MAKE IT/ YARN WRAPPED LAMP SHADE
lighting fixtures really make a room come together but they can also be quite expensive. we wanted to create something unique and special for our office space without breaking the bank. this modified lamp shade diy is quick and easy and requires just a few inexpensive supplies. it’s a total win, win. we saw this one and figured we would try to DIY it!
- large lamp shade, we used this one
- oversized yarn in two colors
- tacky glue
- foam brush (not pictured)
start by measuring the circumference of the bottom of your lamp shade with yarn, add a few extra inches and fold that amount over itself to double the thickness. using the contrasting colored yarn tie a knot at the end. pull out the yarn about an inch and tie another loop, continue this until you have a long enough piece to wrap around the bottom of the shade.
using the tacky glue adhere the two tone portion of your yarn to the bottom of the lampshade. the nice thing about tacky glue is that it doesn’t dry too quickly so you have time to get the yarn perfectly in place. after your first layer dries you can use a foam brush to apply wider areas of glue and simply continue to wrap the yarn around the shade.
continue until you have made your way to the top of your shade and add a little extra dab of glue to the end for good measure and to keep the tail end of the yarn from fraying.
we added an optional macrame element to the exposed portion of the lamp chord. for directions on how to wrap something with a macrame knot see our COOLer cooler video here.
project by: natalie for designlovefest
photos by: ivan solis