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


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.


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


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 ;)


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

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

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!


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

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


Amei esta ideia,….meus parabéns
Beijos e Felicidades


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

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!! :)