If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to add some unique style to your home decor, consider making your own yarn lampshade! Not only can you customize it to match your personal taste, but the texture and warmth of yarn will create a cozy ambiance in any room. In this DIY guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to make your own yarn lampshade.
Before you start, make sure you have the following materials:
- Yarn in your preferred color and texture
- A lampshade frame (you can purchase one online or at a craft store)
- A hot glue gun and glue sticks
Step 1: Prepare your yarn
Cut your yarn into pieces that are long enough to fit around your lampshade frame, plus an additional three inches. Tie one end of the yarn to the frame and begin wrapping the yarn around the frame, making sure to keep it tight and close together. Continue wrapping until you reach the end of the frame, then tie the end piece of yarn in a knot.
Step 2: Begin weaving the yarn
Starting at the top of the lampshade frame, weave the yarn in and out of the wrapped yarn, making sure to secure it with hot glue as you go. Continue weaving until you reach the bottom of the frame.
Step 3: Fill in the gaps
Once you’ve completed your weaving, you may notice some empty spaces in your lampshade. To fill in these gaps, cut small pieces of yarn and weave them through the holes. Secure with hot glue.
Step 4: Finishing touches
Trim any excess yarn and glue any loose ends to the lampshade. Congratulations, you’ve successfully made your own yarn lampshade!