Coffee Filter Lamp Shade…

… When I told people this past weekend that I was making a lamp shade out of coffee filters, they thought I was crazy, okay okay… Maybe I am a little crazy, but this lamp shade is stinkin’ cute…

  Did I mention this lamp makeover was only $1.00(+ Tax). Heck yes!!! Coffee filters from the dollar store. Win. I fell in love with this lamp shade when I was done making it & I couldn’t believe it was made out of coffee filters.. even though I made it & burnt my fingers gluing every little coffee filter “flower” on the shade. 
After folding the coffee filters in {half} & then in {Thirds} & then in {half} once again.. you get a coffee filter {flower}. Gluing on all 200 took forever… but lucky me was stuck home alone on a Saturday night while tornado’s were touching down all around me here in NC.. so this kept my mind off that scary weather going on in my area for a while….
{How To…}

{1}Fold the Coffee Filter in half
{2} Fold the coffee filter in thirds
{3} Fold the coffee filter in half from bottom to top
{4} The bottom half is what is glued down to the shade so the “flower” stands up


okay. now back to the “I’m crazy” part. So, you know a few weeks ago when I did THIS POST about what bedding was going in our master bedroom. Well.. In the picture above you can see which one I chose, but it’s getting returned tomorrow morning. Why?? Because I’m crazy. I had the room painted for the bedding & everything.. & I’m just not happy. So, I ordered another bedding set from Pottery Barn… It’s a surprise… & the walls are being repainted. Gosh. This is so like me, and everyone who knows me isn’t surprised.. but I just want our master bedroom to be done!! I feel like it’s been under construction for  forever now.. but anyways there’s my little master bedroom update.. look for the final “Reveal” hopefully soon… don’t hold your breath. haha. 


The lamp shade looks good in the room now.. but it will look fabulous with the new bedding! 
Hope you liked my lamp “coffee filter Lamp Shade” I love it. I’m thinking of making another one for another room in my home. Makes a boring lamp really pop & become art work. O, and what do you think about my bedding “crisis” am I the only indecisive girl on the planet? Find me on Liz Marie Blog Facebook to stay in touch!! Hope you all are having a fabulous week.. Tomorrow is my last day of work for the week.. Long weekend for Easter!!


  1. Emily @SweetlyScrapped says:

    Oh wow! That's so cool! I really mean it! lol. I am definitely going to try this! I think I may try this with hand shredded fabric too for a rustic look in my livingroom! Thanks for the idea & the inspiration!

  2. Daphne Hope says:

    I have seen a lot of things made with coffee filters lately! Love it!

  3. That redo is incredible!! So adorable! How long did it actually take? And you're not the only indecisive one around the home. Just maybe a bit more drastic. ;)

  4. I love love love this!!! I have a lamp that I have been wanting to replace for a while in my bedroom so I may have to try this!!! Btw I am a new follower of your blog and love everything you have done! :)

  5. Phil and Darby Hawley says:

    This is gorgeous! I can't even believe you used coffee filters on a lamp shade and it turned out so pretty!

  6. I love the look of this lamp!! What a great idea!! Have you thought about dyeing the coffee filters first for a colored lamp?! What fun that would be!

  7. J FAM Blog for the Soul says:

    Holy Balls that's awesome!! I might have to try that..I hate our lamp shades! I also hate getting hot glue on my fingers..ouchy

  8. Liz Marie says:

    @erin. That's a really good idea!!! I wonder if someone has done that.. need to google that.. Good thinking!!!

  9. I'd love it if you could show us how you folded them, I can't believe those are coffee filters! Where I live you can get them in brown as well as white so even better :)

  10. I was intrigued by the title, and very impressed by the post! (though i kinda wondered if the paper gets flammable. hehe)

  11. How perfect! I have a whole package of coffee filters sitting around that is the wrong size for my coffee maker. I love the idea of coloring the filters first and using ripped fabric scraps would make a unique look too. Thanks Liz! Very cute.

  12. This is a great, original idea! I've loved the wreaths with coffee filters — this idea is fabulous!

  13. Love. It. I am so copying!

  14. Michele Chastain says:

    I seriously need to do this…it's so pretty!!

  15. It's so pretty! Very tempting to make one myself. :)

  16. WOW! What a great idea. My guest bedroom has a lampshade that is so ho-hum…this will make it fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

  17. Rachel Asher says:

    Love this idea! I'm definitely going to try it!

  18. shopannies says:

    love it and the simplicity what a great way to decorate

  19. Sunshine and Lavender says:

    I love this!! I need to start looking at coffee filters in a new light… :)

    Found you at The Shabby Nest :)

  20. OMG!! That is the coolest lamp shade ever! I love it. It looks amazing!

    Following from Hop Along Friday.
    Would love if you could stop by my blog and enter my giveaway!

