How to Make a Burlap Ruffle Lamp Shade

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Make sure you have enough burlap to cover the entire surface of your lamp shade AND enough to cut into strips to cover lamp shade to create the ruffles.

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I cut the burlap into strips first.

I cut the burlap into strips first.

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I glued the burlap all around the shade pulling the fabric taut so the surface would be smooth.

I glued the burlap all around the shade pulling the fabric taut so the surface would be smooth.

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You could fold the fabric over the top and bottom as you are glueing. I did but it wasn't neat so I ended up cutting thin strips of burlap to create an inner trim and give the shade a finished look.

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Now take your strips of burlap and fold in half and iron out a crease. You could do this by hand but the iron makes a sharper edge.

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It only takes a few seconds on the highest setting to knock out a sharp crease.

It only takes a few seconds on the highest setting to knock out a sharp crease.

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Now this is where the fun stuff comes in!!!!

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Begin glueing your strips to the shade. I chose to glue them from top to bottom but you could go around. Put a bit of glue on the shade where you want to start and press the creased edge into it.

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Press it together firmly and glue down the fabric in a squiggly pattern so it will resemble a ruffle.

Press it together firmly and glue down the fabric in a squiggly pattern so it will resemble a ruffle.

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Make sure that no two ruffles look the same . This will add interest. You will notice some gaps between each row. This is fine. You will fill them in when you are done.

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Gaps are fine!!!

Gaps are fine!!!

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I finished adding my rows of ruffles.

I finished adding my rows of ruffles.

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Fill in your gaps with extra strips of burlap. You can cut down the pieces to fit in the space if needed. Then cut 2-4 thin strips of burlap to glue across the inside to trim it out.

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This is the final product!!! Hope you like it! It is inspired by an Anthroplogy lamp shade at a fraction of the cost:)

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I love it!!

I love it!!

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