diy | yarn covered lamp

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I recently bought this round, wooden lamp at the thrift store for $2.  It was a bit scratched up, and had some green wax stuck to it, but it was wooden and it was $2.  Hard to pass up.  When I got it home, I gave it a good wash (something you should do with all your thrifted purchases!) and thought about how to decorate with it.  Then I found myself experimenting with yarn, and I absolutely love how it turned out.

Sorry I don't have step-by-step pictures of this little lamp do-it-yourself.  It's difficult for me to take pictures of myself while doing a DIY (I don't know how some of you awesome ladies do it).  But the process is super easy.

1. Find a round lamp at a thrift store (this should be relatively simple; since buying this one, I've spotted about 5...just keep your eyes open!).
2. Pick out pretty yarn.
3. Collect your supplies - I used yarn, a paint brush, watered down wood glue and scissors.
4. Begin by spreading the water + glue mixture with the paintbrush around the top inch of the base.  Stick yarn to glue and wrap around and around.  I wrapped about 2-3 rows and then stopped and held the yarn in place for about 30 seconds so it dried a bit.
5. Repeat step 4 until you reach the bottom.  When you have covered the entire base, you can neatly tuck the end of the yarn into the row above it, using a little extra glue to keep it in place.

Voila!  Your lamp is done, and now you have a cozy, Anthro-West Elm-esque lamp.

Hope you have a great day, friends!

till tomorrow,

15 comment(s) - I love hearing from you!:

  1. Oh I love this idea! I definitely haven't seen this before, it's so fun! Also...gotta love Design Sponge! ;)

  2. This is such a great idea, it looks so perfect on this lamp! Love it!!

  3. Dude, this is AWESOME! Totally something you'd see at a cool home boutique.

  4. Love this idea! You are so creative!

  5. it turned out so cute- and it seems so easy to do.

  6. you're right, it doesn't look homemade so much as very artsy and vogue. cool DIY!

  7. oh good grief this is the best idea ever!

  8. Helloooo this is super creative!! Love the finished version

  9. Wow! What a great lamp! I have tons of yarn in my stash, I just need a lamp. And a place to put the lamp!

  10. WHOA. This is awesome, Rebecca! Amazing idea--thanks for sharing!


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