WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
any lamp with a drum lamp shade
about 1 1/2 yd. of any white gunny sack-type material
hot glue gun
hot glue sticks
about 5-10 rhinestone embellishments (a little smaller than a dime)
needle and one spool of white thread
Purchase ANY lamp body you like...I found mine at Christmas Tree Shops for 12 dollars! I was looking for something a little smaller, for on top of a nightstand. To keep the "look" of the Pier 1 lamp, be sure to get a drum lamp shade type.
Creating the flowers. These are so simple. To make one flower, being by cutting the first flower petal in the shape of a tear drop, once cut take the tweezers to the edge and pull at the fabric with the tweezers to give the petal the frayed look. Repeat this 6 times, and lay out petals to form flower with all points of each petal meeting in the middle, thread your needle and go thru all petals and go back and forth a few times til you are sure they are combined. Your flower should look like this:
-WARM UP YOUR HOT GLUE GUN-
Put a dab of hot glue in the center of the flower where you just stitched and immediately put the rhinestone on and pinch to make sure it is secured and the glue has fully dried. Your flower should now look something like so:
Place another dab of hot glue in the center of the back of each flower and place on lamp shade, hold for a few seconds until the glue has dried and repeat in a line around the drum of the lamp. Leaving you with this beauty:
I absolutely love the way my lamp came out, it looks adorable on my nightstand, would look great anywhere! This lamp cost me a total of $17 to make, saving me a total of 83 dollars.
GOOD LUCK & GOOD SAVINGS
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