How to Easily Decoupage and Decorate Lampshade Into a Floral Beauty

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2 Hours

I was looking to do something with a blouse that was too good to throw and no longer fitted me. I decided to cover a lampshade with the gorgeous Flowers for a bright new look!

Charity shop lampshade

I began by choosing the plain lampshade that i picked up for a £1 in a charity shop! I cut up the blouse with sharp scissors into pieces that I could then trim and shape.

Cut flowers from blouse

I trimmed the flowers in slightly random shapes not too perfect as want it to look natural. By leaving on some of the yellow background I think it really makes the flowers zing! but you may decide to not have your background color in the piece you make.

Use Mod Podge Matte to stick floral fabric o

I Continue arranging the pieces of floral fabric in a way that doesn't have two pieces the same color flower next to each other so it look even and balanced. I folded the edges over the rim inside both top and bottom and glued into place neatly.

Stick and coat with Mod Podge

I make sure all fabric is coated in the matte Mod Podge to increase durability and protect layer. Let it dry and Gorgeous transformation ..Hey Presto!

Sweet Floral Decoupaged Lampshade

How to Decoupage and transform a Lampshade

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  • Carolyn from NH Carolyn from NH on Sep 06, 2020

    I have been crafting for years, but for some reason Decoupage escapes me. I think it’s my patience, very nervous and give up easy. Like to start with something very simple. Any ideas?

    your lampshade is right up my ally, very pretty.

  • Barb Barb on Sep 07, 2020

    Are you planning to paint the lamp base itself?

  • Top Top on Mar 17, 2021

    GORGEOUS! I didn't even realize it wasn't one piece of fabric until I read all of the steps. Did you use any type of sealant to protect the fabric once it was all dried?


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  • Veronica Jones Veronica Jones on Sep 08, 2020

    That looks beautiful!

  • Hope Hope on Mar 18, 2021

    I really like the base (very cool looking)...your shade really highlights the subtle colors on the pretty!!

    I love your projects!! Whenever I see a post by you, I know there will be lots of color!!! : )