This Lamp Shade DIY project is a quick way to add a pop of color to your favorite room. A little bit of yarn and glue is all we need!
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I wanted to create some really cute lamp shades but I didn’t have the time to knit them. I made them for my recent Oval Office Craft Room Tour which was so much fun. If you haven’t had a chance, please make sure to it check out!
I went online and I checked out some tutorials on how to yarn wrap these little guys and a lot of hot glue was involved which sounds easy, but I always seem to be burning my fingers on hot glue. Through trial and error I came up with a really quick easy solution just using just a tiny bit of hot glue, some tension in our yarn, and Mod Podge.
• Lamp Shade, canvas ones are great
• Yarn, your color choice is totally optional
• ModPodge or Craft Glue
• Sponge Brush
• Glue Gun with Glue
Beginning with a lamp shade, a canvas one works really well, we are going to yarn wrap very quickly. Here we have some Mod Podge, acrylic yarn, and a little sponge and some hot glue.
We really are only using the hot glue at the beginning and the end of the project to make sure that our ends stay. I know that there are some little finger protectors next time I will make sure to pick those up when I’m at the craft store.
And now it’s time for Mod Podge. We’re just sponging on the Mod Podge and then carefully wrapping our yarn around and we’re just going around and able to hold the top of the lamp shade and a little bit of tension right here.
I’m switching our colors and I’m doing it on the seam of the lamp shade. I’m actually using the two yarn colors together I thought design-wise, that would be kind of cute. And keeping those two colors around twice and wrapping over that yarn is helping to keep it in place. And when you’re done with that first color, go ahead and just cut it off and you can just put on lots more Mod Podge, you know this dries clear, so you don’t have to worry about getting too sloppy with it and if the yarn you want it to be a little bit closer, just push it up and we’re going to keep going around our lamp shade.
This goes by really quickly and now it’s time for our third color! So, lots more smooshing Mod Podge in there, wrapping it around, twisting our lamp shade. And when we’re close to the edge, right here, it is time to turn it upside down and get that glue gun out again and glue gunning the bottom is going to just help keep everything in place even though it is really hot and it’s getting a little bit messy. Here we go!
I hope you are inspired to wrap up some cute little lamp shades. For more yarn wrap ideas, check out my Yarn Wrapped Party Chairs, which are another great way to add a pop of color to any room. This would be really great in a craft studio, or a little girl’s room, or my room!
So, please let me know if you have any other ideas for yarn wrapping. Of course, knitting is always my first choice, but we don’t always have time for that. And this is a really fun way to add a quick little burst of color to your home office craft room decor. Thanks so much for watching, guys. Bye!