Rope Lamp

Update an old lamp or add a personal touch to a new one with this easy DIY project. You won’t need much more than rope and hot glue to turn an ordinary lamp into your very own creation. Don’t have a lamp to use? Look for old chandeliers at flea markets or vintage stores, or choose any ordinary new one as your starting point.

Materials & Tools

  • Chandelier or hanging lamp
  • 100% cotton rope (example used 60 feet of ¾-inch thick rope)
  • Fabric dye
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Hot glue gun
  • 2-foot x 4-inch piece of cotton fabric

Instructions

TIPS FOR INSPIRATION

Create an interesting pattern by alternating rope colors or introducing several colors of rope into your chandelier. For safety, keep the rope a safe distance away from any light bulbs.