-10ish sheets of cardstock (any color/s)
1) Cut out a flower petal. Use it as a template to cut out many more flower petals.
2) Fold your flower petal in half lengthwise.
3)Curl one side of the petal outward and then pinch the other side closed on the fold.
4)Once you have five or six petals folded, glue them together with tacky glue.
5) Repeat. Repeat again. And again. Maybe make a new template for some smaller petals and make a few smaller flowers.
6) Get a big old lampshade. If you don't have a spare lampshade, make something to which you can glue the flowers. Chicken wire works.
7) Make A Chickenwire Lampshade
1- Cut out a rectangle of chickenwire that measures about 3 feet by one foot.
2-Use the frayed edges of wire to attach one short end to the other short end, and then manipulate
the shape into an reasonably good excuse for a lamp-shade. Clean up the edges.
3- Use whatever you have on hand (jewellery wire, sewing thread, hemp rope, garbage bag
ties...) to rig up the top end of the chickenwire lampshade so that when you want to wire it, the
shade will hang high enough on the cord that the bulb will dangle freely in the middle of the shade.
*********I had two dryer-hose-clamps handy which U used in this project********
8 ) Glue the flowers to the shade. Hot glue worked well for me.
If you are using a regular lampshade then you might want to cut the point off of the flowers where all the petals met to be glued together (like, the bottom of the flower). Then you'd have a flat surface to work with.
Use a good bulb so it doesn't heat up the paper too!!
It took me about 3 hours to cut, fold, and glue all the flower petals.Please post if you try this!!
~Inspired by a way-too-expensive lamp sold at a high end specialty site~