I don’t know about all of you, but I am SO loving all of the feminine styles right now– lace, ruffles, and FLOWERS! I especially love flowers in hair. My sister is going to the Homecoming dance this weekend and I had some fabric from her dress that I had cut off of the bottom because it was too long, so I thought I would try my hand at making a flower for her to wear in her hair to match the dress. And of course, I found just the thing from the Glitz Me store to finish it off!
To make this flower, I started by gathering my supplies: A pendant from Glitz Me, some jewels, a glue gun, fabric, fabric shears, a needle and thread, and a candle. I heated my glue gun and grabbed the pendant and jewels.
To keep each petal separate, I folded all but one petal back and held them in my hand while I held the free petal over the flame. Once you start, you can find the stream of heat coming off of the flame. Do not put your fabric right in the flame because it will catch on fire. Just hold it over the flame and you will see it start to melt. Move the petal so hat it melts and curls all the way around.
Melt all of the edges on all of your circles. This step does not have to look perfect either. I think it is the irregularities that make the flowers look so pretty and so close to the real thing. This is what the edges of the petal will look like:
I like to arrange the different layers so that the petals alternate rather than being all stacked on top of each other. Once you have the layers arranged the way that you like, make a wide stitch back up through the flowers. This will hold all of the layers in place.
It really is much prettier in a normal, less yellow world! I glued a piece of felt on the back of my flower and added a hair clip. You could attach the clip right to the back of the bottom layer, but i wanted a little more stability since my fabric was so flimsy. You could also attach it to a pin, or sew it right onto a headband or piece of clothing. Now I want to go and make some more!