Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Singed Flowers



I take no credit for the idea on these. I have seen them everywhere! I just wanted to give it a try and see if I could make them.

Here are a few pointers I learned along the way:

1. I liked cutting actual "petals" and singeing them rather than circles.
2. Use a lit candle to singe. It works much better than a lighter!
3. Hold your material with tweezers. Your fingers will thank you for it.
4. The tulle burns very easily. It can be held quite a ways from the flame and still get the singed look.
5. This project is FRUSTRATING for an uber perfectionist like myself. I kept wanting the petals to all look the same. I finally just had to embrace the imperfections and love them however they turned out.

Have fun creating!!!

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21 comments:

Olivia said...

Those are very pretty! I need to try that!
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Van said...

So delicate and pretty, I love the texture of the flower petals!

Brooke said...

Very cute! I will have to try these. I love these type of Flowers for Lindsay.

Aubree said...

Great job! I love how you used multiple colors and fabrics!

Nikki said...

I like them all, but the black one, my FAV!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Room to Inspire said...

I think yours turned out great - I have been meaning to try making some of these myself and I so glad you added a few pointers! Thanks so much for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

Jan LaFollette said...

Very cute and easy, a combo everyone can appreciate. P.S. The hints are invaluable.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

My daughter would love these. Great idea with the candle :)

Blessings!
Gail

JHill said...

They turned out really well!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

CC said...

Hi Lori..
I came visiting from Vintage Things Thursday...
love those beautiful flowers. I saw what you said about followers,..and so I have become your newest follower. :). Happy VTT.. come visit, and I wouldn't mind having another follower either. :)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Thank you for sharing this, I'd never heard of it before. So much fun!

Happy VTT,
Sally

Stacey said...

Very cute. And thanks for the tips!

Tara Beaulieu said...

How very adorable! I wish I had little girls (all boys here) I'd be making these and sewing, pinning and gluing them onto everything they wore! Happy VTT and thanks for sharing!

Coloradolady said...

love these flowers!~ Have a great VTT!

Jenn Seratt said...

Hey! I'm your newest follower! I love these and have been putting off making my own. You may have just given me the confidence to do it. The red one with the pink center is my favorite. Thanks for the great tips!

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

so cute!

Thanks for linking up to Make My Style Mondays. Hope to see you next week.
Make sure you check out the wrap up and join follow friday!

~L~

Lanie Ree said...

I love singed flowers! And your polka dot fabric is really cute.

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts

Pam said...

I've only got the stems ready...still need to graduate to the flowers. I will keep your singeing (sp?) trick in mind. Following you back now thru NFF. Have a good enough weekend and I'll be back! :) Pam @ Sallygoodin

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh too cute! I love the blog tooand have become your newest followere, I'm inviting you to come join my blog...I'd love to have you visit:)
Terry

Kim said...

I haven't seen these before! They are so cute. I'm glad you're "okay" with the non-perfection because they look wonderful. Thank you for linking to Fabric Fun Thurs.

Jessica said...

I finally gave these a try and I love it! I blogged about it here:
http://jbeedelightful.blogspot.com/2011/02/love-these-flowers.html

Jess