Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ribbons and Bows Lamp Shade

I've seen a lot of re-purposed lamp shade forms in recent years.  I even made a garden cloche with one, but here is a new, more romantic variation.  This form measured 14 wide by 13 tall.  It took 36 yards of 1 1/2 inch ribbon.  Yeah, that's a lot of ribbon, but I love the result.  Cut your strips of ribbon, in this case 39 inches for each strip.  Now string it from the bottom of the shade and tie in a pretty feminine bow at the top.  Repeat until you have circled the shade.  This shade took 24 strips of ribbon.  This one is hanging.  I hung it on the patio to take the photographs.

 So soft and romantic, isn't it?
 I love these bows!  Have a great Sunday everyone, and most of all, stay cool.  Yesterday it was 104 here in sunny Southern California.


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28 comments:

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

Beautiful!! and, the color is luscious!!!

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

How did you know how much ribbon you would need?

Ellen said...

AWESOME Maggie!!!!

Hugs,
Ellen

Anne said...

So pretty,soft and feminine <3.Oh my you are having the weather we had.It is only in the 80's here today :-)
xx
Anne

Susie said...

Your lamp shade looks so romantic..love it. Smiles, Susie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

So pretty and feminine! The color looks like vintage faded pink.

chateau chic said...

Your ribbon shade is so charming! Yummy color.
Mary Alice

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Love it!

I found you through Revival Monday. I adore the roll top! Pinned it, too. Might have to be a little bit of a copy cat on both that and the lamp shade. Now I'm off to see what else you've done!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Simply darling..dahling!! Great addition to any girls boudoir!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Maggie! You're right !~ that is a lot of ribbon! Such a nice tall shade for this look though. The ribbon itself is just gorgeous.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Maggie, I love it! That's a lot of ribbon!

Carol

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love it! I just pulled a lamp shade from my stash yesterday to do something fun for my daughters too...I think this is a "sign" :) Chat soon, Laurel

Cathy and Paul @One Creative Couple said...

Wow that is gorgeous. Your blog never disappoints.

Maureen said...

I did a similar one with strips of drop cloth. The ribbon makes it much more feminine though!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Gorgeous!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

pretty pretty pretty!

Honey at 2805 said...

The is adorable, Maggie! It's so romantic looking! Now if I could only tie a bow like you can!

I appreciate you sharing this lovely project at Potpourri Friday!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Maggie, what a pretty lampshade! I am definitely going to give this a try! Thank you for sharing it with us, and have a lovely weekend.

andrea@townandprairie said...

So beautiful...could be for a nursery or shower, too! Love it! I so want to do this! What beautiful inspirational photographs.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Quite stunning! The color is beautiful and effect elegant. My only problem is that I don't know if I could tie a bow as pretty as you! Crossed my fingers you might share at Sundays' Best party tomorrow night - this is too pretty not to share!

Barbara Jean said...

so beautiful!!

blessings
barbara jean

Pamela said...

So pretty!!!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Every time I see this pretty lampshade I smile and drool. It is so pretty and elegant. Was tickled pink you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

Ms. Redo said...

Lovely - saw your link at Tweak It Tuesday and had to visit. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.

Cozy Little House said...

How very pretty and feminine! Thanks for joining my first party!
Brenda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh...how pretty!!! Love the color that you used.

Blessings,
Linda

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805!
Honey!

Sherry said...

So pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry