The lampshade was a plastic like material so I didn't want to glue every strip onto the shade. It melted the material a little every time I glued it down. I started at the top and glued down the ribbon along the inside metal hoop. After wrapping the ribbon around the lamp shade 4 or 5 times, I would hot glue the ribbon in place on the inside of the lamp shade along the metal loop at the top.
It took 3 rolls of ribbon to wrap the lampshade this way, but the results are fantastic! I dusted the crystal part of the lamp and attached the new and improved lampshade. The project took about 30 minutes to complete.
Have you ever recovered a lampshade with ribbon? I've been eyeing some other lamps in our house, and they may be next.