22 DIY lampshade makeovers

I love a good makeover! And here are 22 ways to makeover a crusty shade. You can use anything from balsa wood to paper! No more excuses, spruce up your old crusty shade today! Or if you are in need of a light fixture, check out these 20 DIY light fixtures made out of things like paint sticks and ping ping balls!

DIY lamp shade makeover ideas

1. Balsa wood

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2. Decoupage

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3. Seagrass

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4. Pom poms

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5. Fabric

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6. String

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7. Yarn

8. Stencil

9. Flowers

10. Hand painted

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11. Zip ties

12. Embroidery

13. Fabric

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14. Handwritten

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15. Vintage slides

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16. Paint

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17. Globe

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18. White muslin

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19. Sweater

20. Map

21. Ribbon

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22. Paper

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Which one is your fave? I love the handwritten shade and the paper triangle shade at the bottom… that owl lamp base is pretty awesome too!


  1. I looove the globe lampshade. I have been mulling over doing a travel theme for my oldest son’s room. This would be perfect. Can’t wait to check out more details.

  2. I just shared a cute lampshade makeover today, it must be lampshade day on the internet. Happy Lampshade Day!

  3. They are all ingenious but the ribbon one is the one that catches my eye.

  4. Hey! Thanks for the link. I love your balsa wood shade bee tee dubs.

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