This colorful DIY project is relatively easy to make though it takes some time. These sunny days offer a good light to work with embroidery technique. You will need: a basket style lampshade, spray paint, woolen embroidery yarn (yellow, 2 shades of green, coral, 2 shades of red) and cheap transparent nail polish.
These lampshades cost only 1€ per each at the flea market. I spray painted these with pink color.
I was surprised how difficult it was to find woolen embroidery yarn. I looked at the internet and local shops but did not find any place that would sell these. Finally when I asked at the local yarn shop they had little bags of embroidery yarn in their drawer. I remember that couple of years ago every yarn and craft shop had a special stand for these. Maybe these do not sell nowadays so well.
The design is simple. Count the middle of the work from your lampshade and begin at the middle of the pattern. Take a short piece of embroidery yarn to tapestry needle and work one color at the time making cross stitches.
To finish the yarn ends use transparent nail polish to fasten the knots and cut off long yarns.
Colorful DIY moments to your all!