Crochet Flower Lamp 13.10.2014

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According To Matt Archives - Crochet Flower Lamp
Originally posted on: Monday, 13th October 2014

Hello People!
I've been having a rather splendid time over the past week or so, making dozens and dozens of bright and vibrant crocheted flowers.
The pictures I took of them kind of make my heart skip a beat! Aren't they lovely.

I've been making these flowers with the idea of transforming the ikea lamp that I have hanging in my bedroom.

Honestly, I was not totally convinced if this project would work? Nonetheless, I thought I'd give my idea a whirl and see what the outcome would be.

For about three years now, I've had these plastic rings sat in my craft box. Dennis bought them on a whim whilst out shopping and we have never found a use for them...until now!!
I thought they would be perfect for this project, finally a chance to make use of them.

I crocheted around the rings to create these cute little flowers. I crocheted with bright shades of cotton, that would later complement the equally bright buttons I was going to embellish my flowers with.

Once I had finished making my flowers (84 in total), I sewed in all of the pesky ends.

Isn't that just dreamy? I could make bright pretty flowers all day!

I then organised my buttons, so that each flower would have a button of contrasting colour.

I cheated a little here...
I threaded my buttons with the matching colour of yarn to the flower I was going to place it on. Then instead of sewing the buttons onto the flowers, I used my hot glue gun to attach them.

Finally I placed a blob of glue onto the back of each flower....

and attached the flowers to the skeleton of my ikea lamp.

TAAAAA-DAAAAH! I'm awfully happy with the outcome!
Bright and bold and it just ooooozes Spring time, rather lovely for these grey Autumn days.

It hangs beautifully in the bedroom! Very over the top, but original and one of a kind! It makes me rather giddy looking at how very extravagant it is!

At night the flowers glow warm and delicate. Magical flower shadows are cast upon the walls.

I'm rather smitten with this crochet makeover.

It's the simple things in life......

xxx

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