Thread Lamp


Hello friends, today we are going to learn how to make a thread lampshade.

Christmas is around the corner and we all have plans to celebrate it in our own way. We always want to celebrate it in most different and unique way.

So this Christmas try this attractive Thread Lamp that gives a perfect look of chandelier to decorate your house, and be ready to see the WOW expression on your guests’ face when you will tell them that this Thread Lamp is made by you. This activity is so easy that is perfect to engage kids as young as toddlers.

Thread Lamp

Now let us get back to the DIY handmade thread lampshade tutorial. So here are step by step instructions (with pictures) on how you can make hanging thread lampshade.  

Materials needed to make Thread Lamp

  • Fevicol
  • Water
  • Wool
  • Air Ball/Balloon

Step 1 – Prepare a mix to soak the wool.

Mix fevicol and water into 2:1 ratio and soak wool in it.  Keep it aside for some time.

Step 2 – Take a ball.

Take a ball or balloon, remember to take a ball made of thin material that can be punctured easily at a later point.

Step 3 – Wrap the thread.

Start wrapping the thread (wool) around the ball or balloon to look like a web (shown below)

Note- I have used wool to create the web, you can use rope, string, yarn etc. to weave the web.

Step 4 – When you finished wrapping the wool, it will look like as below.

Step 5 – Pinch the ball.

Set it aside for a couple of hours for thread to dry, then pinch the ball or balloon to let the air out of it.

Step 6 – Web is ready.

Take the ball or balloon out from the web.

Step 7 – Your woven light shade is ready.

Simply add a light in it and your beautiful chandelier is ready to spread the light.

Note – You may add different colors in water and fevicol paste to give different color to your lampshade OR simply light bulbs of different colors to make it more beautiful.

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Lavanya stays in Hyderabad. Apart from her keen interest in crafts, embroidery and knitting she has also written 500 telugu poems. She was selected as the best balwadi teacher in slum improvement project overseas developing authority in Vijaywada. Now she helps other craft lovers by sharing her experiences on crafting. Her Blog -

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