As I was creating the flower tutorial I realized there were so many options it's really three tutorials. One to show you the basic technique of how to create those beautiful curled edge petals (when I wanted to learn how to do it myself I had to wait for an etsy class! Can you believe I couldn't find it through my BFF Google? Not you, you can see how right here.
So without further ado- Part 1 Petals
What you will need:
Synthetic material. I emphasize SYNTHETIC, natural fibers (like silk) will NOT work. I made that mistake when trying to figure it out for myself, so don't waste your money.
A glass of water
For my material I like to go to the thrift shop and find 100% polyester shirts. Don't be fooled though, at $3.99 a shirt I'm sure buying by the yard would be a cheaper option, I just happen to live closer to the thrift store than the fabric store. I know, I'm sad about that too.
Step 2. Light the candle, with glass of water near by just in case. Hold each of your round pieces NEAR the flame, not IN the flame. As you get close the fabric edge will melt and curl. Turn your fabric until all the edges are sealed and curled.
Step 3. This is what happens when you get your material IN the flame. Synthetic material is extremely flammable. If it starts on fire don't panic, drop the material into your glass of water, that's what it's there for.
Step 4. Admire your new creative skill.
So what are you going to do with all these petals? Well that's why this is part 1! Coming soon.....
Part 2- Poppies
Part 3- Roses
This is the same rose technique used to make this rose too!