Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Hello everyone. 
I hope your week is going well.
Mine started a little busy, but all the chores and errands are finally finished and now it is time to "play". :)

Last week I had many of you asking me how I made the lamps and lampshades for our back porch. 

The solar rope lamps I made last Summer. You can see that post here. I am also very proud to say this project was featured on Woman's World magazine this past June.

This year, after updating the outdoor furniture, I decided to change up the lampshades, which were getting a little old looking after being outside for so many months.

 This is how I did it. I purchased two drum shades at Walmart from the Better Homes and Gardens collection.

But I didn't want just a simple shade. 

So I decided to add a small embellishment to them.
I purchased a roll of laminated burlap. You can find them at  Michaels for $2.99. 
And if you use a 50% off coupon, it will cost you about $1.50 a roll.

 To make the project easier for me, I cut a couple of patterns using card stock and I just traced the petals 
with a pencil on the laminated part of the burlap roll.

I cut eight petals and two circles for each flower and put them together using the glue gun.

When they were finished, I sprayed the back of every flower with my favorite spray adhesive.
This brand works really well.

And quickly attached them to each lampshade.

A very simple and economical project, but I think it gives your lamps a more personal look.

I hope this simple tutorial helps you decorate your lampshades. Thank you all so much for stopping by.
Until next time!


  1. Congrats on the feature in the magazine! A very worthy project and so smart of you to think of! The additional touch-up with the burlap flower is the icing on the cake! Looks terrific! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love how you personalized your lamps like this! And thanks for the reminder about the BHG collection at Walmart. I've been searching for new lampshades for awhile, but totally forgot to check Walmart! Can't wait to check it out!

  3. Congrats to you! I love the lamp both are so neat with the flower!

  4. The magazine feature is awesome and you know I love the lamps. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Great project and congratulations on our feature being published in the magazine!

  6. So pretty Maria Elena, seems like that shade and applique are meant to be!

  7. I love the lamps. Did you put a solar light in. It looks like it but I don't think you mentioned it.


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