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Sunday, December 6, 2015

DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}


I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  I was able to take the kids to see Santa as well as finish up some shopping and work on a few projects.  I've been in full blown Christmas mode lately, but I promise I've got some great non holiday projects coming up.  Until then, I'm thrilled to be participating in another blog hop hosted by Hometalk and County Living!
DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com
I've been really drawn to using red in my Christmas decor this year.  I might even have a slight obsession with a certain red and gray flannel that I used throughout my Christmas tour.  I love it so much that I couldn't resist using some leftover fabric to make a couple flannel Christmas bulbs. 
DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com

These lights are pretty easy to make with only minimal sewing skills required.  I promise if you have a sewing machine you can make these lights.

I started by free-handing a Christmas lightbulb, which I used as a template to cut out my fabric.
DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com

DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com
With right sides together I sewed around the outer edge, leaving the top open.
DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com
I turned them right sides out and stuffed them until I was happy with their shape.
DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com

DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com
I folded in the rough edges then glued a wooden spool to the top of each flannel bulb.  (I used gold leaf Rub 'N Buff to make the spools gold)
DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com

DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com
I then cut a piece of thick wire and wrapped it around the base of the spool.
DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com
If you want to make them into strands of lights you can glue jute to each one like I did.  They would also look cute displayed in a bowl.
DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com
You'll notice that the ones below have different tops.  I realized after completing my first strand that I didn't have enough spools and could not find matching ones ANYWHERE!  I ended up having to pull them off and use similar ones that I found.  The worst part is I decided not to hang them as one long connecting strand and went through all that trouble for nothing. #bloggerfail
DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com


DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com

Make sure to check out all the great Holiday projects linked up below!
DIY Flannel Christmas Bulbs {Home For Christmas Blog Hop}  Littlehouseoffour.com


15 comments:

  1. Oh, these are so adorable, completely caught my eye! Pinning!

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  2. These are really cute--I may need to make some for my tree!

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  3. These are so great! So cozy and festive for the season!

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  4. These are seriously adorable, Katie! Love the plaid :)

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  5. Okay...WOW!! I know everyone always says those are my "fav" ...but seriously these are!! You're so crafty & those are adorable!!!! The fabric & vintage charm..I'm in love!!! Happy Monday, Katie! :)

    Paige.Rose
    from
    www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

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  6. Gah, so so cute!!! May just have to bust out that sewing machine :)

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  7. These are so cute. Love how you paired them up with the old window frame.

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  8. Visiting as a fellow participant from the #HomeForChristmas blog tour. Your Christmas vignette is gorgeous! Pinned!!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Hugs, Holly

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  9. WOW...this is so creative and super cute!! And we are mad for plaid too! So fun to tour with you. Merry Christmas!
    Vicki and Jenn
    2 Bees in a Pod

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  10. These caught my eye when scanning through the links - so stink'n adorable! Pinned to share :)

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  11. These are fantastic!! What a fun little touch to your Christmas decor, definitely pinning!

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