So many of you have asked & here I am, ready to answer...with a tutorial!
As many of you know, I made this ruffled lamp shade last year.
This is the tutorial for how to make the Pom Pom flowers that I used on that lamp shade. Yes, I can hear them too...the angels are singing.
Now bear in mind, I am not a master tutorial giver, ok?
Also, I do not want to hear a single snicker at the condition of my dry-and-badly-in-need-of-a-manicure hands, ok? It is winter in New York, afterall.
I'm feeling a little sassy today, can you tell?
Now that we've got that squared away, here we go!
1. Gather some supplies: fabric, scissors, hot glue gun, a round shape to use as a template.
In case you might like to know, I used Osnaburg for my lamp shade flowers. The Osnaburg fabric was great because it has a tendency to fray which was the look I wanted with the lamp shade. Today I'm using this purple cotton because hey, I just feel like it.
2. Trace & cut several circles (about 10) from your fabric. The size of your circles depend on how big you want your flowers to be. The circles shown here are roughly 2 inches in diameter. Your circles do not need to be perfectly cut. Sometimes it's fun not being perfect.
3. Take one circle and place it in front of you to use as the base of your flower. You will glue all the other circles to this piece.
4. Take another circle and squish it up at the center, so it looks like this.