Rosette Lamps With Easy Tutorial

I wanted to give a quick tutorial on how I made these rosettes for the lamps in our master bedroom redo. I’m sure I am not the first person to do it this way, but all of the tutorials I saw included tying a knot and using a pencil, and/or some sort of sewing was involved. So, I just went off pictures on other blogs and duplicated the best I could, in the easiest way of course.  :)

I used lace fabric for this because that’s the look I wanted in the room, but all sorts of material/canvas will work.   I’ve made some using jersey knit also, and that fabric rolls up really easily, but the rosette is more “tightly” together, if that makes sense.

So, here is how I made these little lovelies.

First, just cut long strips of fabric (just the length of it when you buy it by the yard), and about 1- 1 1/2 inches wide.  Mine all kind of varied.  I didn’t measure or anything, just eyeballed it, and it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Then take that piece and fold it in half.

Then grab both ends and just twist it up.

Ya with me?

Then take one end and just roll and twist it up a little so you get the center of the rosette established, and secure it with a dab of hot glue.

Then just continue wrapping it around forming your little flower.  You will have to twist the fabric as you do this.  Secure it with hot glue as you are wrapping.

I made some big and small ones so it would make a nice design on a lamp.  To make smaller ones, just cut the length and half and do the same steps as above.

When you get done you’ll have a pretty plate of rosettes. :)

So here are the new crystal lamps I bought for the bedroom, before I added the flowers.

And after with a little oomph!!

Really dressed the lamp up and I love it!  Even my husband was impressed.  :)  I used Elmer’s spray adhesive to attach the flowers on the shade.  Love spray adhesive!  It does’t ruin the shades in case I want to change something in the future.  A couple have fallen off, but I just reattach.  No biggie.  And I did the same design on my husband’s lamp, just made it go in the opposite direction.  Clever, I know. ;)

And God said, “let there be light…”

Tah-dah!  Do you hear angels singing?  :)

And that’s it folks!  Now you can go find something to put cute little rosettes on.  The possibilities are endless!

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  1. I love that you used lace for these — your lamp is just darling!

  2. thanks for the tutorial, I will have to try making these

  3. i love that idea! i am making a ruffle for my lamp shade today, and just might add some darling little flowers…i feel like we’re always having the same ideas for our house decorating! love it.

  4. I have had the “add rosettes to my lamp” project on my to do list for a while. You’ve def. put it back on my radar! Looks AWESOME!

  5. Love the rosettes…the lamps look beautiful, no wonder your husband was impressed!


  6. Pretty! Thanks for reminding me…I need more glue sticks! ;)

  7. Thanks so much for this tutorial. I have made fabric flowers before without all of the sewing and stuff but I have never folded my fabric in half. I will have to try that since I am getting ready to redo my lamp.

  8. Great job!! You make it look so easy. So creative!

  9. oh wow. What a difference. the lamp looks terrific. BTW, I’m having a topiary challenge. Come on over and enter. Love to see what other crafters come up with!

  10. Looks amazing! So pretty!

  11. Wow, this is beautiful! What a difference!

  12. AWESOME!!! Looks great in your MBR.

  13. marcia@vintagefrenchhen says:

    That looks amazing! Thank you so much for the tutorial as well, I have never been able to figure that out! Marcia

  14. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills Party!

  15. Wow that is pretty!!

  16. Love how your lamp turned out…so pretty!

  17. Very pretty! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  18. Would this work using ribbons of lace? Thanks

  19. This is fabulous! The lamp is beautiful. I would love to know where you bought them!


  20. Thanks for sharing your craftiness again on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  21. REEEEALLY pretty! So delicate looking. Love the way it looks with the lamp turned on.
    Simple, yet effective! Simple is GOOD.

  22. I loved this tutorial. I do not sew, = perfect for me. I am totally doing this! I found you on the HoH link party. Going to follow you now too!

  23. Oh my, I LOVE that!!!!!!!!! Thanks for linking it up to gettin’ crafty on hump day! :)

  24. Oh, how pretty! I’ve made the shabby roses before but not like you have. I’ll have to try this method too! The lace fabric certainly makes a pretty rose.
    Be a sweetie and have a happy 4th,
    Shelia ;)

  25. Oh I adore this project. It is going in my style file for sure!

    Happy 4th of July!

  26. Looks great! I love the lace for the rosettes.

  27. Thanks so much for doing the tutorial. I have been wanting to do these, so will give it a try. Your lamps look fantastic.


  28. Wow, your lamp looks FABULOUS! Really, really pretty.

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday –


  29. I love it! I am sooo going to do this!

  30. Wow! It looks absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up!

  31. Really REALLY lovely. I’m bookmarking this. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome-ness ;)

  32. I am so in love with this lamp!! I can not wait to try to do it myself!! You are super talented!! And I think it is awesome that you showed us how to mkae our home a little cuter!! Thank you!!

  33. I LOVE the rosettes on the lamp! What a great idea!

  34. I LOVE these. What other fabrics would you recommend making these out of? I would like to make these to make a pom pom for my flower girl to carry in my wedding. Shabby Chic look is what I am going for.


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