|Fabric Color Options|
• Satin Fabric (I bought about 5 yards total but it takes very little fabric to make this project)
• A good pair of Fabric Scissors
• Needle and thread (clear or white)
• Candle and lighter
• Tongs (optional)
• Beads or whatever you'd like to place in the center of your flowers
• A glue gun is also an option if you'd rather glue the center jewel pieces on instead of sewing!
All in all the materials cost around $85.00. Sounds expensive, but keep in mind I bought about 20 times the amount of fabric you need to complete the project, and the new scissors were about $18.00 so you could do this project for MUCH less. And as always I grossly over buy materials, and keep them for up coming projects!
|Fabric Cut into Squares. 1inch, 1.5 inch, 2 inch etc.|
First select your color of fabric and cut into squares. You want to make the largest square approximately the size you want your flower to end up, then cut each square after about 1/2 inch smaller. I found that the more "petals" or layers you use the more "flower like" it ends up. Most of our flowers from craft night were 5-8 layers thick.
|Cutting each Fabric Square into a circle.|
|Circles cut out, each a little smaller then the last.|
|Playing with FIRE! See the edge curling under the heat.|
The longer you hold the edge to the flame the "crispier and tighter" your flower will become. Remember the tip of the flame is the hottest spot and is the most likely to light your fabric on fire. If your fingers get to hot, resort to tongs - these came in handy for all of us!
|Tongs to the RESCUE!|
|Petals Cut, Burned Edges, and stacked for size check!|
|Who knew they made clear thread?!|
|Can you tell these are my hands - so much BLING! :)|
|Keep the tacking stitches small so you don't see them later when you add your beads.|
|Make sure your Bead holes are big enough for the size of needle you are using!|
Tie off the back and the flower is finished!
|The girls hard at work.|
|Monte getting in on the Flower Action!|
We found that each of us had a little bit different burn style and they all looked SO different! By the end we were adding burnt edge leaves, feather details and putting beads not just in the center but all over the flower petals.
|Petal close up.|
|Brit Rocking the headband!|
|Brooke and me working our accessories!|
|My best friend Amanda, so cute with one on her jacket in SC.|
|Brooke, me and Kelli working our flowers on the Chi-town streets!|