Knit Sweater Lampshade
Knit Sweater Lampshade – an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.
To me, the new year means having a “fresh start” clutter free home. After taking down all the holiday decorations our home feels like a clean open space, ready to be updated. I love looking around our home and I’m constantly thinking about changing things up and how I can make our home feel cozy.
Giving a little makeover to an exciting piece in your home can make such a big difference and make a small space feel fresh and new. After looking around our home I found the perfect little spot that needed the most TLC in our master bedroom. Our bedroom is my sanctuary, it’s a place where I can unwind, relax and get away for a couple of minutes from three little ones, a cat, and a husband. I wanted to give this little corner in our bedroom a fresh look while spending non-to-very-little money.
Once I started decluttering the area I knew I wanted something simple, cozy, and warm since it’s still winter after all. And with that the perfect little diy project came to mind! I’ve been wanting to make over some lampshades in our home and I thought this would be the perfect space for a lampshade makeover. I happened to have an extra sweater from the knit sweater throw pillows I made during Christmas and knit sweaters scream “cozy” to me.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this cozy sweater lampshade:
- Knit Sweater
- Hot Glue Gun
When ever I do a knit sweater project, I always head to the thrift store it’s the perfect place to find knit sweaters all shapes and sizes. I had the lampshade already but you can definitely find used lampshades at the thrift store too for super cheap! And don’t forget to give your sweater a quick wash before starting the project.
Pull the sweater down over the top of the shade. If the sweater is way too big, you can cut the excess material off and hot glue the vertical ends together so they overlap 1/2″ inch on each size. That way the seam looks pretty.
After you have your sweater over the lampshade make sure you leave 1 inch of extra material on the top and bottom. Then trim off the excess material at the top.
Fold over the 1 inch of material and hot glue the bottom first along the seam of the lampshade and do the same on top.
That’s it! It’s as easy as 1,2,3!
I love how fresh and cozy this corner of our bedroom looks now :) I hope this super easy project inspires you to declutter and freshen up a space in your home.
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