Turn Old Fabric Scraps into a Colorful Lampshade in 3 Easy Steps

Use up your stockpile of fabric remnants and clean out the craft room with this easy project.

Brighten-Any-Room-by-Using-Old-Fabric-Scraps-to-Create-a-Colorful-Lampshadevia Country Woman Magazine

What You’ll Need

  • Square lampshade
  • Different fabric scraps, lengths totaling 1 yard

Directions

  1. Strip old material off of the lampshade, leaving just the metal frame.
  2. Cut fabric into 1-inch-wide strips.
  3. Starting at top, tie a strip of fabric to the top corner of the frame. Wrap the strip around the metal to cover it, tying off on a vertical frame support at the end of the strip. Tie on another strip at the same place, and continue wrapping the fabric strips horizontally, alternating colors and patterns, until the frame is covered in fabric. Snip off any loose ends with scissors.

Brighten-Any-Room-by-Using-Old-Fabric-Scraps-to-Create-a-Colorful-Lampshadevia Country Woman Magazine

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