Running Stitches Add Luxury to a Lampshade

Running Stitches Add Luxury to a Lampshade

Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 13, 2011

Over the years we've looked at many ways to dress up a lampshade. From paint and paper or hot gluing on feathers and even crinkled coffee filters. This time around this idea is a little more simple and it makes an elegant impact that adds to a room without taking center stage. All you'll need is a needle and thread.

We love the look of dressed up lighting, but sometimes it can look too much like a craft project. This look uses a simple running stitch to give a shade long linear lines that give it a little something special without looking too over the top.

Martha Stewart has all the tips on how to accomplish the project, though you could tackle this with any shade or size thread, ribbon, twine or rope. If your shade is on the thicker side, look for small punches to help your needle out a bit. It's a great way to dress up a thrift store find or a boring retail purchase that feels a little lackluster.

Image: Martha Stewart

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