks for giving us the details!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

So romantic and beautiful!

Dee

Michelle said...

So very Romantic chic!

Debbiedoo's said...

Loves it Carol. So fun and frilly!

lynn said...

oh, carol, this is so very pretty! tfs the tutorial with us:) love that lamp, too!

Krista said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Debbie said...

I'm sure you got the original idea from me.

(Psst: We both know that isn't true but I'm trying to pretend for commenters who follow. Just go along with me. I want people to think I'm creative.)

I love it, and it has such a wonderful, romantic look. I'm so glad you gave the scoop on how to get the look.

SavannahGranny said...

When I leave this world, one will find clutched in my had: "Carol Projects To Do". My mind can hardly keep up with much less my body.
I love what you do and I am inspired by each post.
Blessings, Ginger

Crafty Girl and Red Hat Fun! said...

love this idea for a shade remake!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Very clever Carol. Sometimes you have to complete the entire project before you realize you've created a masterpiece.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is so romantic and lovely!

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

This would look pretty at a shabby chic-style bridal shower!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These little shades are pretty darling. I've always wanted to dive in and create one. Love the little netted ruffle!

Perfectly Printed said...

Thanks for the tutorial!! I have a lampshade that needs fixing!!

chris

Sandy Michelle said...

Such an easy project! I love it! Have a great weekend!

Sandy(sandy-sandyscreations.blogspot)
p.s don't know why you're the only blogger who can't get access to my blog ;(

Gypsy Heart said...

Simply gorgeous! You are so creative and talented.

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Simply gorgeous! You are so creative and talented.

xo
Pat