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Ribbon Lamp

Here is a quick little project to add some color to a nursery…….or any room for that matter. It just depends on the fanciness or casual style of ribbon selected.
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Decide on what colors you’d like to pull out of a room to create your new lamp. Actually, this is the perfect project to re-purpose an old lamp that has seen better days. Give that lamp a few more years of life and tie on some ribbon. The perfect little touch.


There really isn’t any detailed directions necessary. Just cut your ribbon to desired length and tie it around the lamp shade. Yes, all the way around. Tie in a double knot. (Heat seal the ends with a lighter…….if you’re sure that your type of ribbon isn’t flammable.)


You’ve got it.


(Keep in mind, you can keep all of the knots at the bottom of the shade or the top, or some other type of consistency. Just play around with it.)


Caution: Be careful while selecting ribbon to use, making sure that it is not flammable.


Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Jess @ says:

    So many possibilities! Very cute. I found you on Pinterest.

  2. Vicki Woods says:

    This would make a terrific country look with country plaids in blues, reds, or greens, torn into small strips and tied. The rough edges would help accentuate the country look. I’m going to try this. It’s a great way to spruce up an old lamp shade.

  3. minka lavery lighting review says:

    It's so cute…. Things are way to easy and fun to do with. Thanks!

  4. Bethany Haile says:

    Too cute! I have the most boring lamps in our bedroom and this would really make them so much better! Thanks for sharing the idea. (I found you from somedaycrafts.)

  5. Maria & Michelle says:

    Thank you for a great idea! I love your blog and wanted to share with you my version of this adorable lamp! I've also added you to our blogroll, come stop by for a visit when you have a chance :)

    Michelle @ FTSN

  6. Ross says:

    That looks great! Check out the wide range of modern lamp which helps you to decorate your home.

  7. Kathi says:

    Too cute! Easy too!
    How do you know if your ribbon is flammable? Does it really matter?

  8. says:

    This is super cute! Thanks so much for the idea, I'll be linking.

  9. Audrey says:


  10. luvinthemommyhood says:

    Love this, it's too cute. I couldn't resist adding it to our link luv roundup. Come take a peek:
    Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Deb says:

    Wow! So colourful. Definitely an idea that will catch the eye of a littlie.

  12. Bekah's World says:

    This is so adorable! I'm usually not one for a lot of ribbons – but this is simple and perfect!

  13. Sessions says:

    Ashley i love that lamp you are so creative!!!!

  14. Bethany says:

    Goodness, that is the cutest thing I've ever seen! What a cute idea!

  15. Something Girlie says:

    You've been tagged on my blog. I follow your blog and really like your stuff. The ribbon lamp is really adorable!

  16. Nicole @ BugaBoos says:

    This is really awesome! I love it! Such a great idea, thanks for sharing!

  17. Kelly, Carrie, Kylie and Zachary says:

    I love coming to your blog. You have such cute ideas!

  18. Elise says:

    Love it!! Jen{Lipstick and Laundry} sent me your way and I am in LOVE!!

  19. Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen says:

    How CUTE, I am so doing that in the playroom, and I adore your coordinating barn star!

  20. Kari @ Ucreate says:

    SUPER cute!!!!

  21. Jenette says:

    I just wanted to let you know that you have been nominated for a BlogLuxe Award in the category of "Blog you've learned the most from." Here is the link for people to vote for you.

    I didn't do the nominating, but I voted for you.

  22. Melissa says:

    That is cute! So easy too make it personalized for that special somenone.

  23. Rebekah says:

    Cute! I've seen a similar thing done with strips of tulle, too. That had a very lush, feminine look. I love the playfulness of the brightly colored ribbons!

  24. cole says:

    how do you come up with your ideas?!?!

  25. Adam and Sarah says:

    Very cute! A great way to buy an affordable (aka cheap!) lamp and make it actually look good!

  26. MaryAnne says:

    This is adorable, and such an easy way to color-coordinate a nursery!

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