DIY Home Decor Ideas :: Upcycled Crochet Doily Lamp

“There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen

SO how do you create an upcycled lampshade? The answer is, with a simple craft idea. Aa a result you get another DIY project for the weekend.

These blue crochet doilies were made by my mother {yes, the creativity runs in the family!} a long time ago. They used to be a part of my dining room decor but I hadn't used them for some time now.

After finishing a previous upcycling project, I was left with a lampshade metal wire frame. And because I hate wasting things, I had to come up with a plan to combine the two to create an interesting and useful upcycling project idea for my living room decor.

So, i decided to keep it simple! I wrapped the doily around the frame and stitched the base up with some nylon thread. Once it was secured, I turned the frame upside down and added the electrical wire & led bulb holder to it and voila!! Here it is...shining brightly. The wire frame kept it steady and the doily patterns gave it a unique vintage look.

When lit up at night, it throws some very beautiful patterns around the entire room. They look like little butterflies flying around on my walls!

What's your latest upcycled / repurposed craft idea? Do share.

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