Cover a Lampshade With Burlap

I love burlap in the home. This is a subtle touch…. a burlap covered lampshade. My husband doesn’t like anything too fussy in his man cave.

Remove the lampshade. Trace on craft paper to make a pattern. add a one inch seam allowance on the top and bottom. Don’t cut the side seam until you have glued the piece together. Burlap can be a little difficult to work with because it is so stiff. Better yet, don’t cut the seam allowances until you have wrapped the whole burlap piece around the shade to see if your pattern was accurate.

Use the pattern to cut out your burlap. Glue on the burlap, smoothing out the bubbles. Hot glue gun the seam allowance on the top and the bottom to the inside of the shade.


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  1. Mongs says

    I love this refashion, you totally resurrected the lamp shade, so simple but turns out really good.