Friday, January 7, 2011

Hot Pink Flower Power!

I love to duplicate things I see in bloggerville! I saw a post not that long ago on making fabulous flower embellishments. I had to give it a try! I started with biscuit cutters. Yes, that is a strange way to begin but they are perfect circles and graduate up in size.


I then found some hot pink taffeta and began the transformation. Can you tell I have little girls? I mean, I just happen to have some hot pink taffeta hanging around. Then I cut my circles out and made sure they were ironed. (Later, I found out that the ironing step is really not that necessary depending on how you want your petals to look.)


After the petals are cut you simply use a lighter to burn the edges and the fabric will flip up nicely at the edges. Layer the petals, pop a jewel in the center, and voila, you have an adorable flower to put on anything you please. I used velcro dots to adhere mine to this shirt so that I could remove it for laundering. Also, when the shirt gets stained (as all white shirts do in my house) I can just place the flower on a new bright white one.

I then layered another flower with organza and made this precious hair clip. My daughter was so excited! She couldn't wait to show off her new hot pink doo at school!

I am going to be making these for every little girl I know! Isn't is too cute!

Just perfect for a rock star!

Isn't this is a sweet little girl!

Okay, then I thought to myself "I want one," so I found some black lining in the closet and began working more magic. The lining fabric curled up much nicer than the taffeta! I didn't have any organza for this one but I have since been to the store and my next one will be much fluffier!

Playing around with my camera! I love anything in black and white!

Happy Crafting and don't forget to check out all the great Pink Saturday posts at How Sweet the Sound!

7 comments:

  1. Love your flowers. Great job on them.

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  2. What a lovely pink post and your little girls look beautiful with the roses.
    Happy pink Saturday

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  3. The pink flowers are very beautiful. I made some of these out of felt and attached them to headbands for my grandbabies. I love the look of the one that is gray-I'll be trying that one. Great job.
    Ann

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  4. Hi Jill -- Thank you so much. I do love these flowers. And thanks for taking all the experimenting out of it. I mean we know we need biscuit cutters and no ironing and don't forget that lighter; that lining works better than taffeta and organza is great. I might try the lining and taffeta combo and I'm interested in putting the flowers on some headbands I am knitting "in the loom" I was going to add a knitted flower, but I might try a combo of the flowers too. I love contrast and different textures. Believe it or not these may work good on synthetic velvet with the burning -- I can't remember if its the real velvet or the synthetic; might need to google that as far as burning on velvet And no wonder WE keep stuff stashed away; you never know do you -- I think I have some velvet on hand. Terri -- morningdewdrops.typepad.com

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  5. I would have never thought to use those cutters, but they are perfect for the job. The flowers are lovely and so is your daughter. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  6. What a cute flower Jill. It looks really easy to do. Your little model did a great job. Happy Pink Saturday.

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  7. Very cute flowers and adorable model

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