Coffee Filter Ruffle Lamp Shade

Add rows of ruffles to an old, outdated lamp shade!

Crafter Amanda Laing with the blog “DIY Til We Die” shows a lamp re-vamp
worth looking at!

Anyone else have a bunch of plain ugly lamp shades at their house? And with
new lamps priced at upward of $100.00, we decided to take matters into our
own hands! Here is a lamp shade makeover that we hope inspires you!

You can get coffee filters at the dollar store! You can either do white
(bleached), or the tan (natural) – you could even use cupcake liners if you
wanted colors!!!

You can get cheap $6 lamp shades at Wal-Mart, if you need two that match.
(It doesn’t matter what color they are.)

You fold the filter up like so….

Till it looks like this! I crinkle a bunch and make a pile, then just glue them
on! It goes really fast!

I even think it would be cute to just do around the bottom for a little girl’s

Here is a view of what the top edge looks like when it’s done (the inside of
the shade crinkles and melts a bit because of the hot glue).

Here they are all done! The filters add a good 3 inches of width to each side,
so keep that in mind!

We are two gals who met about 4+ years ago, while working at a rehab
center. In no time at all, we realized we both had a love for crafting,
photography, DIY(ing), food, treats, blogging, shopping, decorating, and
MORE! We became GREAT friends very quickly! And now are near inseparable!

Amanda has been married 10 years and is the mother to 3 beautiful children.
Besides her family, photography is her passion. She owns her own
photography business (Amanda Laing Photography), and LOVES her job!

Jacey has been married to her high school sweetheart for 2 years. She has a
passion for all things old, vintage, beautiful, and sparkly! She also owns her
own photography business (Jacey Jordan Photography), and has a serious
passion for it.

We get together weekly to work on a project – whether it be a new food we
want to try, sewing, painting, or hitting up all the northern Utah DI’S and
antique stores to find our next big project!

We (like everyone else!) spend way too much time on Pinterest, and love to
get inspired by everyone else’s projects. We love to see what others have
created and put our own personal spin on it!

Our blog is a way for us to journal all of our projects, recipes, hobbies, and
big ideas! We not only decided to start it for our benefit, but with hopes to
inspire all of you to get out there and DIY too! Come join us at

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