Sunday, May 20, 2012

Polyester Flowers

 We made these in Relief Society.  They were really fun and super easy!! 

To make these, get your polyester fabric - sheer and thin seemed to work the best.  Cut out circles - lots of variety in the sizes.  I played with mine - but a 5 or 6 inch circle worked the best for the largest pieces. 

Next cut slits like in the diagram below.  The deeper the slits the deeper the petals.  The more slits the more petals.  Again, it was fun to play around to get the look I wanted.

Then take a candle and hold the edges of the fabric above the flame so the fabric singes & melts.  This creates the ruffelly petally look.  And who doesn't love to play with fire while crafting!!

Finally I pinched the centers of the flowers and hand sewed them all together.  You can add buttons, beads, rhinestones, or anything to the centers - the possibilities are endless!  I hot glued an alligator clip to the back so Sally (or mommy) can wear!!

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