You have seen one of these right?
I’m gonna show you how to make them. They’re really fun to make!
Cut out fabric circles in different sizes like this:
Start with one circle and use it as a guide to cut the next one just slightly bigger. They don’t need to be perfect…at all. Just have fun!
They should be able to nestle within each other like this when you stack them up:
Next, you need an open flame to slightly melt the edge of the fabric circles. Be careful while working on this step. You can use a lighter but I didn’t want to hold it so I used a candle.
Hold the fabric circle close to the flame, and allow the edge to melt just a little bit. This step is different for each type of fabric you use. You should do a test run with a piece of scrap fabric to find out how it reacts to heat. Too much heat will burn off your fabric and too little will not show the effect. We’re looking for the edge of the fabric to curl up a little bit to create a small cup…
(You can always trim your wick to create just the right amount of flame for your project).
Repeat the same step to all the “petals” and stack them up to create the flower. To attach all the layers together, you can sew using a needle and thread or a hot glue gun or, puncture a hole through all the layers and use a brad to hold them all together which is what I did here.
You can use these to embellish your scrapbook page, attach them to hair clips, head bands, create a bridal head piece, make a fascinator, use it as a brooch, attach it to a waist belt…the possibilities are endless :-)
I used the matching flower to embellish my cosmetic bag here, and I used a contrast color flower to update my zipper pouch here for a fun, surprising look.
If you make these, be sure to share pics!