Cut out the fabric about 5/8″ outside of the label. This extra amount will be for your Stitch Witchery. Also, leave a little extra fabric on one end to overlap…just a little…I think this is about 1 inch.
If you have never used Stitch Witchery, it’s an awesome product. It basically glues fabric together to make a nice edge on it. Lay out your Stitch Witchery on each side of the fabric.
Use your iron to press the fabric and Stitch Witchery together. You should get a finished edge like below. Leave the one end without the Stitch Witchery, as this end will be overlapped with the finished edge.
At the end of your fabric, you will want to have it finished to look like it’s one continual piece. This is where the fabric glue comes in.
On the seam of the fabric, make a small line of glue and press the fabric together. Let this dry.
You will end up with a cute covered lampshade that was EASY!!
Now if you are like me and want a more finished look– I decided to add ribbon to the top and bottom of the shade.
I made a small line of fabric glue around the top edge of the lampshade and placed the ribbon around it.
To prevent the ribbon from fraying on the end, I used pinking shears to cut the ribbon. Don’t worry, no one will look that close at your ribbon to see the jagged edge. Glue the two ends of the ribbons together.
Repeat the process with the bottom ribbon.
And you are FINISHED!! A super cute covered lampshade that was so easy to do! I absolutely LOVE this self-adhesive lampshade and will buy them again hands down!
To start out, measure the length of your wall and determine how many stripes you would like. There are a few ways you can make your stripes.
1. The Easy Way: Paint your entire wall you lighter color and then paint dark stripes over the top.
2. The Money Saving Way: Measure your light stripes, tape them, and then paint them. Then measure your dark stripes and tape & paint them. You would only choose this route if you want to save paint. Which is what I wanted to do.
I decided to go with 9 stripes. Start by measuring out your stripes and mark both the top and bottom of your wall. I started with the middle and moved out. The reason I did this is because if by chance I was off by a few centimeters on the sides, you won’t notice it as much on the edges.
Using a chalk reel hang the top at your first measurement mark. I used a thumb tack to hold it up.
Run the line down the wall to the bottom measurement mark.
Hold the line at your mark.
Then snap the line against the wall to make a chalk mark.
When you have all your chalk lines marked, tape off the stripes.
You might notice the tape is still up. Well, I forgot to take a picture before I started the next project on the wall…hand painting trees across the stripes! It turned out great and will blog on that soon! Happy painting!