Knit Sweater Lampshade

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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.

 

Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.

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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.
Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.

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.

I also love simple projects and this one is by far the easiest DIY project I’ve done and one that you will enjoy making too.
Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.

Supplies:

Here’s what you’ll need to make this cozy sweater lampshade:

  • Knit Sweater
  • Lampshade
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Getting Started:

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.

 

Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.

 

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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!

 

Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.
Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.
Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.
Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.
Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.
Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.
Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.
Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.
Knit Sweater Lampshade - an easy, lovely DIY that will make any room in your home feel cozy.

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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Norma Giannoni

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Hello! I’m Norma Giannoni, a stay at home mommy of 3 little ones and wife of a wonderful man who proudly serves for our country in the United States Marine Corps. I’m an artist and I love drawing whimsical characters. I also have the tendency to gravitate towards pink girly things. My little blog Paint Me Pink is a place where I share my passion for DIY projects whether it’s painting furniture, art, baking, styling, or simply being a mommy.

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  1. Paige posted on January 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm (#
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    I love that lampshade! You did a fabulous job!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  2. Outdoor Coffee Table posted on May 9, 2017 at 3:16 am (#
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    lamp Cute design