DIY: trellis lampshade

I just sold this ikea lamp and shade (that I bought on sale at pbkids) to a darling Dubai reader today (along with a load of furniture & accessories).  I’m getting kind of sentimental now that my apartment is emptying out but really, I loved having this little shade in my life~ it made me smile.
I had planned on doing a DIY on another lamp with navy blue ribbon but somehow I never got around to it (imagine that)! With that said, this would be a super simple DIY. All you need is a 
  • lampshade
  • pencil
  • 1/4″ or 1/2″ grosgrain ribbon
  •  a hot-glue gun
  • measuring tape

1. Measure the circumference of the lampshade.
2. Decide how big of diamonds you want and divide the circumference by that number
3. Pencil those markers on the top and botton rims of the shade
4. Glue the ribbon to a marker on the top
5. Then, on the bottom rim, move two markers to the right and glue that ribbon to the bottom rim and then trim the end
6. Repeat until you’re back at marker 1.
7. Overlap a new ribbon on marker 1 going the opposite direction and glue down
8. Moving towards the bottom marker (2 to the left), alternate weaving the ribbon under and over the ribbon going the opposite direction so it is secured by the weave.
9. On the bottom rim ( two markers to the left) glue down.
10. Repeat until you’re back at marker 1.
11. Take two pieces of ribbon (same size as the circumference) and glue them around the top and bottom rims to hide any sloppy cuts or glue.

Hope someone tries it! It would especially good on a gourd lamp:) 
Happy weekend. 

11 Responses to “DIY: trellis lampshade”

  1. classic • casual • home

    Very fun lampshade! I glued trim on a raffia lampshade in my latest post. I am looking at my two desk lamps shades that would look great with your treatment! Hmmm…hope I can pull it off as well as you did.
    Mary Ann

  2. LifestyleBohemia

    Beautiful lamp shade & great tutorial! I definitely hope to try this in the future. I have a cool antique lamp base that needs and interesting shade.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Amy R.

    The shade turned out beautifully. I am going to try this. I will send you a pic when I am finished. Fingers crossed that my shade will look half as good as yours.

    Amy R.

  4. Bold and Beautiful

    What a great DIY! Thank you for sharing your creativity. I notice you are packing up which is sad, but new adventures await and I can’t wait to hear all about them!


  5. Melissa

    I remember sitting in my living room in Kuwait and shedding a few tears as the movers took down my chandeliers, curtains, etc…even though only home for a few years it was hard to see it dismantled. But how fun you have a new adventure ahead!


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