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DIY Ruffled Lamp using Wire Ribbon

diy ruffled lamp using wire ribbon
I love a good and creative project, and today I am sharing this DIY Ruffled Lamp using Wire Ribbon.  When I thought of this idea, I could hardly wait to get working on it so let me share it with you and walk you through a basic tutorial.
here are the TWO BEFORE’S this is a “9” year old lamp that I have had stored away.
WALMART  yep… you heard me Walmart ribbon all right.
It did take 5 rolls to make this…. Still $16.00 bucks give or take…. for this lamp is fine by me. Its one of a kind and made with CHIC LOVE….. LOVE IT!

HOW TO: I cut the wire off one side, one end to the other. Then on the other side of the ribbon with the wire, I  snipped it until the wire was exposed and pulled the ribbon creating a ruffled look.

so it will look like this.

Then layer by layer I hot glued the ruffle ribbon on …. and OUCH (profanity was used) got one bad burn. OH’ WELL as my mother always says…. “BEAUTY IS PAIN” HA!

To look like this. Also I did not seal the fray with a lighter or candle, because I like the sort of torn rustic look. You can seal the edges if you prefer.

Krylon Catalina Mist came to the rescue on the base. I did a clear shiny coat over the paint too.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY! I promise the Krylon Paint Giveaway is coming soon… I have one more PROJECT, my daughters pic. wall.
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47 thoughts on “DIY Ruffled Lamp using Wire Ribbon

  1. Awesome idea!!! I wish I would have seen this about two weeks ago (before I threw out an old lamp). But I bet I will still use the idea at some point. 🙂

  2. This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it…..Now I have to run to Walmart on a search for these goodies!!!!

    Thanks for sharing the how to!!!

    Have a great one!!

  3. Very cool! (and I’m not even a big fan of ruffles) Great idea to use the wire to ruffle the ribbon.. Yep, you really pulled it off. I love it.

  4. Wow-that lamp is gorgeous! I love the color and the shade is adorable. I just recently found some wide toile ribbon. My mind is racing with possibilities.

  5. What a great idea! I just bought 2 new lamps and the shades are just not what I want. Now I can spice them up. P.S. that mirror in the picture is beautiful! Where did you get it?

  6. I love how this turned out & did something similar in my daughter’s room. I linked the project back here. Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas!! It’s my newest post & you can see it here…loveofhomes.blogspot.com

    1. Hi Jamie, it all depends on the size of your lamp shade. You have to kind of guess. I used I believe 5-6 rolls. Since you have to wrinkle the ribbon on the wire, it shrinks it and so you will need more. Thanks, jen

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