Isn’t this rosette lampshade pretty? It is a simple way to turn an ugly, boring lampshade into something perfect for your shabby chic style.
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).
Below I list the supplies you need to make fabric rosettes, but if you do not want to buy muslin, you do not need to. Look around your house, and you may find old sheets or shirts you can tear into strips to make yours instead. And, consider upcycling your current lampshade rather than buying a new one! If you have items on hand, it makes this easy project even that much more affordable.
Once you make this project, you will have had so much fun, you will want to try your hand at making a rosette wreath too!
HOW TO MAKE A FABRIC ROSETTE LAMPSHADE
2 yards muslin fabric or old sheets, shirts or fabric.
glue gun and sticks
Unroll your fabric and cut slits around every 1 to 1 1/2 inches across the top. If you are using your own fabric or shirts, you will need strips that are the same width.
Once slit, tear the fabric lengthwise. That will create ragged edges (which you want). As you pull the fabric will pull straight giving you a perfect strip. You will need anywhere from 50 – 75 strips to cover a small to medium sized lampshade.
To make your rosette, grab one strip of muslin and twist the end into a small ball and hold it very tightly. Then, using your other hand, wrap the remaining fabric around the center until completely wrapped. You now have a fabric rosette! Use little hot glue on the end to seal it shut. Repeat until you have a minimum of 50 rosettes (as you will need many to completely cover your shade).
You can look at this picture below to see how they will look when finished.
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. 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 lampshade!!