I am still working on the Coastal Themed Bedroom uugh! Will it ever end….who knows….the rest of the house is suffering, but, hey my bedroom looks great!! I bought a couple of lamp shades that I have been meaning to up-do and of course they needed to be burlap!! Love the look of that fabric, not sure how I ever lived my life without it! 

Supplies for both lamps:

  • Lamp Shades
  • Burlap fabric {I used burlap coffee bags for my square lamp shade}
  • Rotary cutter & mat
  • Spray glue
  • Hot glue & gun
  • Mod Podge
  • Blue Hawk Twisted Jute Twine.


Lamp shades before burlap

For the Hula Fringe Lamp Shade:

Cut Coffe bags with rotary

Cut your burlap with a rotary cutter into 3 inch strips, measured lengthwise large enough to go around your shade.

Add burlap fringe to edge of lamp shade

On the bottom edge, I used a strip that already had a frayed edge with stitching. Spray the shade and get your fabric straight, (the spray glue makes it easy to adjust if your strip gets uneven). Then hot glue the end edges overlapped on the original seam.

Layer fringed burlap strips to shade

Take your next strip and pull out 5+ strings on one side only to make the frayed edges, spray glue on the shade and layer over the first layer. Adjust and hot glue edges on original seam. Repeat! I cut the top edge strip to match exactly to the edge of the lamp.

Burlap lamp shade hula fringe

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coffee bag lamp shade tutorial

Flower Burlap Square Lamp:

Cove sqyuare shade with burlap

Lay the shade on your burlap fabric and use the shade a guide to cut the burlap the same size as the panels on the shade. Be careful not cut the shade.

Coat the shade with Mod Podge and lay the burlap over the glue. {First I tried to use just the spray glue but the Burlap refused stick to the shade. Mod Podge made all the difference}. The Mod Podge makes for a smoother finish, if your like me and hate to iron, this way is easier to smooth out the wrinkles in the burlap. Trim the frayed edges on top and bottom edges of shade. I used the finished/sewn edges from my coffee bags, cut them into thin strips and hot glued them on the edges to finish the edges.

Jute Flower:

Take twine and just start looping it around to resemble a flower and hot glue the center. Roll twine in a circle and hot glue it down for the flower’s center.

And that’s it! Pretty simple! They turned out great, I love them and they are even cuter in person!

Jute Twine Flower


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  1. It's Overflowing says:

    I’m thinking you need to start selling these! They’re FABULOUS!!! Featuring you this weekend!

    XO, Aimee

  2. Katherines Corner says:

    This is so creative! I love the added touch of the flower too. Thank you for sharing with us. Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  3. I love burlap! The lamps turned out great! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  4. Your lampshades are too cute. It would be difficult to say which one I like best!

    Linking from Mod Mix Monday.

    Ricki Jill

  5. We love burlap too – these lamps look great! Thank you for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

  6. These are beautiful. I love eco-friendly projects. And your one also looking great!

  7. Kim, these lampshades are AWESOME!! I love all the shabby details, especially the twine flower. Pinning now…
    Thanks for linking up!

  8. I love those shades–they look fabulous! The little flower on the second one is an adorable touch!

  9. This is just too cute! Lovin the fringe! Hopping over from Sugar Bee Crafts Link Party:)
    Have a blessed Day!!

  10. They both turned out great! That hula one is such a wonderful idea!! Megan

  11. I love how they turned out, beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Party Time at So Very Creative!

  12. These shades are wonderful. I love them both and may have to try it on a few of my shades. Thanks for the tutorial.

    I’m you newest follower and I look forward to upcoming posts!

  13. Love both the lamp shades.. Burlap is an awesome thing to have for craft projects.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..

  14. I’m so loving burlap right now. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays! Have a wonderful Easter.

  15. Home Decor DIY Craft says:

    Super cute, Kim. What a simple, but lovely idea!

  16. D @ The Shady Porch says:

    Very cool! I love the coffee bag shade and the hula is very cute! Thanks for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share!

  17. You’ve got some love for burlap and putting it to wonderful use…very nice!

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