Ha! I Made It! – DIY Lampshade

Pretty much all the lamps in my apartment are thrifted so the lampshades I own have seen their better days. But this is why I’m in a constant search for a DIY lampshade that won’t take up too much time/money or cause headache/failure, lol.

I read this post on Vintage Revivals and it totally blew my mind! I’m embarrassed at how easy it is! All you really need are stockings and scissors.

diy lamp shade

So voila! One lampshade down! The tights I used were a size S/M, and as you can see the lampshade is quite small. I tried super hard to get my S/M tights on a larger lampshade and it was a complete fail.

What’s great about this DIY for me is I got to upcycle this tragic fashion experiment (no more yellow tights for me!), also the light isn’t dimmed by these stockings, I suspect this may be different with different colors and different textures of tights but I’m really impressed by how great this lampshade has been working.

Can’t wait to try a print a la Vintage Revivals!

Vintage Revivals bought new tights in her post, but I think you can easily find printed tights at a thrift store or upcycle tights you haven’t worn.

Happy making!



  1. Jenmarie May 8, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    You always find and do the coolest DIYs! What a great way to recycle!

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