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

created at: 02/18/2012

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!