Just Add Ribbon

Do you want a quick change for your lamp shade? Just add ribbon.

All I had to buy was this less than $2 grosgrain ribbon from Wal-Mart. I already had the double sided tape. This is my favorite kind of tape. I don’t know what brand it is, but this is what it looks like.

I attached the double sided tape, going all the way around the shade on the top and the bottom.

Then I just peeled the covering off to reveal the stickiness.

I started at the seam and attached the ribbon to the tape all the way around the shade.

I used another little piece of tape to stick the ends together. And that’s it. Easy peasy! I love the splash of green.

Before ribbon.

After ribbon. So much more personality, don’t ya think? The color will make a lot more sense once the wall is painted and the pillows are made. Little by little, right?

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! It’s freezing here!

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
DIY Under $5 at A Little Tipsy
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous
Remodelaholics Anonymous at Remodelaholic
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Lamp Linky at Vintage Revivals

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{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Chris April 30, 2011, 2:49 pm

    This is so awesome! I was just wondering (today) what I could add to the shades on my chandi in my dining room! Thanks so much for sharing this! Chris
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  • Amy April 30, 2011, 5:49 pm

    I love this Leanne! Such a simple thing, but it makes a ton of difference! Can’t wait to see the paint!
    xoxo,
    Amy

  • heidi @ wonder woman wannabe April 30, 2011, 9:31 pm

    i like it! really makes it pop!

  • Comeca Jones May 1, 2011, 8:18 am

    Now thats a cool idea !

  • Terry May 2, 2011, 7:06 am

    I’m surprised at how much of a difference that little bit of colour made. I really love the green – looks great.
    Terry recently posted..Wind Storm

  • Susan @ Busy at Home May 2, 2011, 8:18 am

    What a lovely little touch that makes a big difference. I may try it sometime soon! I plan on replacing a shade with a drum shade like yours when I get to that place in my playroom makeover. Thanks for sharing.

    I found you from TDC!

  • Angela B May 3, 2011, 10:18 pm

    What a perfectly simple idea! NEVER would have thought to do that! Following you now! 🙂
    -Angela
    http://loveseweetlove.blogspot.com/

  • Lauren May 4, 2011, 8:41 am

    What a huge impact for a small amount of money and work! Great color choice on the ribbon! Love it!

  • Michelle May 4, 2011, 1:39 pm

    Ooh, love the color! Great idea for a quick update. Can’t wait to see the paint! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5. I miss your smiling face.
    Michelle recently posted..DIY Under 5- Phone Book Wreath

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