DIY Woven Lampshade With Bamboo Fans

3 Materials
2 Hours

The idea of using palm and fans to create a DIY woven lampshade has been churning in my head all summer. I can’t believe I’m just getting around to doing it now…

All you need to make your own are 6 woven fans. Maybe get a spare one because they make a stylish addition to an outfit in their primary fanning function!!

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You'll need at least 6 woven bamboo fans for this project. They come in different shapes and colors - you definitely don't need the same exact ones I used to recreate this DIY!

Start by cutting the bamboo fan handles short with a handsaw.

Coat the fans with a medium oak wood stain, or a similar warm stain.

Wrap some gold or brass-colored bendable metal wire around the base of the fans.

To assemble the lampshade, take a fan and loop the metal wire right above the light socket on your light fixture. Proceed one by one, adding fans by looping the wire (and cutting short if necessary) until you’ve added all 6 fans.

Finally, spread the fans evenly around the light fixture. You can pin together overlapping fans with invisible nylon thread if needed.

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Suggested materials:

  • Bamboo fans
  • Wood stain
  • Metal wire

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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  • Leslie Leslie on Nov 10, 2021

    Lovely, thank you for sharing. I am wondering if you can make it so that the fans are pointing up. Possibly add two small harp to the lightbulb and go from there. HMMM have to think on this. You can also make the shade for a stick lamp if you can find the fans small enough another Hmmmmmm lol. Got to love IKEA for their parts. Again, thank you for the idea.

    • VeryLiv VeryLiv on Nov 11, 2021

      Thanks Leslie! Aw you're so creative, love it! 💚 You've got me thinking about how to make a table lamp version 😄

  • Ronda Ronda on Nov 10, 2021

    Just make sure you use a LED light bulb, the old kind would start a fire.