Raggy Burlap Lamp Shades

I had these brown lamp shades that match our brown sofa.
I covered them in ivory burlap.
It took some time but I am happy with the way they turned out.
If you’d like to make them, here’s what you need:
Hot Glue, Burlap Cut into Fat Strips and Skinny Long Strips and Scissors
(size depends on your shade, my fat strips were approx. 1 1/2 inch wide and 8 inches long. The skinny long strips were 1/2 inch wide and 15 inches long – my shades are small)
Here’s what I did first:
Hot glue the fat strips of burlap to the shade and leave plenty of fabric at the bottom to fray.

On each seam apply a long skinny strip all around the shade and tie a knot near the bottom.

Underneath should look a little bit like this.
Then, the messy part:
Pull the horizontal strings off.
Once I took off what I wanted, I crinkled the stringy part a bit with my hands and set the shade on the table to get the frayed edges to lay every which way.
Cut the excess off with your scissors.
I like the bottoms all raggy and messy like.
Huge Improvement!

Well, that sure beats buying the ones I liked in a catalog for $20 each (x6).

Plus – these turned out even prettier.
Happy Crafting!
If you want to make an easy wreath to match click the links below for simple instructions…..

Raggy Burlap Wreath
or
Favorite Burlap Wreath

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