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5 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Lamp Shades

Adding a bit of your own pizzazz to your plain, everyday lamp shades won’t just perk up your side table but your entire room! Decorating older, worn-out shades or buying a bundle of inexpensive ones at the store can make a fun, creative project for you, your children or act as an excuse to spend some much needed time with your girlfriends or loved one.

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The best part about these projects is the easiness! You don’t have to be an artist or the Martha Stewart type to create something special for your home.Check out these 5 Easy ways to decorate your lamp shades!

1. Handwriting.

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O the simplicity! Whether a love letter, song lyrics or just a bunch of goobbledygook; it doesn’t matter. The look and feel of handwritten text is unlike the formalities from a Word Doc. It’s a beautiful way to put a personal touch on your home and its overall look.

2. Buttons.

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This is an absolutely genius idea. Break out the glue gun and Voila! you’ve made yourself a trendy little piece of home decor. It’s a great idea for a child’s room, a craft area or just a fun little piece to find on the side table next to your stairs.

3. Doilies.

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For an easy, vintage touch to your space use the doilies you’ve been collecting but doing nothing with. Dye them, cut them and the easiest part is the gluing. Great for your bedroom or living room, it’s a romantic style that won’t take too much talent to put together, just a bit of patience.

4. Fabric.

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Follow a tutorial and use some leftover fabric from one of your latest projects or just go buy a small amount to cover one of the stained lamp shades in your attic. Pick something fun and go for it! A great colored fabric will add more glow and a great print will bring a drab space to life.

5. Paper.

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Create paper appliques like these roses and, again, glue them to your shade. They’ll breathe life into a underwhelming area of the home. Plus paper is inexpensive so you’ll have more to practice with. Use this tutorial for a quick and easy way to create similar roses.{picture sources:1,2,3,4 and 5}.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on April 12, 2012

About the author

Grace Lynne Fleming
From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words. I like to fancy myself a freelance creator, loving the pretty, the delicious and different. With a knack for fashion, style and a minor obsession with weddings, I've been professionally writing for the past few years and hope to continue to explore different outlets to contribute to. Basically, I live in a writer's world with a lot of sparkly decorations.

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