DIY String Lampshade

If you haven’t yet noticed the pattern with me, it always takes me way too long to finish projects. I always put them off for sooo long and then when I finally finish them, I wonder why I even put it off. But here we are… another one of those projects! This DIY string lampshade is such a fun one!

I thrifted this lamp and lampshade months ago and they’ve been sitting around waiting to be made over. And last week I finally worked on it! I grabbed a bunch of embroidery floss and started a movie and got to work! And here we are! I love how it turned out – lot’s of pretty neutral colors. I tried to keep mine pretty neutral but it is still one of the most colorful things in my apartment. Ha! I love thinking about the possibilities of colors and designs for different rooms too!

close up of lamp with striped string lampshade

What you need for DIY string lampshade:

  • lamp shade frame (thrifted or you can find some plain ones online)
  • embroidery floss
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

Watch the video below to see the process I used! It’s pretty simple but it always helps to have a visual of all of the steps for me!

shelf against white wall styled with books and plants and candles
lamp with striped string lampshade on the top of bookcase

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