How To Make A Chandelier From A Lampshade

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3 Hours
I love to junk at thrift shops and yard sales! There are just those things that I know I can transform into something beautiful, like an old lampshade. See what I did below!
The first thing to do with an old lampshade frame is to strip off the old fabric. That part is easy peasy...just cut and yank it off!
Find some ribbon in a color that you love or that coordinates with the room that you'll be hanging it in. You can choose to add a light kit to the chandelier, or just hang it as a decorative object as seen on my blog
I like to use seam binding to wrap wire, as it's not heavy and will wrap around easily. Tie off all ends and either tuck or hot glue so that they don't show up easily on the frame.
This is my finished project! Once the entire frame was wrapped I added ribbon and millinery flowers. I hung this one outside from a tree branch for a garden party and I did electrify and plug it in...I'll show you that on the blog, linked below.

It's not difficult to do and can be done in any color and style....a great project to do for spring!
Suggested materials:
  • Vintage lampshade   (thrift shop)
  • Various ribbons
  • Millinery flowers
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Janet Coon-Shabbyfufu
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