I hope I am not making you all sick of flowers, after all spring is just around the corner!
This mini-tutorial is for Melissa from AZ!
I know you have seen these silk and synthetic flowers ALL OVER,
they are here, there and everywhere.
See what I mean? They are everywhere.
All you need are two things: Fabric and Fire
1. A silk or synthetic fabric that will melt when put toward heat (and not light on fire!)
My favorite to use is polyester shantung silk, or sheer Organza.
If you aren't sure if your fabric will melt, test it! The worst that can happen is it lights on fire and smells, so just have a bowl of water ready to dunk it if you are really nervous.
Cut your fabric into circles of all sizes for layering.
2. Use a gas stove top! Or really anything with a flame, lighters and mini torches can work too.
WARNING: If you are afraid of fire, please don't try this. If you are a child don't do it either unless your mama helps you. I would hate for a reader to loose the hair on her arms, or burn crafty fingers, they are too valuable!
First, light your flame.
It might take you until the end of time to make even one of these if you don't have a flame.
Take your circle of fabric and inch it closer to the flame. You will make swift circular movements downward through the flame to just melt the edge.
Make sure to move swiftly or your fabric could melt too much and just look gross,
and it could even light on fire.
Layer your different sizes to make your own design! You can use many colors for drama, or many layers to make it fancy. It is up to you how you make it and where you put it!
I hope you have some creative crafty ideas stirring in that brain of yous. What will you make? Seriously, let us know what you make!