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,
Rebecca

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! ;)

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

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

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  4. Love this idea! You are so creative!

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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