Give ribbons a new lease of life



Dannells 20cm Ribbon Lampshade Making Kit was the answer to my prayers. The ribbon lampshades are really easy to make, so much so it is slightly addictive – you are simply wrapping the ribbon around the shade.


I used my gingham ribbon to create a shade for a good pal of mine who has a shabby-chic country cottage. I painted a maroon base with a light blue chalk paint then buffed it to reveal the deeper colour beneath and to give it a shabby effect. I know this will look gorgeous on her white kitchen dresser. I’ve got some red gingham ribbon somewhere and I’m going to combine it with a square wooden shade for her son’s ‘Wild-west’ themed nursery.


I used…

20cm Ribbon Lampshade Making Kit

-Tall lamp base

Fire proofing spray

-Blue chalk paint

-Sand paper

*As the ribbon is inside the shade you have to think about safety. I sprayed both my shades with a fire-proofing spray that is also available from Dannells.


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