Talented wedding/event planner and designer David Tutera has teamed up with Darice to create a beautiful new line of wedding accessories and craft supplies that coordinate with any color scheme. The new David Tutera Casual Elegance Collection combines the rustic charm of burlap, tin, kraft paper and chalkboards with lace for a modern flair. This is the perfect collection for adding some personality and warm vintage style with a handmade look to any event. It can be found exclusively in the bridal section of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.
I am teaming up with a group of talented bloggers to show the versatility of this inspiring product line. It can be used for much more than bridal projects. We are each coming up with a craft tutorial to share and the possibilities are truly endless. It is no secret that I love a pretty lampshade, so that is what I decided to make. The pre made burlap flowers along with some handmade jute ribbon flowers and leaves makes this pretty lampshade project quick and easy with a high end look.
1 package, David Tutera Casual Elegance Windowpane Jute Ribbon, 5 yards
1 package, David Tutera Casual Elegance Burlap Flower Picks, 2 pieces
1 package, David Tutera Casual Elegance Burlap Flower Picks with Button Centers, 16 pieces
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Scissors, Measuring Tape, Tweezers
Step one: Cut flowers off their picks leaving about a 1/4″ of the pick intact. Set aside.
Step two: Make 3 flowers, 3 half flowers and 3 leaves with the windowpane jute ribbon.
To make ribbon flowers: Cut a 22″ piece of jute windowpane ribbon (A). Using your fingers or tweezers gently pull on one wire of the ribbon while gathering the ribbon together to the halfway point being careful not to pull the wire out (B). Repeat on the other end of the same wire. Twist the wires together tightly and clip off excess wire (C). Even out gathers to form a flower (D). Make 3.
To make half ribbon flowers: Cut an 11″ piece of jute windowpane ribbon (A). Gather the wire on one edge of the ribbon as above but not as tightly so that it forms a half circle (B). Twist wires together and clip off excess wire. (c). Make 3.
To make ribbon leaves: Cut an 8″ piece of the windowpane jute ribbon (A). Twist both wires together on each side catching the cut edge into the twisted wire for a clean edge (B). Repeat on other cut edge (C). Make 3.
Step three: Arrange flowers and leaves on lampshade and hot glue into place.
The windowpane ribbon reminds me of fisherman’s netting. The lampshade makes me think of summer days and wildflowers growing by the sea.
For more craft ideas, you can follow David Tutera’s Casual Elegance Collection on these websites:
Check out the other projects being shared over the next two weeks in the link party below.