DIY Preppy Lamp Shades

Hey Y’all!

Omg it has been FOREVER since I have blogged! Junior year started and has kept me on my toes so I have had no time to sit down and write! Thankfully, I am on Thanksgiving Break and am having a little bit of time to kick back, relax, and write.

Anyways, I am currently redoing my bedroom and made some super cute, DIY lamps. They are really easy to make, take little time to complete, and turn out looking very clean and polished. I chose to make mine preppy, but you can make your lamps however you want!

Step #1

First, you will need to gather your materials. (I took two old lamps I had previously used, and stripped them down to only the white lamp shade. I also had previously had hot glued a gold, glittery ribbon to the top, and it goes with my new color scheme, so I left that lining the top.)

For my materials, I gathered my lamps, a hot glue gun, scissors, a strand of pearls, and the ribbon I wanted to use.


Step #2

Next, I took my base ribbon, the pink ruffly ribbon, and hot glued it to the base of the lamp shade. I recommend doing this little by little so the hot glue does not cool down before you reach a particular spot. When you get all the way around the lamp, carefully overlap the ribbon and hot glue it together.


Step #3

Next, I take my topper, the strand of pearls, and hot glue it carefully over the base ribbon. Again, I recommend doing this little by little so the hot glue does not cool down. (Because you are gluing on top of the base ribbon, it will leave a residue that looks messy if you use too much or go too far.) I used enough glue to hold the pearls, but not enough to where it oozes out and is visible. When you get all the way back around, make sure to line up the end with the beginning of the strand so it looks complete.


Step #4

Finally, pull all of the little hot glue strings off of your lamp shade if you have any. Now your lamps are ready to decorate and add light to any room in your house!


That is all for this post y’all! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

xoxo, Annie


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