Awhile back I got into making flowers with organza fabric, but lately I’ve been seeing the same technique used to make flowers on satin. I thought I’d give it a try with the famous and super talented crafter Jen at
We got together yesterday and made these cute little flowers. Jen wanted springy yellow satin and I wanted a fresh white look. They both turned out soo dang cute!
I put a few layers of organza in my flower just to see how it would look. I love the way it turned out. To make them you do the same thing you would with the organza fabric. The only difference is satin catches on fire a little bit faster. So you have to be super careful how close you get it to the flame. I burned mine quite a bit and then just cut off the black spots and started over again – no biggie. Now I want to go to the fabric store and buy every color in satin. All I had on hand was white left over from Macey’s blessing dress.
I finished mine off with a hair clippy. I’m all outta white ribbon – which maybe is a good thing – it made me think outside the box and I used this pretty pink ribbon that my little sis gave me. I love how it adds a cute little something to it – even if you don’t see it from the front.
Here’s a few tips if you are going to make your own:
-It’s helpful to pin your fabric to a circle template and then cut it out.
-Hold your fabric next to the flame and let it pucker up. Don’t get too close.
-Use a nylon (clear) thread to sew your little pearls or beads on.
-Doing layers of different kinds of fabric gives it a fun look. Jenn did some flowers with ribbon and buttons and different colors. Check them out they turned out super cute!
Thanks soo much for having me over Jenn. We’ll have to get together again and see what we can craft up!
On a completely unrelated to flower making note:
My baby can kick your baby’s butt in a toilet paper unrolling contest. She’s training for the baby olympics. I think we might have a gold metalist here.