“It’s Coming Up Peonies” Lamp Tutorial

I originally saw this adorable lamp at Pottery Barn Kids.  I loved it, but it wasn’t in our budget (Peony Shade/Pottery Barn Kids)

So I did some searching around and came up with a way to make it for less than half the price…

Here is what you will need:

-Lamp base (I used a candlestick version)

-Lamp shade

-Silk flowers (I did mine in varying shades like the pottery barn example, but this lamp would look great in a monochromatic theme)

-Glue gun sticks

-Glue gun

This project was pretty simple.  I just removed the stems from the flowers.

Next I started gluing each flower down by putting a quarter size amount of glue on the center of each flower.  I had to hold the flowers in place to make sure they were hanging on. After gluing the center down, I glued some of the petals down to hold the flowers on more securely.  This will have to be a visual thing because it was different for every flower.

I did this the whole way around the lamp.

My pictured lamp has a smaller shade and I did two rows of flowers.  The top row took 4 flowers and the bottom row took 8 flowers.

I I don’t leave this lamp on or unattended for long.  I think the glue is pretty safe with the heat of the lamp but I just like to be extra cautious!  This has become one of my favorite projects in my little lady’s room!

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  1. Hi Annie!

    I found you on the blog class Facebook page.

    This lampshade is adorable! I truly don’t even see a difference between the PBKids shade and yours! Great look at an even greater, compelling price! Amazing!

    Best wishes,

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