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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fabric Mod Podge Lampshade Redo

I've been wanting to redo this lampshade for awhile.

I really couldn't decide what to do, but when I had this idea I JUST DID it... I didn't try it out first!! EEEK. Because of that, it turned out "OK". Not what I thought the final product would be, but I'm posting it anyway!! My projects don't turn out perfect every time, but I decided they should be put out there as well!!  So here we go, for this project I used Gloss Mod Podge, about 1/4-1/2 yard of scrap fabric I wanted to use up, and home decor ribbon. I mixed the Mod Podge with a little water to thin it, cut my fabric in squares, and started slapping them on!

I used a little 1 inch paintbrush to apply them...I compelely wet the top of each square of fabric, kinda like paper mache! I just started at the top and worked my way down... 

then I let it dry a couple hours.  Now, I never went backover the top with plain Mod Podge, but it maybe a good idea. I geuss what I didn't like about it finished is that it looks wet even when dry... That's really it. For the finising touch I added some ribbon at the top and bottom with hot glue.

I think it would've been better using a darker fabric cut in circles. My hubby liked it, so I guess that's a plus!!!


  1. I'm struggling with lamp shades all over our house, there is nothing 'out there' that I fall in love with, but I could make this work! Thanks for the ideas! Found you thru Tatertots and Jello!

  2. Oh wow!! Awesome!! Yeah, It definetely can be improved upon through your own inspiration...Email me a pic when you do one! THanks!

  3. This looks really cool! I like it when the light is turned on!