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Lamp Shade DIY Project

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Alter a plain lampshade with your favorite decorator fabrics and Fabric Mod Podge.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - Clear Sea Glass
Item #24886
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.


Mod Podge ® Mod Melter
Item #24888
The Mod Melter is a unique new shaped tool to use specifically with Mod Molds and Mod Melts. Hold the tool above the molds and fill them with ease! You can also use the Mod Melter as an all-purpose glue gun to make everything from molded embellishments to home décor, paper crafts, and more!


Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
Item #CS11218
Decoupage on fabric … why not? Simply use Fabric Mod Podge to apply paper prints or fabric swatches to wearables, totes, banners and more! An exciting new way to embellish your clothes and your home. As a sealer, machine washable in cold water, gentle cycle after 72 hours. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Lamp shade
Foam paintbrush


  1. Make the template: Tape one edge of the paper to the seam on the lampshade.  (you might need to piece several sheets of paper together).  Wrap the paper around the lampshade and secure with tape.  Using a pencil trace along the top and bottom edge of the shade.  Cut along the pencil lines.
  2. Pin the template to your ironed fabric.  Cut around the template leaving a 1” border around all sides.  Iron one side seam edge back 1”.
  3. Apply Fabric Mod Podge to the lampshade.  Line up the non-ironed edge of the fabric with the seam on the lampshade.  You should have a 1” over hang on the top and bottom. Wrap the fabric around the shade.  Apply more Mod Podge to the edge that is ironed-over and press against the lampshade to secure.
  4. Using Mod Podge, glue the 1” overhang to the top and bottom inside of the shade.
  5. Attach trim to the top and bottom edges of the lampshade with a Mod Melter.

PROJECT TIP: Add sparkle to a fabric lampshade by painting a little Sparkle Mod Podge over the fabric designs.

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