DIY Repurposed Fabric Frame and Lampshade

A wonderful way to pay tribute to a loving memory.

Materials for Picture Frame

  • 5x7 Frame
  • T-shirt/garment
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

Materials for Fringe Lampshade

  • The lampshade
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Embellishments – necklaces, bracelets, earrings…

Steps for Picture Frame:

1) Using your scissors, cut your article of clothing in horizontal pieces

2) Wrap the pieces around the picture frame, use a glue gun to glue the ends of the fabric in place

3) As your wrap your pieces around the frame, glue ends as necessary

4) Set frame aside

5) Glue the photo directly to the glass, small dots of glue in each corner

6) Glue the cardboard backing onto the back of the photo

7) Glue the front of the glass to the frame

Steps for Lampshade

1.     Put all of your jewelry on the table and create your pattern

2.     Put similar looking jewelry types in piles

3.     Choose which lampshade coordinates best with the theme of your jewelry and pattern

4.     Glue your pieces of jewelry in place


-  Glue necklace on bottom or top

-  Glue necklace along the bottom

-  Hook earrings all along the bottom of your lampshade

-  Glue broaches or a variety of jewelry directly on to the lampshade

- It’s your creation – have fun!

Repurposed Memorabilia Frame - Home & Family

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