March 10, 2011

Thursday's Tutorial from Kim !!

Hi everyone! It's Kim here from Paper Loves Glue with a new tutorial on how to create inexpensive flowers from fabric and a candle. These flowers mimic those gorgeous Prima flowers, but cost practically nothing to create. Let's get started!

Step 1. Cut pieces of synthetic fiber into four different sized circles. Your fabric will need to be synthetic to melt and curl - natural fibers just won't work for this flower and may burn (I used a 100% polyester shirt that I bought, but never wore). I used my Spellbinders die cuts, but you can simply use scissors to free-hand cut. It is not important to be perfect here.


Step 2. Grab a small bowl of water and place it next to your working area (we don't want any accidents). Light a small candle and place one of the fabric circles next to the flame (not in the flame). You can see from the photo below how close the fabric should be to the flame. Once the fabric begins to curl, rotate the fabric until the entire edge is curled.


Step 3. After curling all four pieces of fabric, apply a dot of glue between each layer and adhere the layers together.


Step 4. Now the fun part! It's time to decorate. You can add leaves, buttons, jewels, or any embellishment in the center of the flower. Anything goes!


Step 5. Voila! Your flowers are now decorated and ready for your next card or scrapbook project. These would also be perfect to adhere to a little box or tag for a special gift to someone.


Aren't these pretty? I just love how easy and inexpensive these were to create. I hope you try this one !

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12 comments:

Na2sya said...

Thank you so much! Beautiful idea!

Melissa said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the simple tutorial!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Devlin said...

Great tutorial! And such pretty flowers. Thanks a lot.

Allison H. said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I always wanted to learn how to make them.

Alli
http://ahilldesigns.blogspot.com

Kras said...

hank you so much! Beautiful

Carolyn Ruiz said...

great idea! These came out so beautiful and it looks fairly simple to make. I'm gonna have to raid my closet for some old polyester shirts! :D

Meredith said...

LOVE this! I Hope to give it a try myself!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a good idea! Thanks for sharing!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I'm such a flower fanatic. Love this wonderful idea. :)

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I am going to try this too - they look easy, beautiful, and just a little dangerous, for those of us who live on the edge ... lol

A Gypsy Angel/Stamperbee said...

Great tutorial and they turned out beautiful! I am going to try this. Thanks :)

sillyp said...

Very cute idea, they look so elegant.