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Cute DIY Lampshades

When it comes to making things around our home, no piece of decor and no functional home element is too basic or too small for a little bit of craftiness. Whether we’re making something from scratch or just embellishing what we already have, we always find a totally increased sense of accomplishment when we look across the room at a finished home decor piece and know that we made it ourselves. So, what have we been making over recently that let us get creative with the smaller details of our home? Well, we’ve actually been combing the Internet for awesome DIY lampshades!

Just in case you’re on the lookout for cool DIY lampshade ideas too, here are 15 of the most fun and unique homemade designs, tutorials, and embellishment ideas we’ve come across so far!

1. Woven ribbon and bows lamp shade

Woven ribbon and bows lamp shade

We’ve always loved crafting with ribbon because it’s just so pretty, but it certainly wasn’t the first supply that came to mind when we started thinking about materials to make a lampshade. Imagine our surprise (and excitement), then, when we came across this awesome tutorial from The Craft Tutor! They show you how to weave the ribbons into a lovely gingham style lampshade slip, adding a strip of simply tied bows for feminine detail. We love the minimalist look of this white lamp, but we also like the idea of using coloured ribbons or many different bright ribbons woven in combination at once!

2. Upcycled leggings lamp shade

Upcycled leggings lamp shade

If you’re going to go to the trouble of creating yourself something from scratch (even if you’re working with a base piece and adding to it), would you prefer to make it an upcycling project as well? Then you are absolutely on the same wavelength as us! That’s why we liked this upcycled leggings lampshade slip idea from Vintage Revivals so much. They guide you through the process of creating a shade cover that lets you add a veil of colour, pattern, and texture, making your previously subtle lamp a neat pop in the decor scheme.

3. Pretty satin bows lamp shade

Pretty satin bows lamp shade

Perhaps you’re actually feeling kind of strapped for time or resources and you’d like to somehow keep things simple while also making a statement? Well, if girly and cute is your style, then we have a feeling you’re going to love this beautiful silk ribbon and bow idea from I Heart Nap Time. They show you how simply a big, shiny bow just like one you’d find on top of a gift can be added to a plain lampshade without detracting from the rest of the room or getting too elaborate and pricy.

4. Geometric duct tape lamp shade

Geometric duct tape lamp shade

If you’re going to spend time and money on making yourself something that you’ll display in your home, would you rather it be some really impressive, intriguing pop of colour that will catch people’s attention as they walk into the room? Then we have a feeling you’re going to adore this geometric tape design idea from Jungalow! They guide you through the surprisingly simple process of cutting and fitting different shapes together to create a sort of Mayan inspired mosaic of colour across the surface of a plain white lampshade.