Easy DIY Dyed Lamp Shades…

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens

One cannot call themselves a true DIYer and have a house full of plain white lamp shades.  They’re too much of a temptation…like blank canvases calling out to be covered in scrapbook paper or homemade fabric flowers.  I’m trying to take a more subtle approach to mine which is why I love this quick tutorial posted at Little Green Notebook.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • (1) White or Neutral Lamp Shade
  • (1) Bottle of Procion Mx Dye / Cold Water Dye for Natural Fibers (Wal-Mart, Micheal’s)
  • (1) Paint Brush
  • (1) Bowl of Cold Water


Start with a small bowl of cold water and add just a pinch of the fabric dye.  Dip the paintbrush in a get to work on the shade.  Add more color or additional coats until you reach the desired shade.  That’s it, really!  The results should be similar to these…

Green Street

Green Street

PB Teen

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