I was thrilled when I found this bright pink lamp for Avery’s nursery at Target. It matched perfectly with the colors but to me needed a little something extra. So, I decided to put a bow around the lamp shade to make it more “girly” and also to tie in the different pinks around her room. I’ve been making bows for a year and a half now, so this was a quick and easy project for me. If you haven’t made a bow before, here is a link to a great tutorial site. You’ll be amazed at how easy they are!
Step 1: Measure around your lamp shade, cut your ribbon an inch longer then the measurement. Put that piece to the side.
Step 2: Using the same ribbon you’re putting around the lamp, make your bow (cut another piece). The size is up to you. I wanted something big enough to stand out but didn’t want the entire lamp covered. Make the bow, but wait to put the center knot on.
Step 3: Sew (or hot glue) the bow to the middle of the first piece of ribbon (which will go around the lamp). I folded my ribbon in half first and put a dot of glue in the middle. Then, I placed the unfinished bow on the glue. Next, take a piece of string and wrap it around the center of the bow and the ribbon. This will scrunch the ribbon and bow together, which is what you want.
Step 4: Add your center piece of ribbon, I made a knot. I hot glued the knot to the front of the bow and wrapped it around the back of your scrunched piece.
Step 5: Hot glue the ends of the ribbon together. This will make your ribbon into a circle, which will go around the lamp shade.
Step 6: Carefully slide the bow and ribbon onto the lamp shade and position to your liking.
**Pictures will help so much, I am working on another one and will post pictures ASAP!