Fabric Flower Tutorial for My Lamp Shade

There are fabric flowers everywhere!  I finally made some to go on a lamp shade.  I know there are one hundred tutorials out there on how to make these.  I'd like to add one little more.

Materials:
Hot glue gun
Fabric of your choice (I used muslin and burlap)
Pearls (optional)



Cut your fabric into two inch wide strips.  Mine were 2 in. wide and around 54 in. long. The length really depends on how large you want the flowers to be.  How tightly you wind the fabric will also factor into the size.  I like mine loose.  I ended up using only one strip of fabric per flower. The muslin was easy to make loose flowers with but the burlap turned out a tighter flower.

Start by tying a knot at one end of your strip of fabric.



 Then, twist the fabric and glue it.  Keep going around and around twisting and gluing until you're happy with the size of the flower.



 Glue the pearls to the center and that's it!  There are so many ways to use these.  I attached mine to a lamp shade.  Didn't it turn out pretty? Love!!






This shade is on a mercury glass bottle lamp. The tutorial for the lamp is here.


13 comments:

  1. So pretty! I have got to make some of these for my lamp too! I can't wait to see how you did the lamp base!

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  2. Thank you Meg! These flowers are so easy I want to put them all over everything. :)

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  3. Love these flowers! Will you link them to our "It's a Cinch" party? I think they'd be a perfect fit ... and I know that my party co-hosts will just adore your blog!

    :)

    Linda

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    1. Sure! Thank you Linda for the invite! I'm on my way to check it out

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    2. Yay! You're at the party. Can I get you a drink? Red or white?

      ;)

      Also, I'm pinning and FB'ing too!

      Linda

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  4. Angie,

    You know I am already your biggest fan.....and then you make these incredible flowers, too! I love them and I'm pinning them :)

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. Thank you Karianne! You have been above and beyond sweet to me. Thank you for visiting and all of your nice comments. :)

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  5. So cute! I made some out of felt last week, but I wasn't totally happy with them. I think I am going to try yours out to see if I like it better!

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    1. Thanks Micki! They're super easy! Let me know how yours turn out.

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  6. I want - no, I need masses of these flowers! Better get to work - so glad they're a Cinch.

    Thanks for sharing at our party.
    Kelly

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    1. Your welcome! And thank you! They really are cinchy. :)

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  7. I just made these to go on my fall wreath. Love them!!!! I mentioned you here in my blog post - http://www.themaddoxfamily.net/2012/10/diy-fall-wreath.html. Thanks so much!

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  8. I THINK THIS WOULD BE AN AMAZING IDEA TO DO WITH "REPURPOSING" THE FABRICS FROM YOUR WEDDING DRESS !!! I AM SOOO GONNA TRY IT WHEN I CUT UP MY DRESS FOR USE OF THE FABRICS IN SEVERAL OTHER KEEPSAKES . JULIA K.

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