How To: Make a Stylish DIY Zip Tie Lamp Shade!

How To: Make a Stylish DIY Zip Tie Lamp Shade!

I know the words "stylish" and "zip tie" don't often go together, but in the case of this DIY lamp shade I think they work mighty fine!  I might even throw "quirky", "artsy", and "totally awesome" into the mix.  Just sayin'.   


Inspired by a window display at her local Anthropologie, DIY enthusiast and blogger Courtney Schutz returned home with a plan.  Using an old lampshade as a base, she created a new frame from chicken wire.  Then, after spray painting a whole lot of zip ties, she set about attaching them one-by-one.  I think the result is striking and 100% unique.  Way to go Courtney!

Check out how to make your own zip tie lamp shade over on Courtney's blog Little Glass Box!

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CapreeK on Feb 27, 2012:

Thank you Manu!

Manu on Feb 25, 2012:

This is the most singular, original, creative thing I've seen around for a very long time! Absolutely brilliant!

CapreeK on Feb 22, 2012:

HipSwap - Such a brilliant idea. I don't think she's selling them, but they wouldn't be too difficult to make!

DesigningMom on Feb 21, 2012:


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