Chic Lampshades from old Jumpers

IMG_20160124_185459Hello Everyone! How was your week? I’ve been busy wedding planning which has been so much fun and allowed me to get super creative (special blog coming soon.)

I thought for today’s post I’d take a break from being a Bridezilla and share with you one of my favourite uses for old knits-upcycling them into super cute lampshades.

Whenever I’ve got a load of clothing that I don’t want anymore I tend to separate it into piles, stuff that’s got another life in which I donate to charity and then stuff with stains or holes which most people wouldn’t want. This is the stuff I use for projects. I had a lovely cream knit jumper left over but had split the sleeve and decided that I’d transform an old lamp of mine.

For this I used a small jumper around a size 8. it’s important it’s a tight fit so do try and use a small size.

Pull the jumper on over the shade as if you were dressing it, until the hem lies straight with the bottom of it. Then using a pair of scissors, cut off the sleeves and around the neck so you just have around 1 inch overlap left which hangs down inside the shade.

Take the tube of jumper off and apply either strong glue or double sided tape to the shade, redress with the jumper and the carefully fold in the overlap on the top. There we have it. A transformation that takes no time at all and looks super cute!14572767595081564702033


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