I am excited to show you my latest creation.
Last year I was in a quaint little store just before the Halloween holiday and I saw a cute little lampshade in one of their holiday displays.
I loved the look and thought how easy it would be to transform a lampshade to add to a Halloween vignette.
Create a Halloween Lampshade
I gathered together:
One yard of black lace fabric
One yard of light orange fabric
Two yards of 1/8” dainty double face satin ribbon
4 small black buttons
I began by cutting two strips of black lace, approximately 16” wide. My lace had a finished scallop edge and a spider web pattern that worked perfectly for the bottom edge of my Halloween Lampshade.
I cut two sections of the orange fabric in the same size. I turned the edges of both of the long sides of each of the section of orange fabric to create a hem.
I didn’t hem the long edges on the black fabric, as they had the scallop finish and the top edge would be covered.
I sewed the black and orange fabric pieces together at the top edge about 1” from the top, leaving enough fabric to create a casing.
Folding the lace at the top down toward the bottom of the lampshade cover, formed a double lace ruffle.
I then folded the orange fabric towards the lace edge and stitched close to the edge to create a casing for the ribbon to work through.
Once the casing had been formed, I sewed the two sections together at the side seams, leaving the casings open.
A yard of the dainty black ribbon was worked through each casing, using a small safety pin to help guide it ‘s way.
I threaded the ends of each ribbon through a small button to add a touch of whimsy to the ends and keep the ribbon from working out of the casing. I just used assorted buttons from my button “stash”.
The ribbons allow us to adjust the fabric once it is on the shade. The ribbons could then be tied together after the shade was adjusted, to hold the cover in place.
I then cut an 18 inch piece of black boa to add to the top of the shade. Depending upon the size of your shade, yours may need to be a bit bigger.
Simply choose the shade you will use, slide the lace cover over the top and adjust the top by tying the ribbons together on each side.
I left my ribbons and buttons showing on my shade, but you could hide them inside of the shade if you wish. I like the whimsical look of them hanging over the sides.
As the tops of shades are different sizes, and I didn’t want to limit where I might use this shade each year, I simply attached the boa with small pins once the Halloween Lampshade cover was in place.
I tried it on two different sizes of shades.
A larger one….
And a smaller one.
I love both looks.
It gives off a very soft light. This was such a fun project and a perfect “Halloween” touch to my lamp.
These Halloween Lampshades are so easy to make and a great addition to any shade in your home.
I have only started my Halloween touches to my decor – check back soon for my completed Halloween vignette.
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