7/7/11

Satin Flower

Another project where there are a gazillion and one tutorials out there, so why not one more!  Besides, you're not reading all those other blogs, you're reading mine.  A girl's got to deliver!

This was so easy and I was skeptical at first about how the "burning" effect would turn out but the 1st one was so cool, I couldn't wait to do more!

 

First, gather your supplies:  satin fabric of your choosing, coordinating felt (for the circle base, as all good things come from that), scissors, a ruler (or your eye balls for measuring), a lighter or taper candle and your trusty-always-there-for-you-hot glue gun.


Cut out concentric circles - the size if your choice depending on how large you want the flower to be.  I did 10 petals, 2 of each size, roughly 3, 2.5, 2, 1.5 and 1 inches wide.  Go back to your kindergarten skills and cut squares and round the corners.  Perfect circles aren't necessary - you're burning the edges and want a natural feel to them anyway (love those not-perfect-projects!)

 

Start burning.  You can use a lighter or a candle.  I tired both and the long lighter gave me the control I was looking for, but the candle did burn hotter and curled the satin more, which gave a nice effect, but if you look closely, it did darken the fabric on the ends.  Experiment to your own tastes!

When you're done, your stack will look something like this.  Cool, huh?


Now for our trusty felt circles.  Start with the largest size and just dab a little glue in the center of each petal to stick them all together.  Again, don't worry about perfection - this is supposed to be fun, not stressful.  Now what else do these need??

 

BLING!!!!

I will be getting myself some black and perhaps fashioning something for myself for a change.  Shocking, I know!

Baby Belle is quite a fan, as per usual...

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