How to Make a Yarn Lampshade

Use a variety of yarn colors to make a bold lampshade for any room in your home.
Colorful Yarn Lampshade

Colorful Yarn Lampshade

Wrap several different colors of yarn around a lampshade to create a one-of-a-kind lampshade.

From: Danmade

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Materials and Tools:

6 yarn skeins in various colors
lampshade frame
tape measure

Wrap First Color

Pull the yarn from the center of the skein. Using the first selected color of yarn, tie a double-knot on the top ring of the wire frame next to one of the vertical posts. Wrap the yarn down around the bottom ring and up to the top ring. Continue wrapping the yarn from left to right over the top ring and around the bottom ring, making sure not to overlap each individual string.

Finish Wrapping First Color

Wrap the first color of yarn all the way to the next vertical post. Cut the yarn, leaving 3 to 4 inches of extra length. Tie a double knot on the top ring of the wire frame and cut the excess yarn from each knot.

Wrap Second Color

Tie a double-knot with the second color right next to the vertical post where you finished the first color. Wrap the second color as you did with the first color, but only to two inches wide. Tie and cut end before starting the next color.

Wrap Third Color

Attach the third color, and wrap to the next vertical post. Tie and cut excess string.

Tie Third Yarn Color

Tie Third Yarn Color

Attach third yarn color to the lampshade before wrapping it.

From: Danmade

Wrap Lampshade Halfway

Using the fourth color, repeat wrapping steps, stopping at 1”. Repeat steps for fifth color stopping at 3”. Stop at the next vertical post using the sixth color, which is halfway around the lampshade.

Repeat Pattern

Repeat same pattern on other half of the lampshade to finish.

Repeat Yarn Pattern

Repeat Yarn Pattern

When you're done wrapping half the lampshade with yarn, repeat the pattern on the second half.

From: Danmade

Yarn Lampshade

Yarn Lampshade

Wrap several different colors of yarn around a lampshade to create a one-of-a-kind lampshade.

From: Danmade

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