Fabric Scrap Lampshade DIY


If you are anything like me, you have piles and piles of fabric left over from various home decor projects, crafts, etc. and can't bear to part with any of it.  If so, then this is the project for you: take all your fabric scraps, big and small and turn them in to a one-of-a-kind lampshade!
I simply removed the fabric on a lampshade I wasn't using and stripped it to the bare bones, so it was just a shell of a lampshade.  I then spray-painted it emerald green (this is optional - I did this in case any of the metal peeked through and because I had an extra spray paint lying around from the DIY lamp project I did earlier this week.

Then I just cut my fabric into about 1 inch wide strips and started, from the top, wrapping them around the frame.  To keep it uniform, I tied my fabric scraps together only on one of the four corners, because I didn't want knots in the middle of the shade.  This, again, is personal choice, and totally up to you.  I alternated fabrics and colors that were present in my living room (fabrics I had used to make throw pillows, curtains, etc.)  I also included some beige and white fabric, to throw some "calmness" into the fabric mix.

I am really happy with the final product.  For a no-sew project, it turned out looking pretty complete!

The first picture (above) shows what it looks like when the lamp is turned off.  The pictures below show how pretty it is when it is on and the light can illuminate the different fabrics.