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An original yarn lampshade that you can make yourself

Apparently there’s a strong trend these days that involves lampshades made out of yarn. Usually, these are made using a balloon. It’s a technique that can be used to also make a nice pendant lamp or some modern decorations for the house. But since the idea is to make a lampshade, why not use an actual one as a reference instead of a balloon? This way it will be a regular shaped lampshade. It’s not difficult either. In fact, it may be even easier this way than with a balloon.

The supplies needed to make the lampshade are, of course, an old lampshade, yarn, baking paper, wallpaper glue, scissors, tape or a stapler and superglue. The lampshade can have any shape you want. The first step is to remove the lampshade and cover it with baking paper. This way the yarn won’t stick to the lampshade and you’ll be able to put it back together once you’re done with this project. use a stapler or tape to attach the paper to the lampshade. Then staple or tape the first piece of yarn to the baking paper.

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Then the fun part begins. Start whirling the yarn around the lampshade. The idea is to create an irregular pattern but to use yarn on the whole surface. Then mix wallpaper glue with water and cover the yarn with the mix. Let the glue dry and then gently remove the yarn. It may take a while for it to dry, even a few days, so be patient.{found on lanared}.

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Posted in DIY Projects on September 17, 2012

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