Felt Flower Lamp Shade Tutorial

If you remember my post from last Friday, I showed you guys my starting point for my bedroom. One of my purchases was a new lamp for my nightstand.

I really love it, but thought the shade could use a little embellishment. Enter my go to craft supply: felt.

Since my bedspread has a ruffly look to it, I thought it would be fun to mimic the ruffle look on the lampshade with some felt flowers.

If you want to make your own it will seriously take you all of 15 minutes and here’s all you will need::

Felt and straight pins. That’s it!

First, all you need to do is cut out several circles from the felt. Depending on how big you want your flowers to be will determine how big you should cut your circles.

I used the bottom of a cup to trace my circles.

Each flower will need four circles, so I cut out a total of 12 circles to make 3 flowers.

Then, you’ll fold your circles in half twice, and just pin them one at a time to the shade. This is also the same method that I used to make my fall felt wreath and felt Christmas trees.

You’ll do that three more times until you have a complete flower made. Be sure to scrunch them close together. Scrunching them next to each other is what gives it that ruffle look.

Super simple and easy, but I think it definitely jazzes up the shade.

And the great thing is that it’s not permanent. If I decide I don’t like it a few months down the road, I can take them off and add something new.

I have another project involving these felt flowers that I’ll show you guys next week. I promise, after that, no more felt….well maybe :)

Do you guys have any fun weekend plans? Some friends of mine are running in the Music City Half Marathon on Saturday, so we’re going to be cheering them on from the sidelines bright and early Saturday morning! I also have lots of projects to work on and errands to run so hopefully I’ll have lots to show you guys in the next few weeks.

I’m linking this up to::

Thirty Handmade Days

The Shabby Nest

Brassy Apple

How to Nest for Less

Home Stories A to Z

Shabby Creek Cottage

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12 Days of Christmas:: Felt Trees

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Last year I made this felt Christmas tree.
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I made it the same way that I made my wreath.
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It was sort of puny decor by itself so I decided to make two more smaller trees to pair with it.

I used the same red felt that I used to make the first tree and also the leftover felt from my wreath. Instead of making two more red trees I decided to swirl a single row of the red felt and then fill in with the cream colored to make them a little different.

Here’s how you can make your own::
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Just fold the circle in half twice and poke a straight pin in the corner and place it in the styrofoam.

Here is the end result.
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Think they turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself.
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I’m linking this project up to Censational Girl’s Holiday Home link party.

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I’m also linking up to Home Stories A to ZThe Shabby Creek Cottage, Serenity Now & Blue Cricket Design.

Be sure to check out some of the other fun Christmas craft projects linked up!

Happy Monday!

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Fall Decor:: Door Decor

Today is all about fall door decor over at Southern Hospitality. I’m joining the fun with my door decor.
I made this felt wreath last winter.
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It’s been up since then. I’ve been meaning to change it up a bit. Fall is the perfect time to make some changes.

I liked how my fall burlap banner turned out, so I thought I would make a mini one for the wreath.

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I used the same orange burlap and brown fabric for the letters and attached it with brown and white twine.

Fall Door Decor

I also switched out the green ribbon with the orange burlap to hang it.

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Love the pop of orange against the black door. The colors are also perfect for Halloween :)

I also got a little bale of hay and an assortment of pumpkins & gourds to put outside the door.

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Here’s a look at our ‘mini’ front porch. :)

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Only so much you can do with a tiny space, right?

Be sure to check out all the other door decor over at Rhoda’s!
I’m also linking this up to Craftaholics Anonymous’ Fall Frenzy, Blue Cricket DesignNot Just a Housewife and Home Stories A to Z!

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