DIY lamp shade with satin bow


**Update: You can find the full nursery reveal HERE.**

Over the weekend made these cute satin bows for my daughters lamp shades! I love how they turned out. These bows go perfectly on the lamps in my daughters nursery. They are pretty easy to make and you will find 2 different ways to make them below. They would look super cute wrapped around a pillow as well. WARNING: If you are a professional, do not read through the rest of the post. {winks}

{ DIY lamp shade with satin bow }
diy bow


Supplies needed:

  • Sewing machine
  • scissors or rotary cutter
  • fabric
  • iron
  • lamp shade

sew a fabric bow

The first thing you’ll do is measure your lampshade to see how long you’ll need to cut your fabric. I messed up on this part (see later on-ha). To get the right length I would recommend tying your bow on your lamp shade first and then cut your fabrics length. I think 6 inches is the perfect width.

Once your fabric is cut, fold your fabric in half, right sides together. Cut off each end creating a point. Then sew one point and lift your needle. Then sew across the other side and all the way down the edge. Leave the other end OPEN. Then pull your fabric through with a knitting needle so the right side is facing out. Then you will sew the other point by hand. Have I mentioned I hate sewing by hand? ;)

diy fabric bows

Also, make sure to press your fabric so the bow will hold it’s shape.

diy lamp

So here’s where I totally messed up. So after I had one tie almost finished, I tied it onto my lampshade and realized it was way too long! What’s a tired mom to do?

Well I snipped those ends right off! I was not about to sew those ties again! Nap time was about over. LOL! I know, I totally broke all kinds of rules, but I really didn’t care. So after I cut my points, I LIGHTLY burned the edges so they wouldn’t fray.  So if you want to do it the easy way (not the professional way-ha) … just fold your piece of fabric in half (right sides together) and then sew down the edge. Pull the fabric through and press. Then tie it on to the lamp shade and snip those ends right off! Simple as that! {winks}

diy lamp

I love how they turned out! They add the perfect touch to Emmalyn’s room!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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12 comments on “DIY lamp shade with satin bow”

  1. These are darling! And all moms know the race against the nap time clock :) I can’t wait to try this :)

  2. Beautiful! They look perfect on her dresser!

  3. These are adorable!!! I am a sewer and I definetly would have done it the cut it off and melt the edges! Quickest is best in my book! :)

  4. love the hot pink! so fun!

  5. Adorable! I’m a sucker for HOT PINK! ;)

  6. These are so adorable! I also love the photo and decoration above the photo. Which is why I’m wondering where you found it. I think something like this would look perfect in my daughter’s room.

  7. Super cute! I can’t wait till my son and daughter don’t share a room so it can be a pink explosion!

  8. Those are darling! Perfect for little miss’s bedroom!!!

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