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I saw the idea for this DIY silk roses lampshade on Knock Off Decor last week. What you see above is my final result. Final cost for this DIY lampshade transformation was less than $10.
You'll need one awl, enough silk roses to cover the lampshade (I used 60 for this project) and a hot glue gun to make this silk roses lampshade. Here's the lowdown on the DIY.....
1. Remove flowers from stems. (Make sure to clip excess greenery from flower as shown below.)
2. Begin poking holes at regular intervals 1/2 inch from the upper rim of lampshade.
3. Dab hot glue into hole, insert flower and press.
I now have a gorgeous DIY lampshade that was simple to make and very budget friendly. (Plus a whole ziploc bag of silk leaves waiting for another DIY project.)
I gotta say though some of the faux flowers available are simply beautiful, I don't normally use them in my home. However, once I set my eyes on the inspirational lampshade, I had to make my own. And whoever saw a lampshade made of actual roses? lol Besides, isn't this lovely? sigh........ :)
P.S. I just found this wonderful Round Tuit linky party and am linking up to Creating My Way to Success.