Friday, February 27, 2015

Pin Win or Pintrosity?

 
Hello Friends!  It's been ages since I have blogged, let alone crafted anything.  Thanks to pinterest and some searching I was doing to try and decorate my new sitting room I ran across an adorable little lampshade that was covered in rolled roses.  Of course, I had to give it a try!  Here is my finished lamp below.  Pretty cute, isn't it?
 
 
Here is how I made it:
 
I started by going to my local fabric store and buying about 3 yards of an inexpensive sheer fabric.  Along the selvage, I made 1"-1.5" snips.  I then tore them off in one long strip that creates the frayed edge you see here.  
 
 
 To create the rolled rose, I started by folding the fabric ribbon in half lengthwise and rolling it about 4 times, then securing with hot glue.  I then opened the fold up and twisted and rolled the twisted ribbon around, applying hot glue as I went.

 
Here is how it will look as the rose develops.  I used the entire length of the fabric ribbon to make the standard size flower.  If I found I needed a smaller ribbon I used less than the full length.  This was helpful in filling in smaller areas that didn't quite fit together.
 

When I get to the end of the ribbon, I simply tucked the end behind the flower and glued down.
 
Here is the completed rose!
 

 As you can see....this takes a lot of flowers....A lot.  It's not a quick project to be sure, because the flowers are going to take some to create, but I do think the finished project is adorable!  Tell me what you think?