DIY rope lamp

A basic floor lamp is pretty inexpensive – nearly every thrift store or yard sale has one – but they can be awfully bland. Want to give yours a little more personality? To go with her son’s nautical themed room, Kelly from The Lily Pad Cottage use some rope and a surprising secret ingredient to give her lamp a makeover. Would you guess that a key component of this project is a pool noodle? True story! [how to make a rope lamp]

Project estimate:

  • Floor lamp, on hand or about $5 and up
  • Pool noodle, $1
  • Rope, on hand or $1 and up
  • Masking tape, on hand or $1
  • Hot glue, on hand

Total: $1 and up