No I didn't get a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the hubby on Valentine's Day. (I did get some yummy Lindt chocolates from the hubby & kids, which I loved!) I'm talking about the Singed Flowers made out of organza fabric (or I think that is what kind of fabric it is). I think the first time I heard about these flowers was over at Craftaholics Anonymous last year.
I was in Joann's looking at the discounted fabric and came across this pretty yellow flowy fabric for $2 a yard! I also found it in this gray/brown color. I splurged and bought a quarter yard of each and decided to give it a shot - how hard could it be. As long as I didn't burn the house down, I'd only be out a dollar.
I folded up the fabric and cut 3 different sized circles (12 total). Then cut some tiny circles with the scraps. Next - I singed. Both the circles and my poor little fingers. Ouch! I took the tealight candle out of the holder and just put it on the table - SO MUCH EASIER and faster!!!
Once I had every circle singed, I layered. I mixed and matched colors. I added beads and buttons. Then I sewed them together. And I LOVE THESE FLOWERS!!! I now understand why I have seen them all over blogland (like here and here). I've already made a second trip to Joann's to buy more fabric in different colors (especially while it is on clearance).
I plan to use them for clippies, headbands and pony elastics. I wore this one to work and the girls loved it!