  21. Photography By April says:

    That is amazing!!
    Hi. I found you through Social Parade at Smart and Trendy Moms. Love the blog!


  22. AtHomeMoma says:

    LOVE the lamp!

    Stopping by via the Blog hop. Make sure you head to my page to check out 7 awesome giveaways! Here is the link: At Home Moma

  23. Hello! Visiting via 504 Main… yes plz show us how you folded them! This is a fab idea… hope everyone made it through the crazy weather ok.
    xo malia

  24. Brittany says:

    wow! Visiting from 504 Main. I'm going to be bookmarking this page!

  25. Let'sMakeADifference says:

    Beautiful!!!! I'm blog hopping and found yours!! Am now following! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

  26. It is pretty and lovely and just gorgeous! Thanks for linking to tickled pink..did you link it to the white party too? It's perfect.
    504 Main

  27. Jessa Smith says:

    This turned out so pretty! I love when simple things have such pretty results – it's awesome!


  28. That's simply amazing. I LOVE it. It's inspiring me to get off my butt an go make something. Thanks for sharing. Please check out my blog:

  29. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Liz Marie, your lamp is gorgeous! I don't think I would have ever thought to use coffee filters…what a great idea. :)

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! (If you could add a link back to me or my party button, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!) Have a blessed Easter. :)

  30. Renee Weatherford says:

    Amazing!! This is very cute :)

  31. It looks so romantic. I love it!

  32. What a great idea! Definitely does NOT look like coffee filters! So creative!

    Stopping by from Amanda's party! :)

  33. Purple Froggie Clay Stuff says:

    That's a great lamp shade! Hi, I'm your newest follower over from the Welcome To The Weekend blog hop.

    Hope you can stop by sometime. Happy Easter!


  34. Piorra Maison says:

    What a great idea. it looks fabulous, now if I didn't see it I wouldn't believe it. I would think crazy too. thanks for sharing!
    I am your newest follower

  35. Christina says:

    oooh…this is on my "to do" craft list for a few months now…I love how yours turned out!! sooo fun!

    Thanks for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  36. Absolutely love it! We have some unused filters around here..getting warm…hubs only drinks it when its cold outside, Gonna have to try to get creative with them. Thanks for the inspiration, now following from Just Something I whipped up!

  37. Coffee Queen says:

    I love it. I have to make one of these for our daughters room.

  38. Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says:

    Love this! I have to share on my FB Page!!

  39. Mrs. Anything and Everything says:

    I love this and plan to make one!!! I'm gonna try to spray paint it afterward and see what it looks like!!!!

  40. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says:

    So cool! I have lamps in my bedroom that are getting a makeover. They are painted blue already, but the shades need help. This may be the perfect solution, and I have some filters leftover from my V-day heart, so I can give it a try :)

  41. i love this so much! i made a wreath out of coffee filters and everyone thought i was crazy when i said it too. i love the way they look though! all airy and fluffy and white and pretty… : ) this makes me want to do another coffee filter project!

  42. I hope you don't mind but I added this project to my inspiration projects blog post. I did link back to you. If this a problem, please let me know and I will take it down immediately.



  43. Christina says:

    I featured this on my blog today…come on over and grab a "featured" button!

  44. Dragonfly Treasure says:

    Amazing! I love it!!

  45. I abslutely love this. I want to make one, for sure! Lovely, just lovely!

  46. c.w.frosting says:

    Awesomeness. Love what you can do with coffee filters!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  47. C.R.A.F.T. says:

    This is darling :) Please come link it up to MMM!

  48. love this thrifty and green idea! Could you post it on my Linky Party Giveaway?

  49. Jenna @ Copy Cat Corner says:

    That looks so great! I will have to keep it in mind when we redo our guest room.

  50. Home Frosting says:

    Your lampshade looks amazing. You've inspired me to try the same thing with a lampshade in my spare room. Thank you for sharing.

  51. Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor says:

    This looks awesome – what a great idea! thanks so much for sharing.

  52. Ever - The red house by the lake says:

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing and for the folding instructions.

    I hope I get the time to try this some day.

  53. Lauren @ YoungNester says:

    LOVE this! I've been wanting to do a coffee filter wreath for awhile and now I want to do a lamp shade! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party! It lasts all week!

  54. On my list to try!

  55. Autumn @ Graceful Rantings of a Clutz says:

    Wowza! I am so diggin' that lamp shade! May have to make me a dollar shade as well! Love the inspiration! Thanks!

  56. Michelle says:

    So pretty! What a great idea! I am a new follower and visiting from Momnivore's Dilemma! Hope you have a fabulous day!

