Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mixed Pattern Pendant Lamp DIY

Years ago I was on a show called While You Were Out on TLC (which still airs on Discovery Family, BTW).  We gave an unsuspecting homeowner a room a makeover in two days, mostly to their delight, bus sometimes not.  Because we were always on a budget, this hanging pendant lamp became a staple for me.  It's bold, can be made to match any room and allowed me to spend my budget on more important things like sofas and rugs.  I often find sets of lampshades at thrift stores which are perfect for this project, so keep an eye out when you're shopping.  These were $2 each.  Remember, have fun and make messes...Oh, and don't forget to Make Your Mark!

Spicing up the patio
Watch how I made them here!
2 Matching lampshades
Fabric of choice
Glue gun
Butcher paper, ruler and scissors

1. & 2. Carefully roll the lampshade on the butcher paper (while tracing the edges with a pencil) to create the pattern and cut out
3.  Pin and cut on folded fabric
4. & 5. Spray the lampshade with E-6000 Spray Adhesive and press the fabric to the shade
6.  Hot glue the edge of the fabric down 
*use very little hot glue for this
7.  Match the fabric seams and glue the shades together with E-6000 Glue 
*don't use hot glue because the heat of the bulbs may cause your glue to melt
8. . Hot glue the 1/2" bias trim around the side to cover the seams, center and edges of the pendant
9.  Fold the end of the bias over 1/4" to give a clean finish
 Hang and enjoy!


  1. love your videos and now i love your blogs too

    1. That makes me happy to hear Kendra! Big hugs!

  2. I'm looking forward to looking through your blog archives!

  3. What kind of light kit did you use?

    1. I used an energy saving bulb because it doesn't give off heat.