If you're impressed with "string shades" that have been appearing in trendy décor magazines of late—but not impressed enough to spend $$$$ on one!—this simple DIY project will help you make your own lampshade with a modern flair.
You won't need to buy any fancy tools or chemicals for this project. All you'll need is a ballon—the rounder the better if you want a nice spherical shade—some yarn, glue, vaseline, and a place to mix things together.
Coat the ballon with a light covering of vaseline, soak the yarn in the glue mixture, and then wrap the ballon to create what will eventually dry into your crazy shadow-casting light fixture. Check out the link below for step by step details with photos and tips. If you have a crafty tutorial to share—trendy or not!—let's hear about it in the comments.