A “2nd Helping” – A Follow-Up Post After Episode 5 – Make 3D Burlap Flowers!

April 16th, 2010

In Episode 5 we learned how to recover old lampshades in a whole new way, thanks to the help of our good friend, Kayleen Skinlo! It’s been fun to read your comments and to see your excitement for sprucing up your own! Isn’t DIY fun?

Well, as promised, we told you that in this week’s “2nd helping” post, we would share how to make that 3-dimensional burlap flower we put onto our lampshade. You’re going to LOVE how easy this is to do! We also answer some questions from you as well as pass on a great tip from one of our readers when it comes to ironing the seam when you’re in a tight spot!

There you have it! Wasn’t that easy? Oh, and something I forgot to mention in the video was that at the very end, it makes a great look to have the edges of the burlap frayed. Simply pull off some end fibers from each petal, and it’s now going to look spectacular!

And just for a little weekend fun and inspiration, we thought we’d share a few pictures from our most recent visit to one of our most favorite quilt shops, Material Girls. I tell you, it’s like being a kid in a candy store! Please tell me you can relate! :) And don’t worry if you’re not here local, you can still be a part of all that blissful yumminess because they also have an online store! Gotta love that!

And don’t forget to make a comment from Episode 5 so you can be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to YouCanMakeThis.com as well as we have a fabulous Lila Teuller fabric & pattern bundle to give away, courtesy of Material Girls!

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

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  • April 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Ohh! that shop is amazing — love it! :]

  • Lori K.
    April 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Love the burlap flower. I’m going to get some today and try it. Thanks for your great ideas.

  • Andrea Cunningham
    April 16, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    would have never figured there was styrofoam under that!! would love to win a gift card for goodies. Have a wonderful day!!

  • April 16, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Looks like a fun fun shop. Have been resisting going but I can see it is impossible now! I can totally relate to the kid in the candy store….yummy! And I would definitely “over eat”. Lots of “oo, oo” moments!

  • April 16, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I can not find the downloadable pattern for the felt flowers that I saw you put on some pillows on another show. Can you tell me where to find these at ? I am really wanting to make them and I say you had all different sizes too. Thanks so much . Kath’ at dublshot@comcast.net

  • April 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Wow, cute flower. I had no idea there was half a styrofoam ball behind it! :) Thanks for the close-up of the knot flower!

  • April 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I love the burlap flower. Material Girls is the best, I find myself shopping thier once a week if not more.

  • Laurie Kotter
    April 16, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I don”t think I would have thought to ever use burlap. What a great idea. THANKS!!

  • Sandy
    April 16, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Boy, that looks like a shop I would love to visit!

  • Julia
    April 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    That flower is awesome! And that store it TDF!!! I think I could die in there & be happy! LOL!

  • Pat
    April 16, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks for another great hint for decorating lamp shades.

    I love the quilt shop. They are my favorite places to shop.

  • Jill
    April 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Great show and great tips! The quilt shop tour was awesome! thank you!

  • Elaine
    April 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    OMG! That Shop … what a delight <3

  • April 16, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing!
    I love burlap!

  • April 16, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    WOW!!! I would spend all day there If I could. Wish I lived closer. Loved the burlap flowers. So cute!

  • Rose
    April 16, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    super cute, you could use any fabric that goes with your decor and fray out the edge. Thanks girlies

  • April 16, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    I love burlap. The flowers could be used for so many things.

  • Carolyn Waller
    April 17, 2010 at 1:29 am

    I love this idea . Thanks for showing the quilt shop- I love it. It seems most of the quilt shops close to me are closing and it is online shopping for me.

  • Ricki
    April 17, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Cute flowers, burlap now comes in different colors too! Fun project to share. Thank you.

  • Dollie Buss
    April 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Great EASY flower. Like that you mixed the flowers on the lampshade. Would also like to mention that the words and pictures on your videos are perfect now. Thanks for your inspiration.

  • edyB
    April 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Thanks for the visit to Material Girls shop ~ yummy!
    Enjoyed the lampshade episode and the easy flower.

  • Amanda
    April 17, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    LOVE the burlap flower! YCMT.com is such an awesome site! One pattern….how can I choose there’s SOOO many that I’d love to have? The Ballet Shoes Pattern for babies are absolutely adorable. That would make such a sweet gift.

  • Chris Tracy
    April 18, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Loved the lampshades and the burlap flower. Thanks!

    I do have a comment about your background music. It’s just a bit too loud and it;s hard to hear Chris.

    Thank you for the great blog!


  • Kathy Kauth
    April 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Another great show congrats ladies, I visited ” You Can Make This” and I think I would like to make
    Bundle Pack: Decorative Diaper Covers & How to Sew Fancy Ruffled Diaper Covers, I have 4 grandchildren but one is 15 months old and another is expected this October and I would like to make these cute diaper covers.

