Paint them. Draw pictures on then & paint the design on. I painted a small one 3 yrs ago. I wanted purple & couldn't find one so i painted the color i wanted. Have fun.
Cool idea! wish i seen this sooner ..lol
I wallpapered mine.
I did that to workd a treat 👍
Afton: here are some good ideas
If they are fabric shades you can dye them either solid or dip dye for an ombre affect.... https://www.ritdye.com/instructions/how-to-dye-a-lampshade/
They have 2 formulas, one for natural fabrics and one for synthetic fabrics.
I used an old lamp shade to line a metal basket to update the boob light in my hallway. https://www.girljustdiy.com/boob-light-makeover/
I'm going to try to wrap jute around it and glue it on. Hope the end product looks as well as it does in my head.
You can re-cover your lampshade. The shape of it affects how difficult this is. For a simple cyclindrical one it is quite easy to glue fabric to the existing lampshade.
I did watercolor
How can I use a lampshade that’s missing the base, and there are no bases it fits.
You can paint or add wall paper and beads. I did some beading and turned them upside down and made a pendant lamp.
I used old slides
I used wide fairly stiff ribbon and wove it in and out of the wires. It was an antique lamp and I had purchased the shade at a garage sale. It already had the fabric removed. I loved it and it matched my bedroom beautifully with the antique furniture.
There are literally thousands of choices in ribbon. I just wrapped it around the corner and glued it and then wove until done and wrapped it around the last corner one and bingo it was done.