well if you know me at all, you know that i love, i mean love pom poms,
lanterns, and things that hang. my college apartments were filled with paper lanterns of all variations, and our wedding was filled with..
handmade flower poms
& paper lanterns
a paper lantern just screams fun to me.
and when you light them, oh man, you just can get any better than that.
i just found this new diy, from once wed, that combines them both! how excited did i get? well i ran out and got some yellow fabric, re-used a paper lantern from my baby shower, plugged in my glue gun and got to work! just a small warning, use
a small paper lantern, like 4 or 6 inch. i used a 10 in and ended up making thousands of little folded flowers. but in the end, worth it! i made mine to hang above harper's crib, i eventually want to make two more, i always decor to be in three's, just a little fetish of mine. but they can be used for wedding, events, parties, baby mobiles, or placed in a large bowl or vase. oh so many possibilities. try it out!
anything is possible with a hot glue gun.
cut circles in fabric, about 2-4 inches wide,
depending on how big you want your flower.
you'll need about 50-100, try layering your fabric for faster cutting
my name is christy. i am a wife, a ledford, and most importantly a mom. i love the color green: decorating and re-decorating: the smell of grass: handcrafted creativity: peppermint patties: a modernish'ly eclectic lifestyle: and marriage. i hope you enjoy the nest, as much as i enjoy sharing with you.