Things are back in full swing around here! And I'm so excited to share with you the first project I tackled . . . a Custom DIY Lamp Shade.
this at Ikea I was intrigued. When I saw that it was only $5.99 I decided to take a risk and attempt to recover my own!!
Lobbo shade is basically a flat plastic lamp shade that, like everything else at Ikea, needs to be assembled! It comes with the metal bars and they fasten through 3 little holes on the side of the shade (pictured above). The shade fastens at the back with little notches (pictured below).
- The Lobbo shade kit $5.99
- and Half a yard of Fabric, our fabric was $14 a yard so $7 for fabric.
- Spray Glue
- A hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Cut you fabric close to the same size as the plastic, it doesn't have to be exact just close will do.
Spray your Spray Glue onto the plastic and then lay the piece of fabric on top! Pressing down as you go, making sure there are no wrinkles. It was seriously easy!!!
Wait 1 hour or how ever long your spray glue says to wait, ours was 1 hour.
While your glue is setting, cut a thin piece of fabric as wide as you like ours was 3 inches wide. The piece of fabric should be as long as your plastic piece.
Iron your fabric in half, then re open. Fold in the left side into the middle, then do the same for the right side.
Trim off excess fabric from the plastic.
Once your shade is assembled then you can attached the strips of fabric we created in step 3 and 4. Do this after you assembled your shade, it would be easier to do it before while the shade is flat but it won't work as well and you'll have puckering.
So once it's assembled attached the trim fabric using hot glue, glue the front on first,
And the finished product was better then I thought it would be . . .