Learn How to Do a Lampshade Restyle Using Old Batik Fabric Decoupage!

5 Materials
$5
2 Hours
Easy

I used some lovely Batik fabric that I wanted to put to a good use as so love the patterns and texture On it. A large faded and worn lampshade which I was ready to bin however thought maybe I could resurrect it with a new fabric makeover!

Old lampshade

I started by cutting the fabric I to strips of equal length and width using sharp scissors and a template piece of fabric the size I wanted to cut around.

Cutting up strips of batik fabric

I continue till I have enough pieces to cover the shade and begin working the design.

Planning design

I soak shade with Mod Podge and also cover over the top of fabric too.

Use Mod Podge adhesive to stick and seal

I Continue around the shade until all covered in fabric making sure to seal over the rim to the inside and then trim the edges neatly too.

Mod Podge the fabric to the shade

Leave to dry and then add a lightbulb and put base to create a whole new Gorgeous light!

Fabulous Batik Lampshade restyle decoupage

This is the finished after photo, I just love how it came out! See how the light shines through? I hope you like it as well!

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

15 Quick and Easy Gift Ideas Using Buttons
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
Browse Through These Dream Bedrooms & Find Your Favorite!
Creative Parents Share These Brilliant Kids' Project Ideas
31 Super Cute & Easy DIY Ideas For Your Kitchen
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
15 Fabulous Fire Pits For Your Backyard
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
22 Ideas To Make Your Terra Cotta Pots Look Oh-So-Pretty
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
20 Easy Concrete Projects You Absolutely CAN Do!
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
14 DIY Hacks to Stay Clean While Camping
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know

To see more: http://www.amazon.co.uk/handmade/Susan-Goode-Designs

Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Pamela Coutee Coleman
    on Apr 6, 2019

    It’s beautiful. What was put in the middle of shade? The original looked like it had some sort of cord around it. How did that get illuminated?

    • Stephanie
      on Apr 13, 2019

      If it had a cord it probably fell off due to age and wear and tear. Old dry glue might have gotten crusty and brittle. The light comes through because in that spot in the middle there is only thin material whereas on the top and bottom there are more layers so less light gets through

Join the conversation

3 of 24 comments
  • Paula
    on Apr 22, 2019

    I think it is beautiful! I would try this only I don't have too many batik scraps. Other fabric scraps, yes...batik...no. Nevertheless, you did a gorgeous job!

    • Susan Goode
      on Apr 23, 2019

      Thanks so much and it’s just what I had that fitted my theme but of course you could try any fabric. I’m thinking to do a meadow flowers next time!!

  • Paula
    on Oct 24, 2019

    I love this idea it looks great. Thank you

Your comment...