DIY Idea: Old Sweater into New Lampshade

Unskinny Boppy

Looking for a quick, easy upgrade for a boring lampshade? Grab an old sweater and dress it up! This super simple DIY project just requires a shade, a sweater, some hot glue, and about twenty minutes… and that's it!

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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

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(Image: Unskinny Boppy)