Easy lampshade makeover with a thrift store sweater!

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Since it's been on my mind to create a cozy cable knit sweater lampshade I headed to the Thrift Store and found this pretty winter white sweater that I knew was perfect for my shade. It's not cable knit, but the poms caught my eye. And it was only $2.99. Score.

To turn it into a lampshade, I pulled the sweater down over the top of the shade in the same fashion as putting a pillow case over an overstuffed pillow. It was tight, but tight is good in this scenario. The sweater was a ladies size small, but it had enough stretch in it to fit snugly around the shade when I pulled it down around it. I pulled the waistline of the sweater right down to the bottom edge of the shade so it was even all around, then trimmed off the excess material at the top, leaving about 1" all around. Then I secured the sweater around the top edge of the shade with a few dots of hot glue. It's so tight around the shade that I didn't even bother gluing around the bottom. Be sure to visit my #Bestof2013 blog post here to see more like this! http://unskinnyboppy.com/2013/12/my-2013-proj...

Time: 20 Minutes Cost: $2.99 Difficulty: Easy
  • Winter white in the sunroom is cozy and fresh!
  • All you need for this project is a hot glue gun, a pretty sweater and a lampshade.
  • The end result- A pretty new lampshade for just $2.99!
  • Steps I took for this easy DIY lamp shade makeover project

To see more: http://unskinnyboppy.com/2013/01/diy-sweater-lampshade-tutorial-vote-for-me/#comment-5183

Beth at Unskinny Boppy

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