Follow Us!

***New Here? We would love to have you back! Don't forget to become a follower so you don't miss any fun new posts!***

Monday, September 5, 2011

Jute Twine Pendant Lamps

I embellished these plain white lamp shades I got at the thrift store (for .99 cents a piece) with some jute twine and hot glue. I think they turned out really great and they will coordinate well with all of the fall projects I am planning. I have recently been working on decorating and cozying (sure that's a word) up or screened back porch. It has a lovely view of the big trees in the back of our yard and should be really nice when the leaves change this fall. So far I have added furniture we already had. Spray painted some furniture and accessories. Hung curtains and now hung and embellished these lamp shades. I plan on posting pictures of the finished project with some before and afters when the porch is complete.

It was kind of difficult to get good pictures showing what I was doing but here it goes....

 I just started at the top of the shade and hot glued the twine down. Once I got started I put a line of glue under the line I just did then wrapped the twine over the glue. And glued and wrapped and glued and wrapped and glued and wrapped. I decided to just do a big section at the top and a smaller section at the bottom.

 I used the glue gun to push the twine into the glue so I didn't burn myself.

 I love the way they turned out! They were super simple to make but it was really really time consuming. Hope this gives you some inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

 Linking up to....
skip to my lou,


  1. Love the update to your shades. Jute is a great way to add interest! (always love simple projects!)

  2. So cute! It is amazing the difference a little twine can make!