Revamp a Lampshade with Fringe

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Learn how to add fringe to a lampshade. This simple DIY is an easy way to add interest to a dull white lampshade.

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pink fringe lampshade on black lamp

Adding fringe to a lampshade is one of those stupidly easy DIY projects that are good for instant gratification. I was able to transform a plain white lampshade in minutes!

How to Add Fringe to a Lampshade

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  • Lampshade
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Fringe (This project took about 2 yards.)
  • Scissors

If you’re using a hot glue gun (versus cool temp), be careful. It’s really easy to burn your fingers.

It would also be cool to cover the entire lampshade with fringe.

  1. Start at the back seam. Apply about 3 inches of glue and press the fringe against the glue. 
  2. Continue along the bottom edge. 
  3. When you reach where you began, cut the fringe 1/2″ longer and fold it over when you glue it down. 
  4. Continue gluing the fringe on the lampshade where desired. I added another layer at the top.
  5. Then I added one last layer in the middle, trying to keep the spacing even from the top layer. 
  6. Enjoy! Don’t you love simple DIY projects?

I love this corner of my home now! It’s so colorful and happy now. Everything needs a bit of fringe!

pink fringe lampshade with plant on dresser

stack of books, vase and beads
colorful vignette with pink fringe lampshade, plants, and bust

A vignette in my home is never complete without a cool bust.

lampshade with hot pink fringe against teal wall

What do you think about my revamped lamp?

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    1. Fringe is always fun! When I was looking, I kept finding super long fringe! I need to find places for long fringe now!

  1. This is so fun Emmy! That pink looks fabulous. Love that beaded garland with tassels too. I think Willie, Cleo, and Daphne could make quite the trio! lol

  2. OMG I need this in my bedroom! I think the hubs will hate me but I’m willing to take the risk.

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