I love to use my die cuts to create home decor. While most people use their dies for paper crafting, I rarely use my dies on paper. I’m usually cutting fabric, chipboard, metal sheets, and anything else I can fit in my Sizzix! I’ve even used clay in my Big Shot! For this project I combined gorgeous Thinlit’s flower dies with vellum to create a gorgeous, glowing centerpiece. You have to make this to see for yourself how pretty it is!
Supplies used to make light up vellum flowers: (affiliate links included)
- Everlasting Glow 20″ Battery Operated White Wrapped Lighted Branch, 20 Warm White LED lights
- Sizzix Susan’s Garden Dies – Helleborus
- Glue Gun
Step one: Die cut the flowers from the vellum. I did not cut the leaves or the center piece. I cut all 5 petals multiple times.
Step two: Wrap the flower petals around a small object, like a paintbrush, to curl them. They will hold their shape! My lamp is still in use a year later and the petals are still curved.
Step three: Glue the flowers around the lights. I placed 5 petals on each light. Add a dab of hot glue to the end of the petal and attach it near the base of each light. I recommend using a low temp hot glue gun so you don’t melt or singe the vellum paper.
You could add more vellum flowers to this arrangement, or simply place them in a tall vase. It’s stunning in it’s simplicity! I can’t wait to make several more of these. It’s hard to believe that this is *just* vellum, isn’t it? For more beautiful DIY Lamp ideas, check out my lamp made from dollar store foam core board, as well as all my other lamp tutorials HERE.
This post first appeared at Blitsy when I was on their design team.