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A light can become the focal point of a room, or could just add a little whimsy to a corner.  From statement pendants to romantic side table lamps, I found 15 pretty awesome DIY lampshades to be inspired by.  Check them out below.


  • DIY Photo Lampshades 1 of 15
    DIY Photo Lampshades
    Marie Darby shared a tutorial on her photo lampshades using vellum and photo editing software over at Under the Sycamore.
    Click here to see.
  • Recover a Vintage Shade 2 of 15
    Recover a Vintage Shade
    Lia Fagan recovers a vintage shade in a quick and easy process.
    Get the DIY from designsponge.com.
  • Scalloped Shade 3 of 15
    Scalloped Shade
    Using circles cut out of fabric Jamie of Kreyv made this lovely scalloped shade.
    Get the DIY from Ucreate.
  • Ruffled 4 of 15
    Ruffled
    With a little ruffled fabric, A Girl and a Glue Gun made transformed a lamp into something rather pretty.
    Get the DIY from kimboscrafts.blogspot.com.
  • Lace Lamp 5 of 15
    Lace Lamp
    This doily and balloon DIY made it's rounds in the blogosphere, but still a dead ringer!
    Get the DIY from dosfamily.com.
  • Wordy Lampshade 6 of 15
    Wordy Lampshade
    Inspired by a lampshade found at Anthropologie, Kim Lucian of Apartment Therapy fixed up a pretty nice wordy shade.
    Get the DIY from apartmenttherapy.com.
  • 7maxslampshades 7 of 15
    7maxslampshades
    A nice fabric with trim lampshade cover project.
    Get the DIY from isabellaandmaxrooms.blogspot.com.
  • A Birds Nest IKEA Hack 8 of 15
    A Birds Nest IKEA Hack
    3 small Löbbo shades were cut on the long side in small strips to create this birds nest-like pendant.
    Get the DIY from ikeahackers.net.
  • Rosette Lamp Redo 9 of 15
    Rosette Lamp Redo
    Decorative rosettes are made using fabric and a little glue gun.
    Get the DIY from restorativeliving.blogspot.com.
  • Woven Lamp 10 of 15
    Woven Lamp
    Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou makes a cool DIY using strips of wood veneer.
    Get the DIY from here.
  • Basket Wire DIY 11 of 15
    Basket Wire DIY
    A fun idea using an old wire basket.
    Get the DIY from ashleyannphotography.com.
  • Fabric and Wire Basket Light 12 of 15
    Fabric and Wire Basket Light
    Janis of Pinecone Camp created this pretty lamp, perfect for a little girl's room.
    Get the DIY from here.
  • Whirl It! 13 of 15
    Whirl It!
    Another popular DIY on the blogs, and super easy!
    Get the DIY from pickles.no.
  • Ruffled 2 14 of 15
    Ruffled 2
    Create a romantic ruffled shade using burlap.
    From tatertotsandjello.com.
  • Flowering Lampshade 15 of 15
    Flowering Lampshade
    This project is easy and creates such a punch!
    From auntpeaches.com.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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