October 18 Scrap Buster ~ Fabric Decoupage

on October 18 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 28 Comments

Decoupaged Lamp Shade by Betty, She’s Sew Pretty

Betty found this lamp at a thrift store and decoupaged the “ugly, gold-marbled, vinyl lamp shade” with some of her favorite fabrics. Edged with red bias tape, it now makes her smile in her sewing room.

Bethany showed us how to decoupage with fabric in her “Salvaged Basket for a Fancy Picnic” project. Have you used favorite fabric scraps to decoupage? Share links, favorite tutorials and pictures in the comments!

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28 Responses to October 18 Scrap Buster ~ Fabric Decoupage

  1. jodi says:

    What a fantastic idea! I’m in need of some new lampshades. I just might have found an inexpensive way to get them! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kadybug says:

    Aww, this is adorable! What an incredible find, and a great addition to it.

  3. jen says:

    very clever!! i have a similar lamp except mine is hansel and gretel. the lampshade certainly is not my favorite part of it and i think i’ll decoupage it – thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Becky says:

    I love it!!! Yay for scrappy cuteness!

  5. Shelly says:

    So nice to see projects that can help me use my huge bag o’ scraps.
    I love your new blog look too!

  6. Alisa says:

    Amazing, that’s all I can say.

  7. Rochelle says:

    How adorable for your sewing room!!

  8. Mrs. JP says:

    That’s definitely a keeper!

  9. Susana says:

    This is a great idea for a kid’s room. And you can use the tiniest scraps. Thanks!

  10. katie says:

    OK, now I need to find an UGLY shade! Ha! Love these projects, and this one is just so clever. I just found a garage-sale lamp for my sewing room (75 cents) and now I can be on the hunt for the perfect alter-able shade. Thanks!

  11. Jenny says:

    Wow! I love this!

  12. craftytammie says:

    what a fab find – that lamp is adorable! i love the shade, so much cuter than a plain white replacement.

  13. jackie says:

    so pretty! i need an irmi lamp stat!

  14. Gretchen says:

    This is just a fabulous idea! I just love it!

  15. Cheryl says:

    What a great idea! Taking something old and unattractive, and using your favorite scraps is a great idea! Now where in my house should I start, LOL!!

  16. Stephanie says:

    Too cute. I’m thinking about trying it in new baby’s room.

  17. Deborah Ocasio says:

    That lamp is absolutely adorable!! I want to make one for my new sewing room What a great idea of taking something and making different Thank you for sharing

  18. Debbie O' says:

    Darling! Thanks for sharing.

  19. ~Helena~ says:

    How cute it that, I love it.

  20. Courtney says:

    This is such a cute lamp!

  21. Kim says:

    That lamp is great!! Can’t wait to decoupage all the lampshades! Always looking for a new way to drive the hubby nuts 🙂

  22. Amber says:

    That lamp is absolutely adorable!!

  23. Grace Wong says:


  24. This is really cute!

  25. suzi says:

    Such a cute lamp. Never really thought about decoupaging with fabric.

  26. Beth says:

    This is adorable — great thrifty find, and even better makeover!

  27. Tong says:

    So cute, so girly!

  28. Thanks so much for featuring me!! You’ve made my day!

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