Tutorial Tuesday - Fabric Flowers
What you are going to need first are 5-7 circles in varying sizes. I started out with about a 2" circle and cut out each successive one about a half inch bigger each time. I used my fiskars circle cutter, but you could just use different sized cups and containers to trace them.
You can keep those circle patterns for future flowers. Okay, now you'll need some synthetic fabric (must be synthetic so it will MELT and not just burn). Look for the silky/shiny type stuff. You can just get some from the clearance section for mucho cheapo. You also don't need much at all. You'll also need a candle, scissors, hot glue gun, a button or gem for the flower center, and a pencil or pen for tracing the pattern onto the fabric.
Repeat with all of the circles and you'll get circles that now look something like this:
Simply hot glue each layer down, one size layered on top of the size just larger until you've assembled all of the pieces. Then glue your button or gem to the center. You'll get a flower that looks like this:
Simple as that! Now, you can attach to a barrette or pin and wear it on your head, on your purse, on your bag... whatever! Now, if you want the flower to have more defined looking petals, simply use your scissors to make 6 small snips in towards the center of the circle around the edge of the circle - then continue with the melting steps.
Did that make sense? I love making these, and you'll find SO many cute uses for these gorgeous, sassy blossoms.