I’m sure everybody’s Dad / Granddads’ have a ton of ties, some never used?
This Lampshade is very easy to create, and is perfect for a handmade gift or even for yourself!
What you need:
– An old lampshade
– A few ties (Oxfam Online Shop)
1. Firstly, I started measuring the ties to the lampshade and cutting off the excess
2. Then, one by one I started to glue the ties to my lampshade, making sure the ‘V’ is just hanging over the edge of your shade. (I used strong Fabric Glue and tiny bits of Super Glue)
3. After this, Leave your glue to dry (around 1hr)
4. Finally, depending on how you want your shade to look, you can add some other fabric like lace around the top to neaten up where the ties have been cut!
And there you have it, your handmade Tie Lampshade!
With the leftover bits of ties that had been chopped off I decided to put them to good use experiment and make another lampshade.
What You Need:
– Left Over Tie Cut Offs
– A lampshade
1. I got all the ties together and measured them around the lampshade to make sure they fit snug. If they are a little big I cut them to size(remembering the lampshade is not all the same size and usually gets bigger towards the bottom..make sure you do measure before you start to glue)
2. I Then started to wrap the ties around the lampshade making sure the V is glued on top of the raw edge
3. Carry on repeating this process all way down to the bottom of the lampshade using the same glue as before. And before you know it you have 2 Up-Cycled Unusual Handmade Lampshades!!
Post written by Leah Topham, volunteer at Oxfam Batley where she helps upcycle the clothes. She’s written this series called ‘Rags to Riches’ where she lets us in on her DIY secrets. You can also check out her last one ‘How to make some Lace Bottom Tailored Trousers’