I've been looking for some really fun ideas for making something pretty to go with my signature flower pendents so that I can turn them in to hair accessories. Well, I found it! This tutorial by Emily Rose of Simply Vintagegirl makes me so happy! They were so pretty! So I had to recreate them to see what I could do with them! Here is the finished product.
I'm so happy with the way they turned out! Here's what I did:
Scrap satin: Free! (If you don't have any scrap satin, you can easily get some from any fabric store. It's about $3-4 a yard. Make sure the fabric you use is synthetic)
Thread: Free! (Again, I had matching thread on hand since this was scrap satin from an old project)
Center: This depends on what you want to put in the center. Raw materials to make one of these flowers cost about $5.
First: I cut circles out of my scrap fabric. The tutorial suggested making templates and drawing on the fabric to make circles that are more uniform. I'm not a uniform kind of girl, so I just cut random circles. You want to then cut slits in toward the center of the circle. This will make the divisions that create the petals.
Next, take your lighter (the tutorial uses a tea light, but I didn't have one on hand) and hold the fabric about an inch above the flame. The higher up you keep the fabric, the longer it will take for the fabric to start curling up, but the less risk you have of lighting the fabric on fire. I'm a bit of a pyro, so the two times I caught the fabric on fire were actually kind of fun :) Once you've finished, your layers should look like this:
You can start layering the fabric to make the flower have dimension. In order to finish the flower, I ended up layering 7 separate pieces. After the pieces were all layered, I sewed them together quickly and sewed the crystal flower in the center. Once this was complete, I sewed the hair clip to the back and had a completed hair accessory!
So pretty! I'm really excited about this! It's so pretty! :) So how long did it take me?
Cutting fabric: 2 minutes
"Burning" fabric: 5 minutes
Sewing flower and barrette together: 5 minutes
Total time: about 12 minutes!