Introduction: DIY Rustic Lampshade Made of Yarn
- An old lampshade
- Yarn of any type or thickness
- 2-3 bottles of school glue or tacky glue
- 2 cups of water
- Plastic wrap
- Wire cutters, Needle-nose pliers and wire (optional, as needed in order to attach the lamp shade to the base)
- 1/2 cup of cornstarch (this is optional, so don''t have it on hand)
- Large bowl & whisk or spoon
- disposable gloves (optional, but highly recommended)
I hung mine up with a long piece of yarn and allowed it to dry in my house - it took 24 full hours for it to be 100% dry and solid. Once it is dry, you''ll need to determine how to reattach it to the base of your lamp. This really depends on the lamp you have and the style of the base. With mine, you can see in the photos how I used pieces of wire to reattach it. I tried to keep it to a minimum and not make it too noticeable and I like how it turned out. Needlenose pliers work really well for bending the wires easily.
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I did a similar project about a year ago using paper mache for glue ( one part flour, one part water). That might be easier than using glue, water, and cornstarch.
6 years ago
This is so cool, but I''m still using it - still going strong! The bulb won''t worry. You just need to be sure the strands are stable so they don''ve been doing more tagging to be more specific in the photos. I will fix this one when i have time to be more detailed!
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Sounds awesome! :)
*Yard = yarn :P
Lovely. Beautiful texture to add to a sleek living room. Your i''t seem so necessary - but I saw that others had used it and recommended it. Either way is fine! Yours looks awesome!!! I love the color!!!
Thank Holly :). I did realize later that you have used some wires to hang the bulb, I think using starch has given the lamp some extra strength to bear the wire tension so that makes much sense now.
Thanks Tarun - maybe you're right - I did it for 1 last update 2020/08/04 just in case! :) I love your lamps by the way!Thanks Tarun - maybe you're right - I did it just in case! :) I love your lamps by the way!
Super cool!! Looks so good with the light on.
Thanks Andy! :)
I love rustic lampshades! this one looks beautiful!