DIY Idea: Stir Stick Lamp Shade

DIY Idea: Stir Stick Lamp Shade

Allison Verdoorn
Dec 2, 2011

If you've done a bit of home improvement you've likely accumulated more than a few stir sticks. Why let those go to waste when you can turn them into a lamp shade?

First, I think I should say that we don't advocate you taking more stir sticks than you need for your painting job, but once you've accumulated enough after a few paint jobs you can use them to create a lovely lampshade. The folks over at Enjoying The Simple Things have created an easy tutorial:

Using the "decorative" end of the paint stick on the bottom of the shade gives it more detail, and we knew the light would look cool coming through. Because of their slightly rounded edges it also gives more of a finished look than the other end of the paint sticks would have given. Now it's in place and we love it.

(Images: Enjoying The Simple Things)

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