Lamp Shade DIY: Fabric Strips

Want to add a pop of color to your room?  Try this easy 4 step no-sew lamp shade craft.

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What you’ll need:

  • Glue Gun
  • Fabric strips (cut long enough to go around your lamp shade and cross with extra fabric) We used the red Dunroven House fat quarter bundle (shop here.)
  • Plain lamp shade
  • Scissors


Step 1:  Glue half way down your fabric strip and secure to bottom rim of lamp shade.

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Step 2: Take fabric strip next layer up and overlap above rim to desired view length.  Glue the piece all the way around lamp and tie to ends together.

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Step 3: Continue up the entire lamp until you reach the top.

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Step 4: Cut and trip extract fabric to desired length.

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Step 5: Attach to lamp and you’re done!

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Try the other direction this time!


Step 1: Lamp strips vertical down lamp shade and glue to back.

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Step 2: Continue on the entire lampshade.

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Step 3: Tie a cute contrasting piece around the middle.

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Step 4: Attach to lamp and you’re done!

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