DIY Twine-Wrapped Lampshade

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Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a fun DIY Twine-Wrapped Lampshade that was part of the DIY Blogger Lampshade Challenge! Each participant in the challenge was provided a plain white drum lampshade to makeover, as creatively as possible. I chose to go with a simple, neutral and natural look as I knew that it would fit best in my office/craft room that I’m currently updating. And you too can create this look with just a few dollars and a little bit of time!

What you’ll need:

  • Plain white lampshade
  • Twine
  • Glue gun/glue (I used fabric hot glue)
  • Spray adhesive

And the steps:

  • I started the twine at the base of the lampshade just above the bottom lip and at the back seam, I glued the twine down with hot glue to start.
  • Then around the circumference of the lampshade I sprayed the spray adhesive about 6 inches at a time and wrapped the twine around.
  • Each time I met the seam I would again hot glue the twine down for extra hold.
  • I then repeated these steps until the entire lampshade was covered to the bottom of the top lip.
And you’re done! Your very own DIY Twine-Wrapped Lampshade! It took a couple of hours and about 225 feet of twine, but I’m in LOVE with the results! Here it is up close…

How to make a DIY Twine-Wrapped Lampshade at | #twine #lampshade #lighting #decor

How to make a DIY Twine-Wrapped Lampshade at | #twine #lampshade #lighting #decor How to make a DIY Twine-Wrapped Lampshade at | #twine #lampshade #lighting #decor

And all lit up and happy in my office…

How to make a DIY Twine-Wrapped Lampshade at | #twine #lampshade #lighting #decor

How to make a DIY Twine-Wrapped Lampshade at | #twine #lampshade #lighting #decor

How to make a DIY Twine-Wrapped Lampshade at | #twine #lampshade #lighting #decor

What do you think? Do you love it as much as I do? I had so many ideas for this challenge, but I’m so happy I went with this one because I knew it would be right at home in my office. I love the natural, yet contemporary look. Could you use a DIY twine-wrapped lampshade in your home?

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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. This is stunning Kimberly!! Love the look!!

  2. Oh my gossssssssh! I don’t know why I’ve never thought of this before. I have a blank (UGLY) lampshade I’ve been dying to figure out how to revamp. This is PERFECT. Love your blog girl!

  3. Love it! Annnnd, I voted! ;)

  4. love it! You are so creative and I love your style! Also, I voted for you!

  5. Voted! I love the shade. It is absolutely my style too.

  6. I love the lamp shade and I voted for (drum roll) “A Night Owl”. Great work!

  7. Oh yes, this is absolutely gorgeous! I have a couple that would look fabulous done up like this. I’m pinning, thanks for the inspiration…I love it!
    Debbie :)
    PS: I voted for you! There were a few very nice results, but I love yours the best.
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  8. That looks so great … I love the natural look and the simplicity of it!
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  9. So cute! I think I am going to have to give this a try. :-)

  10. Brenda L.W. says:

    I love it. It’s so understated. I’ll bet a lamp wrapped in colored bakers twine would look great in a kids room ;)

  11. I LOVE the look of this! Thanks so much for sharing! I need to try this soon. Julia

  12. i love this lamp!

  13. I love it!! It looks great!!

  14. Your shade is wonderful! It has a look that would go with just about everything. Love it and I voted for it!
    Now, about that Starbuck’s giveaway…what ever happened to entering with just our e-mail? I got tired just looking at all the entry “have to’s” :)

  15. Really like how your shade looks, like the clean contemporary look, will stand the test of time. Saw that tacky spray, had never tried that, will have to. Sounds like it worked great for your project. voted for you. Would be lovely to win the $100 but was interesting seeing what the other challengers did with their shades.

  16. Love it!! Voted :)
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  17. Love the lamp!! TFS! Here is what I shared this week:
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  18. Love this!! I voted and best of luck for sure :)

  19. This is so pretty! So simple but lovely :) I found you on Lines Across. Happy Monday!
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  20. This turned out beautiful :) I’ll be featuring this on Craft Gossip later this morning
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  21. Love it! Want to do the same :))) What is the thickness of the twine? 2mm? Thanks!

  22. How funny! I saw your post linked up right after linking up my own bakers twine wrapped lamp shade. Love how yours turned out!

  23. This is really cute. I’ve been on the fence about what to do with a couple white shades in my living room and this just may be the answer. I really like how yours turned out. Thanks for the idea! :)
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  24. This lamp shade looks so much like one I purchased a couple of weeks ago with one exception – yours is prettier! Love that you left a trim of the lampshade on top and bottom. Wish I had seen this before my purchase.

  25. That turned out great what a cool idea!

  26. I need to make one of these right now! It is just beautiful. Great job!

  27. I LOVE THIS!! It’s simple, but so perfect. Beautimus!
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  28. very cute! I just love the subtle texture of the jute on it. thank you so much for sharing! Little Bit from

  29. What a great idea! I’m currently starting a whole house refresh. As time goes on, I’m going to change they way pretty much everything looks. I’ll finally get the shabby chic, country looking home I’ve always wanted, and this idea will work in wonderfully!
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  30. This is gorgeous! I LOVE anything rope or jute related. I only wish I would have seen this the first time I tried to revamp my lamp shade – I could have avoided my ribbon lamp shade FAIL, haha. Luckily the second time around I used a little rope and just love the results.
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  31. What a great idea, I love it!!
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  32. Wow, what a cute idea! I love the idea of using twine. Perfect for the lamp shade. Great job!


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