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Burlap Lampshade with Grommets and Ribbon

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Hi Friends!  I love a challenge.  So when Lamps.com asked me to be a part of their decorate a lampshade contest I jumped at the chance.  Those who’ve been around my blog for a while know I adore burlap, so that was a given in my decor idea, but then I thought… how fun would it be with some grommets?

Burlap Lampshade with Grommets and Ribbon

Let me show you what I started with…

Lamp Shade Makeover

A basic white drum shade.

First I had to figure out how to make the holes in the shade… and guess what a basic hole punch worked great!

Burlap Lampshade with Grommets and Ribbon

Now the grommets I wanted to use were bigger than the hole from my hole punch, so I used a craft scissors and cut slits around the circle to enlarge it a bit.

Burlap Lampshade with Grommets and Ribbon, adding the grommets

After hot gluing the burlap fabric to the shade I pounded in the grommets.

Burlap Lampshade with Grommets and Ribbon

I threaded some gorgeous striped satin ribbon through the grommets… so pretty!

Burlap Lampshade with Grommets and Ribbon

It adds such an interesting flare with the grommets and ribbon.

Burlap Lampshade with Grommets and Ribbon

Burlap Lampshade with Grommets and Ribbon

Oh… and I’d LOVE your votePlease visit Lamps.com’s Blog and vote for my burlap lampshade.  I’d love for you to share some love pretty please. If my lampshade wins I get to giveaway a gift card and I want my readers to get a chance to win one.

Burlap Lampshade with Grommets and Satin Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by friends…

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16 Comments

  1. The burlap always gets my attention but the ribbon thru the grommets sealed the deal for me. Will be trying this on a burlap shade I already have which we spray painted deep aqua. Have some ribbon with deep aqua, brown and white stripes,perfecto. Such a great idea and look. Will go now to vote for you. tata

  2. I love this lamp! (And I voted for you)
    I think I’m going to make something similar for my baby’s room. I have a sully question though because I’ve never made a lampshade before. . . Do you use hot glue over the whole shade or only on the seams? I would think that hot glue would leave lumpy ridges, but your looks completely smooth and flat.
    Thanks!

  3. Love burlap and the grommets are such a great idea! So fun being in this challenge with you, Maryann. Good luck!
    Hugs,
    Jamie

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