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Wednes-DIY: Flannel Lantern How-To Video!

Yesterday I showed you our incredible new fall store displays, and today I have a really fun DIY project featuring an item from those displays!

One of my favorite parts of the displays are the patchwork flannel canvases hanging on some of the walls – I love all the detailing like cutouts, tassels, beading, fringe, etc.  But in addition to looking awesome on their own, these flannel blankets can also be used to make a pretty sweet lantern!

Wouldn’t these look amazing at an outdoor party? They’d look good inside too, of course, but I just keep envisioning them outside at night, with the light bouncing off of the sequins and creating a beautiful sparkly light.  I love the rustic touch of the tree branch to hang them, too :)

Wanna learn how we did it? Watch the video!

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ChelSeaJoon -August 24, 2011, 3:17PM

Thanks so much for the inspiration! My reading nook could use a good sprucing up, this lamp is just what it needs!

Audrey -August 24, 2011, 4:20PM

So cute! I’ll have to make some for my yurt (another idea free people gave me) and I love her feathers in her bangs.

Anonymous -August 24, 2011, 4:33PM

love these! where do you get the flannel canvas from???

mich -August 24, 2011, 6:21PM

OMG I love that you guys did a video – much easier to follow! is there any way you can show us how it was embellished ? cant wait for next weeks ;)

Taylor -August 24, 2011, 7:51PM

Very cool! I’m going to hang thesse in my new basement!!!
audrey: different sized ones would look amazing in a yurt! :)

Peaches -August 25, 2011, 3:04PM

Hot dang, that is sooooo cool! Love the sequins against flannel–what a combo!

mary beth -August 26, 2011, 10:11AM

what the heck! These are amazing…I want your job! You kept saying flannel and I was thinking what…like pj’s? It sure looks like felt to me, the stuff that doesn’t ravel all over the place and holds it’s shape. I have an entire tub of that stuff, too bad it’s not pretty fall colors like yours! Love love love these..please show us more of how you did the embellishments!

Kim -September 1, 2011, 9:26AM

Did you purchase the fabric embellished?, or did you do DIY?, if purchased, where?.. if DIY, is that the next segment?

Lanterns for Weddings -September 27, 2011, 12:34AM

Very very nice. Looks very hippie, bohemian – chic! And they look expensive too

thifanny -October 5, 2011, 1:16AM

Amei esta ideia,….meus parabéns
Beijos e Felicidades

annnnnnaa -December 21, 2011, 8:38PM

soo cool but where did you get the flannel sequin fabric? <3

Vanessa KIKI -September 13, 2015, 11:08AM

Just reposted this on my face book page because I think it’s adorable!! I am going to try this with some embroidery hoops and a couple tag sale flouncy children’s skirts!
You guys ROCk!! :)

Ray Ban Cats -June 29, 2016, 12:12PM

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