I saw ball covered in flowers in a Pottery Barn catalog…I really can’t remember it was so long ago, but I wanted to copy it onto a lamp shade and save myself a ton of money!! :)
I finished this adorable shade yesterday….my “simple” idea took longer than I thought. But I so love how it turned out and so does Genevieve!! I still need to add some more pearls…I ran out:(
I initially wanted to make roses, but it just wasn’t developing into the look I wanted…so I made “petals”.
1. First I cut two different size circles, one bigger than the other. I also cut a smaller circle out of this sheer fabric. The pink is satin. Then I added the three pearls for the center. Sorry the lighting isn’t the greatest in the photo…I purposely made the circle uneven as it gives a real natural look to the petals.
2. I took the two circles, stacked them, folded them in half, and then in half again to sorta make a triangle and then stitched at the very edge of the end of the fold where it makes a point. This stitch causes the fabric or flower to sorta stand out 3-D ish on the shade so it looks very much like a flower.
3. Hot glue flowers in four rows around the shade, then add sheer circle and pearls!
I’m linking up to this lady for frugal friday inspiration! ;)