Beth from Unskinny Boppy found a small sweater at a thrift store, and cut it to fit her shade. It was snug enough that it didn't require a lot of securing, but she hot glued the top down for a nice even edge, and then called it a day! The result: a pretty, textured lampshade that adds interest to an otherwise plain floor lamp.
See more details and photos on her blog: DIY Sweater Lampshade Tutorial on Unskinny Boppy
MORE USES FOR OLD SWEATERS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
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• How To: Repurpose Old Sweaters into Chair Covers
• How To Create a Laptop Sleeve Out of a Sweater
(Image: Unskinny Boppy)