Wednesday, 8 January 2014

New Lampshade

I had this glass lampshade in my hall, and I really dislike it.

So I decided to buy a plain shade, and trim it. This is what I bought, for only R40

Being a crochet fanatic, I decided to make a crochet cover.

I used Vinnis Bamboo yarn in many colours.
What a great way to use up the odd balls!
This is the half-way stage

Finished at last, and fitted to the plain shade.
You can clearly see the beaded tassels that I put on the triangles that I worked around the bottom of the shade.

This picture more clearly shows the beaded tassels.
 In place at last!

How good it looks with the light on!
I'm really pleased with my new lampshade.


  1. WOW Helen, it came out brilliantly and I'm sure brightens up the hall way! I really love it...and want one too!

    1. How to make something out of nothing!

  2. How original and striking. The beaded edge works really well. Just brilliant.

    1. Thank you so much. I used left-over ends of yarn. It was a great way to get rid of all the bits and pieces!

  3. This is so stunning and clever, I LOVE it!!!!