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New Product – Scalloped Lampshade Ringset + Tutorial

Thinking of making an on trend DIY lampshade? Look no further than our newest addition to the DIY lampshade world: the Scalloped Ringset! Say goodbye to ordinary everyday shapes of lampshades and hello to striking statement pieces that will instantly bring your room to life, using this fabulously decorative scallop shape.


Our NEW Scalloped Ringsets come in three of our most popular sizes: 20cm, 30cm, and 40cm and we’ve developed three sizes of corresponding Scalloped Self-Adhesive Lampshade Panels, complete with crease lines, to effortlessly fit the panel to the curves of the scalloped rings.


Simply pick a fabric or paper that you love, gather your materials, and follow our step-by-step tutorial to get a slice of the ubiquitous scallop interior trend!

About our Scalloped Ringsets

Used to make hardbacked or rigid lampshades, our Scalloped Ringsets connect with UK and European Lampholders for table lamps, or pendant fittings and in addition can also be used with USA Harp & Finial fittings, by using our converting washers.


Scalloped Ringset Sizes and Panels

Available in three different sizes, 20cm, 30cm and 40cm, each Scalloped Ringset has a corresponding sized Scalloped Self Adhesive Panel, which has creases lines added, to match the inner curves of the Scalloped Ringset, making it easy to fit. See below for panel and required covering sizes.


What’s included in a Scalloped Ringset

1 x Plain Scalloped Ring

1 x Utility Scalloped Ring

1 x E27/E26 to B22/ E14 Lampshade Reducer/Converter Adapter (fitted)


What You’ll Need to Make a Scalloped Lampshade

1 x 20cm Scalloped Ringet (or any Scalloped Ringset size)

1 x roll of 9mm Double-Sided Tape 

Covering of your choice - woven fabric, wallpaper or paper (see table above)

Clean flat working surface

Seam Roller (optional)



Ensure your covering is ironed and crease-free.


How to make your Scalloped Shaped Lampshade


1.Cut down your covering to a workable size. Place the covering right side down and position the Scalloped Self Adhesive Panel, backing paper side down on top.

2. When you’re happy with placement peel back approximately 5-10cm of the release paper and stick onto your covering.

Professional Tip: Use a weight such as tin to stop the panel moving.

3. Smoothing out from the middle, press the adhesive firmly onto the fabric pulling away the until all the release paper is removed.

4. Check the fabric for creases. If you find one peel the fabric back and smooth it down again.

5. Cut away the surplus covering, with scissors, or a craft knife, using the edge of the panel as your guide.

6. Snap back an break the creased edges (kisscut) around the panel.

7. Gently fold back the first crease so the fabric sides of the panel face each other. Repeat for all creases on the panel.

8. Apply the 9mm double sided tape to the short edge without the crease line, and remove the release paper.

9. On each frame, find the join in the white coating. Place over each other to ensure they match and mark with a pencil.

10. Apply 9mm double-sided tape to both of the frames.

11. Snip the tape on each side of the frame at each inverted corner, before pushing the tape around the frame. This helps the tape to adhere fully to the frame.

12. Remove the release paper from the double-sided tape on the both Scalloped rings. Working from the short end of the panel with the crease, position the panel crease into the inverted scallop on the frame nearest to the pencil mark. The pencil mark should sit near to the short panel edge and will help the panel creases sit neatly into the ringset.

13. Lift the creases into the inverted scallop corners on each side, to ensure the panel and the ring are evenly matched.


Professional Tip: Keep the frame in line with the PVC edge throughout. If you deviate, move back and correct.

14. At the seam ensure the two panels overlap each other to create a continuous straight edge at the top and bottom of the panel.

15. Close the seam by gently pressing. Place the seam on a hard surface and apply firm pressure with your hand to close. If you have a seam roller this can help secure the seam.

16. From the fabric at the inside of the seam, cut away a small square of fabric, to reduce any bulk.

17. From the top, push the fabric towards the inside of the lampshade and so the fabric adheres to the rings.

18. Snip the covering in line with the struts on the ring, with the tips of the scissors, to allow the fabric to be folded behind.

19. Use the rolled edge tool, to push the fabric behind the rings. Push the tool into the gap and swipe around the frame until all the fabric is tucked behind.

20. You will now have a professionally finished top quality lampshade

More Scalloped Lampshade Making Products

Our Scalloped Ringsets are not the only way that you can get the Scalloped Lampshade look!

We've recently launched four sizes of Scalloped Edge Lampshade Making Panels, which have a distinct gentle scalloped edge, and can be made using our range of Duplex Rings.

Find out how to make a Scalloped Edge Lampshade in either fabric or paper, and the lampshade making materials you need by checking out our blog posts below.


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