Back in the day (maybe 10 years ago?) I made two floral lampshades. I just hot-glued fake flowers onto a cheap lampshade. It was romantic and whimsical. They lived in Elsie’s nursery most recently, but I’m way over them now. (Soon I’ll share the “new” lamps I’m using in there.) I decided to upcycle the flowers into something fresher. This is what I came up with:
Here’s a look at the old lampshades:
I was thinking I’d have to disassemble them, removing each flower, then attach them individually to the wreath. But, I started to just cut the shade apart. I knew the shade itself wouldn’t be usable anyway. Look what happened:
It was a perfect arc for the wreaths I had! I just trimmed away the extra shade.
I used floral wire to attach them to the wreaths.
I picked up some green ribbon to wrap around the wreath, to visually blend the flowers and the twigs of the wreath.
The striped ribbon didn’t stand out enough, though, so I got some wider solid ribbon and liked it much better. I used hot glue to join the two ribbon ends in the back.
From the back some of the old white lampshade shows. I’m fine with it though, since it mostly blends in with the white petals.
Even if you’re starting from scratch, this would be a great way to assemble a wreath. You could use heavy paper or cardboard on which to glue your flowers. Then just attach that to the wreath. It will be super easy
if when I decide to change the wreaths up.
The white and green color combo is classic, and will be seasonally appropriate for months! St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Spring, and even into Summer.
What’s going on with you guys? Any happy crafting coincidences lately?