DIY Pom Pom Lampshade… Wayfair and Hometalk DIY Challenge

pom pom lampshade

I love pom poms… and I love azaleas…  they are both so fun  and beautiful.  So many little threads and flowers coming together to make something ordinary so much more.  Now that we are finally experiencing Spring, I have been outside any chance I get to enjoy all that this beautiful season has to offer.  In South Carolina, if you blink it will be gone!

I can’t wait to show you the DIY lampshade that I have been working on for my sweet little Ann’s room!

linen drum shade and Hometalk have teamed up to sponsor a really fun DIY blogger challenge and we were invited to be a part of it!  For the challenge,  we were asked to choose one of three items and share how we made them over.  I chose to make over a simple 16″ linen drum shade and picked the black and white theme.  It was perfect timing, since Ann needed a lamp on her bedside to match her new bedding! is the largest online retailer and they have some amazing finds… you simply must go pay them a visit!

diy lamp shade

Before anything else, I gave the shade a few coats of white satin spray paint.  Super easy… you could even paint it with acrylic paint, but spray paint won’t leave any brush marks.  Next, it was time to add all of the fun lampshade embellishments… pom poms and scrolled scrapbook paper.

lining a lampshade

To add a little drama to the shade { and every 8 year old-girl must have a little drama in their decor }, I lined the interior with  black scrolled cut out scrapbook paper.  It took about four 12″ by 12″ sheets and I mod podged them on to the shade.

pom pom lampshade

Now here comes the really fun part… pom poms!  I cut the pom poms off about 3 yards of white pom pom fringe and glued them to the lampshade with hot glue. This was inspired by a Pottery Barn shade that used pom poms in a circular pattern.  I just started in the center and went out with several rings.  Sorry guys, it is no longer on the PB site, so I don’t have a link!

embellished lampshade

I love projects like this… they are so easy, yet make such an impact.  A huge thank you to Wayfair for including us in this special challenge!  A big shout out also to Hometalk for sponsoring this event, also!  If you aren’t familiar with Hometalk, you really should visit.  You will find  lots of articles that will help you improve and beautify your home both inside and out!  Uncommon Designs even has their own page.

diy lampshade

Linking to Home Stories A to Z,  , Savvy Southern StyleIt’s overflowing,Tatertots and JelloCoastal Charm and these fabulous parties!

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Linking to Home Stories A to Z,  , Savvy Southern StyleIt’s overflowing,Tatertots and JelloCoastal Charm and these fabulous parties!

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Trish Flake

Hey y'all! I am Trish and the creative voice behind Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. says

    Love that pom pom idea. I’ve always used them for my girls’ rooms. One even needs a new lampshade right now so I think I’ll try this! I also have the lamp base in white from Target.

  2. says

    I love your shade! You did a fabulous job and I love the inside! Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I am going to feature you today on my facebook and have pinned it to Pinterest! Love it!

  3. MarieRoxanne says

    How fun is that! I really like the pom poms! And that inside! WOW! Mixing the child and the adult in all of us!

  4. ~ Megin of VMG206 says

    Super cute and perfect for a little girls room!
    I’m visiting you today from Wildly Original. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin

  5. Aisha says

    I love this idea!! Just a few questions… is it safe to add paper to the inside of a lamp? did the spray paint make the shade material hard? and is that safe to use spray paint on a lamp shade, since it will be next to heat? Would love to do this for my office…I could make the scroll paper with my cricut and black paper, I have mod podge and white spray paint on hand so I am eager to get started just curious about how safe this is.

    • says

      You know… I am not sure. I saw on the Krylon site that they had painted the outside of a lampshade and that was the brand that I used. As far as the paper…. I am not sure either… it had some type of coating on the outside of it and Mod Podge says it is not flammable. I could not guarantee it, but I can tell you that the bulb that I am using is lower wattage and about seven inches from the shade. The lamp has been on for a little over a day and it does not feel hot to the touch. I am not a pro by any stretch, this is just what I have done in my own home. Hope this helps! BTW… the lampshade was very sturdy to begin with, so there was not much change.

  6. says

    This shade is absolutely adorable! Love it!
    I also discovered that beautiful scroll paper a few weeks ago and used it for an art piece I made for a teenage girl’s room. Can’t wait to show it to you. I will be posting about it in a couple of weeks after the room is completed. The young lady hasn’t seen it yet and I don’t want to ruin her surprise. :)

  7. katie goldsworthy says

    I love this! You guys did a fantastic job on it! It turned out sophisticated and modern, yet fun!


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