Round up the following:
- Satin fabric. It must have polyester in it or bad things will happen. (Seriously, if it's cotton or silk the fabric will just burn instead of melt.)
- Fabric glue or hot glue
- Plastic shank button (ie, the ones without the holes through them)
- Sharp scissors
- Lighter or matches and a candle
|Score! Free fabric samples.|
Cut circles out of the fabric.
To make my life easier, I folded a square of fabric into quarters and cut out a wedge. I used three different sizes; the largest 'petal' is about 8 cm in diameter and the smallest is 4 cm. I would recommend cutting at least 6 petals for each flower.
Burn, baby, burn. Using a lighter, or a candle, heat the edges of the satin until they start to melt. The petals should start to curl a little. If you use a candle, be warned - the flame can get really hot. Don't scorch your petal!
Working from largest to smallest, layer petals with a few drops of glue in the centre. Fabric glues and hot glue both work well. Firmly press the petal stack down for a few seconds and let dry.
Cut the shank (the bottom of the button) off with sharp scissors. Or, if you have them, cuticle trimmers. That's what I used...it works VERY well.
Glue the button top to the centre of the petals. Once again, press firmly and let dry completely.
|White with guinea feather and tulle|
Ta-da! I attached this flower to a hair clip (using hot glue) so that it could be attached to a headband or directly to hair. Have fun!
|Gun-metal grey with bead cluster|