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!

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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! 🙂

  • 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.

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