Do you have plain old boring lampshades in your house that are begging for a new look? This simple DIY Rosette Lamp Shade upcycle project could be the perfect remedy.
There is no need to spend a lot of money to create this shabby chic look in your home. By using simple items, you can turn a boring lampshade into something just beautiful. It would make the perfect gift for anyone (or you can make one and just keep it for yourself).
2 yards muslin fabric
glue gun and sticks
You can find muslin fabric at Walmart for around $2 a yard. If you do not want to purchase fabric, you might find old sheets, shirts or other fabric you might find lying around.
I used an old lampshade and upcycled it to make mine. If you do not have one, Walmart has them for around $5 (or even less), so it makes this project very affordable.
Unroll the fabric and cut slits every 1 to 1 1/2″ apart. Separate and tear the fabric so that it will rip into long thin strips with ragged edges. The fabric will tear straight so no need to worry about that. You will need to about 50-75 strips of muslin to make enough rosettes to go around a small/medium sized lampshade.
Grab one strip of muslin and twist one end into a small ball. Hold this part very tight. With your other hand, continue to wrap the remaining fabric around the center (ensuring it is still twisted). When done, it will look like a rosette. Seal it shut with a small bit of hot glue.
Once all of the rosettes are made, glue them one at a time to the lampshade. Start at the bottom and glue them to the shade so that the end is hanging off slightly, fully covering the bottom of the shade. Work around in a circle and up to the top of the lampshade, gluing each rosette into place.
And now you have a gorgeous shabby chic rosette lamp shade!!!