  • April 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Youcanmakethis.com is one of my absolute favorite sites!!!!! I buy almost all of my patterns there. There are so many others that I want I’m not sure how to limit it to one to list, so I’ll list a few! The tiered flouncy sundress, the Marlo top (oh I want one for me, I always make my girls stuff!!!), the Saturday afternoon tea party dress, the Meghan peasant top/dress for women, the wrap top and dress, ok I think you get the point! I love them all! :)

  • Mindy A.
    April 18, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    WOW! I had no idea there was styrofoam under there!!! These would also look great on a gift box or bag or even to decorate a shadowbox! Endless possibilities!

  • Darci Williams
    April 19, 2010 at 5:01 am

    What a fun episode! Thanks for such creative idea’s – love these sites and love Material Girls!

  • Delanna L.
    April 19, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Another super cute projet, as always! I like the comment posted about different kinds of fabric left to fray and I think I’m going to try it that way on a sign for my daughters’ room!

  • Delanna L.
    April 19, 2010 at 6:48 am

    oh, and, as I’ve shopped at youcanmakethis.com for a while now, my wishlist is quite full! BUT, I think the one pattern I’m drooling over most right now is the carly bubble romper … it’s just sooo sweet!

  • April 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    What a great idea!! Loved the lampshade, and I LOVE Material Girls quilt shop!

  • Ruth
    April 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Material Girls is my favorite fabric store! A girl can get into lots of trouble there 😉

  • April 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Thanks Kim and Kris for another great idea!

  • Carol
    April 19, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I am LOVING all of the projects that I’m seeing using burlap! Can’t wait to try a few as they will go so nicely with the rustic, lodge-type decor I’m trying to incorporate. Thanks for sharing!

  • April Walker
    April 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Love the lamp shade that is a great idea! I spen lots of time on youcanmakethis.com they have some of the best patterns that my kids love!!

  • Evonna
    April 19, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    how clever! I would have never guessed the styrofoam was under there!! Wondering if we could use this for a craft project for our after school program for Mothers Day….Have to try one and see… thanks for all your ideas!

  • tracey braithwaite
    April 20, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Material Girls is my fav!

  • Shanna Jones
    April 20, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Favorite store!Favorite people! We share ideas,stories and lots of laughs! EYE CANDY everywhere in the store!Brings a smile to my soul when i’m there!

  • April 20, 2010 at 5:03 am

    I love Material Girls too! They are awesome and they sell my “Curbys Closet” quilted baby shoe patterns!
    So they are really near and dear to my heart. Go Nadine!!
    And Kris and Kim you are both amazing and are so SUPER inspirational. I love, love, LOVE the DIY Dish!!

  • April 20, 2010 at 6:49 am

    I sure look forward to every new episode of the DIY Dish. Love the burlap flower! Thanks Kris and Kim, you are great!

  • April 20, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I love the pictures above, from Material Girl. It looks like a colorful candy-store, or my fantasy craft room!!

  • Kellie
    April 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I am loving all the great projects you have. I also LOVE Material Girls! Its the best shop around.

  • April 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Such a sweet flower! And to think it started with burlap.

  • April 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    The quilt shop looks fabulous! I love to look at the pictures to see your cute shop and wish I lived closer so I could spend a few hours there.

  • April 20, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Love the shows, they are always fun and I learn from each one.

  • April 21, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I am totally in love with Material Girls. I used to shop at Joann’s and I have since migrated to MG’s and the quality of the fabric is SO evident! I love it!! This project looks so fun and I’m adding it to my ‘To-Do Next’ list!!

  • Caro
    April 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Love the burlap flower. Thanks for doing what you do. It’s inspiring and enjoyable to watch.

  • Stacy
    April 21, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I love all your cute things. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas. Material Girls sent me:)

  • flora
    April 22, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Thanks for the instructions for the burlap flowers. Enjoy your show, so cheery and informative with all the crafty things you do.

  • Patty
    April 23, 2010 at 12:51 am

    I like burlap anyway and the flower is so cute! I made a burlap table runner and the flower would be perfect for it. Thanks for the idea.

  • April 23, 2010 at 2:29 am

    I love all their cute fabric at the Material Girl’s website. I have also purchased a few patterns from the youcanmakethis.com

    The burlap flowers are so cute and look so easy to make. Thanks again for another idea I’m going to “borrow”.

  • Erin Freeman
    April 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Love Material Girls! Love the burlap flower and the great info I get every time I go into the store!

  • Natalie O
    April 24, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    That does look like a fun material store. Thanks for the great ideas!

  • April 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I like burlap anyway and the flower is so cute! I made a burlap table runner and the flower would be perfect for it. Thanks for the idea.

  • Tammy
    April 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I LOVE that store!! I drove all the way from California to go to that store! I definitley felt like a kid in a candy store when I was there :) Wish they had a store close to me, but I am excited to hear I can order online!!!

  • April 28, 2010 at 8:57 am

    That does look like a fun material store. Thanks for the great ideas!

  • June 5, 2010 at 5:24 am

    I love the flowers you all made, But i’ve got a bigger inspiration going and i’m wanting to make a burlap flower that’s a wall hanging or front door deco. I ‘M PAINTING THEM AND USING A FABRIC STIFFNER

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