How to attach trim to a lampshade

Posted by Joanna Corney on

Do you have a lampshade that needs a bit of a revamp, or have you made your own lampshade and want to add something a bit extra to it?
Adding trim to a lampshade gives it a new lease of life and also brings out certain elements in the pattern or colours in the fabric, and is a great way to make your lampshade even more special. You can use anything from pom poms, to fringing to braid!
Follow my how to video for a step by step guide on how to add your trim to your lampshade...

My video shows you very easy way to add trim to your lampshade and all you need is your lampshade, scissors, trim, tape measure, glue gun and a lint roller.

If you don’t have a glue gun then you can pick one up from any craft shop or online shop and usually cost about £10. Glue guns are a great addition to any crafter and can be used for a variety of projects. However if you don’t have a glue gun, you can always use lampshade making double sided tape which you can find from places like Dannells. 

Top Tip - Remember to add trim to the correct edge of your lampshade. If your lampshade is being used on a lamp base then make sure to add your trim to the edge that is closest to the fitting ring. However if you use your lampshade as a ceiling pendant then make sure to add your trim to the edge that is furthest away from your fitting ring.

Enjoy crafting!

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