Make your own lace lamp shades

You can recover an old lamp shade or make your own from scratch. Shop around for vintage lace, or follow these instructions to make a delicate lace doily lamp shade.


Lace lamp shades look stunning over a romantic dining room table, in a bedroom, or as table lamps and they are simple to make.



Take a browse through Etsy and you will come across so many wonderful decor ideas for a home. These vintage lace lamp shades from nice shop look beautiful, whether the light is switched on or off.

Carol at The Polka Dot Closet transformed a lamp shade with lace and vintage crinolene. After removing the old fabric, the lace was glued and clipped around the entire frame.

After letting the glue dry, the next step was to pin on the crinolene and hand sew in place around the bottom edge. This finishes off the lamp shade with an oh so romantic touch.