This Diy corset lampshade tutorial is going to knock your socks off, on how easy and inexpensive it is to create. When you’re finished, you’ll have one awesome exquisite looking gothic corset lampshade to decorate your home with. In total I spent 8$ on supplies to refinsh my small red lampshade. I even have plenty enough of the materials leftover to design 2 more small corset lampshades. I’ll definitely be creating more. You can use this tutorial for most style lamp shades. Down below is a list of what you’ll need and how to create a wicked Gothic styled Corset Lampshade. Enjoy!
What You Need To Create A Corset Lampshade
- Lampshade (any color or style)
- Lace (any color, just make sure there’s a contrast with your lampshade color)
- Glue gun and several glue sticks
- 1\4 inch thick ribbon (any color, )
- 1\2 inch think fancy ribbon with loops (any color, below is a photo for a reference)
- Measuring tape
- Taylor’s chalk (for marking your lace)
Here’s a photo of the materials you’ll need.
Here’s a close up of the fancy ribbon I used. I purchased the lace fabric, the regular black ribbon , and the looped fancy ribbon at Joann Fabrics. The total price would have been around 16$, but I had 50% off coupons for each product I bought. My total price that I paid was about 8$. Those coupons are great!! I suggest signing up here to start receiving coupons and sale dates. Or you can just go here for coupons
To start out you need to see how many sections there are on your lampshade. Mine has 6. Some may only have 4, and some may not have any. If yours doesn’t have any sections you need to create an even number of sections the exact same size and mark them with your Tailor’s chalk.
Next on half of your sections you need to cut your lace to cover half of your sections. Easy way to do this is place your fabric on to your lampshade and trace the section with your Tailor’s chalk. Make sure you leave about a 1\2 inch extra fabric lace at the top and bottom of your lace section to wrap into the inside of the lampshade.
Now start hot gluing your lace fabric sections on to your lampshade on to every other section. Hot glue your top 1\2 inch over and into the inside of your lampshade and do the same for the bottom. Make sure that you only hot glue the outer edges of the underneath of your fabric lace or it may show through when you’re finished.
You will see the hot glue through your lace fabric on the edges. That’s OK, because you will be covering that with your fancy 1\2 ribbon.
Measure you fancy ribbon by holding it up on to your lampshade. Making sure to leave about 1\2 inch on the top and bottom to over lap onto the inside of your lampshade. You’ll need to cut however many sections you have.
You’ll need to gently pull each loop out for each piece you have. This is where your ribbon will be laced through.
Hot glue each of your fancy ribbon pieces on either side of your lace sections. Tuck and glue your extra 1\2 inch on the top and bottom over onto the inside of your lampshade. Make sure that you have your loops on each side parallel with each other.
Now lace your ribbon into your loops.
Then tie a bow. If you don’t know how to tie a bow, you can check out this Tutorial.
Make sure you repeat those steps on each of your sections before you do the next step.
wrap your fancy ribbon around the top of your lampshade to measure. Make sure you leave about a 1\4 inch longer on each side of your fancy ribbon piece. Then start hot gluing it on. When you get to the end over lap the end over the other end.
Do the exact same thing for the bottom, that you did for the top. Making sure to have your seams horizontal with each other, where ever you choose to have the back of the lampshade.
I actually moved my ribbon up one loop. You can have it any way you want. Then snip off your excess ribbon and your done.
I then added some embellishments. You can add whatever you like.
I then didn’t like that once I finished the lampshade the bottom didn’t look black anymore, so I spray painted it black.
Here’s the before and after
Let me know what you thought of my DIY Corset Lampshade Tutorial. I’d love to hear your feedback. Also I’ll post pictures of the corset lampshade you made with this tutorial. You can send them to me on one of my social networks, the links are at the top and bottom of this page. Be sure to stop by the Gallery too and pin as much as your little black hearts desire. Stop back every day, I’m constantly adding new content. Thanks for stopping by!
Down below are the sent in photos of the corset lampshades that were made by you the readers, with this tutorial. Thanks for the send ins!! Keep em coming!!
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