DIY Ribbon Lamp Shade for ‘Light It Up Blue’

April 2nd, 2013 | Home Decor, Learn How


When I was asked to create a project for the Autism Awareness campaign ‘Light It Up Blue’, my immediate thought was I need to incorporate light into my project.  I went hunting in my stash and found an old lamp shade that had long lost it luster. I created this DIY ribbon lamp shade, with a few meters of May Arts Ribbon, hot glue, and May Arts silk butterflies, and took my drab shade to fab!


I used 376-1-94 1″grosgrain with a satin edge. I simply ran a bead of hot glue (about 2 inches at a time), pressed the ribbon into it, and pinched it together every 1/2″.  I did this overlapping the glued edge to the top. To conceal the top edge, I folded a strip in half and glued it to the outside and inside edge.


To coordinate this Ribbon lamp into my Sweet Little Girls Bedroom  I added the May Arts silk butterflies, by layering them and hot gluing the body.



Click here to learn more about the the ‘Light It Up Blue’ day of awareness for Autism.  Do you know a person or family living with Autism?  Does this day represent anything to you?  Please leave a comment at any of the participating blogs along the way for a chance to win a BLUE ribbon prize from May Arts Ribbon. Best of luck!

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