  57. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says:

    The lampshade is adorable! I made a coffee filter wreath so I know about burned fingers. Love this. Thanks for joining my party.

  58. such a cute idea! I think I might try this for my daughters room.
    Glad you made it out of the tornadoes, I live in NC, also & it was super scary.

  59. The Owl and the Elephant says:

    Oh LOVE!!! This could be just what Im looking for! in the midst of a bedroom makeover and needed some ideas – thankyou!

  60. Gorgeous! What a great idea!

  61. Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home says:

    Beautiful!! I love the softness of it, perfect for a bedroom. Thanks for linking up!

  62. Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says:

    this is GORGEOUS!!! and you can't beat the price :) I love it!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

  63. Hello! Saying hi from the Air Your Laundry Party & I am in love with this lampshade! How adorable, do you mind if I link to your post in the future? What great inspiration, I'm your newest follower. Glad all is well after the tornadoes(I'm in Ga)so I know too how nerve wracking it has been. Take care!

  64. Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys says:

    Terrific idea at a terrific price! It looks so sweet.

    What is the name of your wall color? And is the room a sunny room? I really like it!

  65. Your lampshade looks amazing! I have admired those floral shades before…. I think it might be time for me to have a go too! It really looks lovely in your room! X

  66. Dragonlady says:

    Adorable, I really love this! and thanks for sharing the tutorial…

  67. Martha says:

    Love that lamp shade!!!!! Wow!

  68. Isn't it incredible! I made one not that long ago also, so easy and even cuter in real life!!! Yours turned out lovely! So worth the hot glue burns : ) Stacey

  69. The Painted Parlor says:

    I don't know if you'll read my little ol comment, seeing that I'm num 70!! BUT that is AMAZING!! I'm definately going to copy!! I have two shades my bedroom I wasn't quite sure what to do with, well now I know! Love it, definately love the price!

    Have a fabulous day,

  70. Sew Many Ways... says:

    You are right…this shade is so stinkin' cute. Love it and it's now on my "to do" list.

  71. Carolina Carters says:

    Now that is the cutest thing ever! I really need to put that on my "to do" list for my daughter's room! So cute!


  72. Coffee Filter says:

    wow, never knew paper coffee filter can be so beautiful. really artistic and beautiful..

    two thumb up.

  73. Laura Wilkerson says:

    You're right…that is stinkin cute! Your poor fingers :(

  74. Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty says:

    love this!! showing LOVE fom Tipjunkie! ;)

    XOXO Andrea

  75. Kim @ seven thirty three says:

    I made a couple of coffee filter lamp shades for my master bedroom redo a few weeks back. I LOVE them and so does everyone else who sees them. No one believes they are coffee filters!

  76. Hannah says:

    I didn't read through all of the comments so someone may have already said this…BUT you can buy brown coffee filters at Walmart and other stores for cheap. I used those to make one of the coffee filter wreaths and I'm in love with it! Brown filters would make for a stinkin' cute lampshade too!

  77. Wow! That is so stinkin' cute! Love it!! Now you've got me thinking of all the things I could dress up with coffee filters. Hmmm….

  78. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma says:

    I have seen that on wreaths, but never on a lamp shade. Very romantic looking…

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you back again with new ideas this week…


    Love it! The glue gun burns were worth it! Heehee! Can't wait to see the new bedding.

  80. Cannot believe it's coffee holders! Fantastic!

  81. Fabric Bows and More says:

    I love it! Please come and share it at my link party:

  82. Christina {The Tattered Tag} says:

    Hi Liz Marie~

    I appreciate you linking your creative lamp to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash last week, thank you! Please drop by & link up more great ideas on Sunday. :)

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  83. Gillian says:

    Smart (and creative) lady, you are!

    Baby Talk without the Babble

  84. I actually asked for this duvet set for Mother's day…what was it that you didn't like about the bedding? Should I be worried? LOL I already get leery of ordering this type of stuff online b/c I'm not sure if the color will be true to what you see if the pics…

    I'm a new follower! Cute blog!

  85. Keeley McGuire says:

    This is such a fantastic idea!

    I featured it on my blog:

  86. MrsPhilipswithoneL says:

    I love the lampshade. I may have to try something like that. Such a great idea. I am a new follower from the Where in the World are You Wednesday Blog Hop. I am in NC also.

    Having Fun Blogging

  87. Super cute! Plus I love your bedspread. New follower from Not Baaad Link Party.

  88. Bloomin Rose says:

    Your lampshade is just adorable and what a great idea. I posted your "how to" on my blog.

    Thanks again for a great idea.

  89. I made one with some natural coffee filters and linked back to your tutorial. I love the result, so thanks for the inspiration.

  90. Explendid, incredible ideia….


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