I couldn't let summer pass without doing one last summer flower to end it right. I made a pretty pink floral brooch and thought I would share.
Supplies You Will Need:
Synthetic Silky Fabric
Tea Light Candle/Lighter or Matches
Glue Gun/Glue stick
Beads or Button
Card Stock Paper
Card Stock Paper
The first step is to cut your pattern. Cut several circles out of card stock that vary in size. The largest circle will be on the outside and the smallest in the center. Your circles should be about a 1/2 to 1/4 inch difference in size. The larger you want your flower the more circles you'll need. Keep in mind that each circle will end up shrinking a little. I ended up using 7 circles.
Trace your pattern onto your fabric with a pencil or fabric pen. Use your scissors to cut out each circle.
Light your candle and hold one of the fabric circles about 1-2 inches away from the flame. Rotate the circle so that each edge is placed up to the flame. The edges will curl up. Be careful not to catch the edges on fire or burn yourself. Trust me, it's very easy to do. Repeat this step with each fabric circle to make your petals.
Put your petals together with your larger petal on the outside and the smaller petal in the middle. Use your needle and thread to sew the petals together, bringing your needle up through the back. Make a "X" in the middle of the flower and tie it off in the back with a knot.
Sew your button or beads to the middle of the flower.
Turn your flower over to the back and hot glue or sew on your brooch pin (you can buy these at your local craft store).
And voila . . your end result is a really pretty floral brooch.
Instead of adding a brooch pin you could make your flower into a hair accessory by placing a barrette clip, hair tie or headband to the back.
Happy making and have a great Labor Day weekend!
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