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.
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?