I used to get so frustrated at not being able to find lamps I liked the looks of. It took me a ridiculously long time to realize that I could update a lamp myself or DIY a lampshade. From paint to transfers, fringe to stitching, and the ever awesome decoupage, lamps can be a lot of fun to update. There are so many easy ways to get the look you want so I’ve rounded up some creative and cool DIY lamps and shades to inspire all of us.
I’ve really been enjoying taking simple (and cheap!) lamps and turning them into pretty pieces for our new house. It’s so much fun to customize them to a particular space. I’m super inspired to try even more after seeing all the neat ideas in this post!
The Easiest DIY Jute Lampshade You’ll Ever Make! – Grillo Designs
How to Make a Fringe Chandelier – Studio DIY
The Power of DIY – A Lamp Redo Tutorial – A Girl and a Glue Gun
How to Update a Lampshade using Rub On Transfers – Albion Gould
How to Drill a Hole in Glass: Recycled Bottle-Turned-Lamp -Happy Hour Projects
DIY Geometric Globe Pendant – Atta Girls Says
DIY Mario Lamp! Nerdy Crafts! – Some of This and That
Quick and Easy Farmhouse Style Burlap Lampshade – Dwelling in Happiness
DIY Beaded Lamp Shade – Jaderbomb
How to Make Your Own DIY Industrial Sconces – Love Create Celebrate
Watercolor Lampshade with Fabric Markers – Mad in Crafts
Thrifty Coastal Lamp Makeover (Trash to Treasure) – Artsy Chicks Rule
Upcycled Thrift Store Lamp Shade – DIY Inspired
Halloween Inspired Lampshades – Albion Gould
Thrift Lamp Re-Vamp – Happy Hour Projects
Up-Cycled Ombre Glass Lamp – That’s What Che Said
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If you’re ready to try out your own lamp DIY, here are some products to get you started!