True, artificial flowers could never compare to the real thing, but somehow when I am creating these, I feel “the mystery, the excitement, the awe of a flower”!
I first fell in love with these as a headband for my grandbabies:
Then I started using them for jewelry: as a pin, attached to a necklace, bracelet or a purse–endless possibilities!
A keepsake corsage for PROM:
And… a belt for our little toddler-princess!
Maybe it’s the shabby chic in me, but I can’t resist finding a way to incorporate a flower…
This happens to be the same flower used for a corsage!
SO…. Here’s the exciting part:
THEY ARE SUPER EASY!!
- 100% sheer polyester in any color
- pin, barrette, or headband
- sharp scissors
- needle with thread to match fabric
- beads or jewels for center of flower
That’s it! Cut the fabric in the size you’d like plus about an 1/4″. Add as many layers as you’d like–
LIght a candle, and hold edge of fabric just slightly above the flame, being careful not to catch it on fire! (You might want to use tweezers on the smaller circles, because it will burn you if you touch it too soon after melting.) It will curl up and melt as you carefully turn the circle around to complete a petal. Just as there are always imperfections in nature, there will never be a perfect duplicate–practice does help you to get your desired result, so don’t get frustrated if you mess up a few!
Layer the petals inside each other and tack the layers together. Add embellishments and attach to a barrette, pin or headband… or a whatever you’d like!