Thursday, March 10, 2011

Silk Flowers

What you will need:
Any color silk or sheer material- I get a strip that is usually 1/8 of a yard long.
(That amount will make about 3 flowers)
Hair clip
Hot glue gun

Turn the hot glue gun on!

Begin by cutting 3-4 different size squares out of the material.
The biggest I would make my square would be 5x5 inches.

Cut those squares into squiggly circles. 
No matter what these look like, the flower will still look great!

Light a candle.
Hold one piece of material over the flame. 
The flame will cause the edges of the material to melt and fold up.
Continue to move the fabric in a circle until the whole outer rim has been melted.

This is what it should look like.

Then hold the bottom of the flower over the flame.
This will cause the material to bunch up in certain areas and add more shape.

This is what it should look like.

Continue to do these steps for all pieces. 

Use the hot glue gun to cover the top of the hair clip.

Then put the clip on the back of the largest piece of material. 
The glue only takes a couple seconds to dry.
So be quick and make sure to get it in the right spot!

Then glue all pieces on top of each other.
I like to test the petals in different directions before I glue them down.
The you can glue beads or anything you want in the center of the flower.
Here is my final project!

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