Plaid is back in style and I love it! Plaid is making a resurgence on the fashion scene and if you’ve walked into Target recently, you’ve also noticed that plaid is in style for home décor. I had some lamp bases in need of new shades and I knew that a plaid lampshade was the way to go.
The plaid lampshades I found online from various retailers were pricey. I knew I would be much better off creating my own. I purchased self-adhesive lampshades at Hobby Lobby. The same lampshades are available on Amazon, but are much more expensive. When I told Fanny that I wanted to make plaid lampshades, she thought I was crazy, but provided her blessing only if I purchased flannel fabric.
- Remove paper stencil from lampshade and place over 1/3 yard fabric.
- Cut fabric leaving one inch extra around the edge (for rounding over lampshade).
- Remove adhesive layer from lampshade and stick fabric to the lampshade.
Apply a layer of hot glue on the inside top rim of the shade to adhere the fabric. Repeat at the bottom on the lampshade.
- Ribbon can be used to hide the edge of the fabric on the inside of the lampshade.
The process of creating a custom lampshade was easy (I did have Fanny’s help) and the result is truly spectacular. The final lampshades look better on the bases than I could have imagined. Now I’m dreaming of camel check Burberry plaid lampshade.