I am seriously in love with flowers, and continue to post crafted flowers with different fabric and techniques, it’s really interesting.
To make this flower, it is better to use a soft fabric like satin, silk, or organza. The soft fabric will curl up nicely when you run it through the tea light.
- satin fabric (or any soft fabric)
- fabric glue
- thread, needle, scissors
Step 1: Using something round like the mouth of a drinking glass, trace a bunch of circles on the fabric and cut them out. My trick is I fold the fabric into many layers, trace one circle and cut the entire stack. This saves a lot of time instead of cutting out one circle at a time. You can cut as many circles as you like depending on how full you want your flower to look.
Step 2: Light up your tealight. Remember to have a glass of water nearby in case something goes in flame. Soft fabric burns very easily so be careful. Now run the edge of the circle close to the flame to get the side to curl up.
Step 3: This is what the circles look like after the tealight treatment. Don’t worry if some of your circles are lopsided from the burn. Asymmetry will give your flower character.
Step 4: Stack your circles on top of each other. If you find some circles smaller than the others, put the larger ones at the bottom and smaller ones on top.
Step 5: Continue stacking and layering until you have reached the fullness that you want. Then stitch the center of the flower to keep all the circles in place.
Step 6: The final touch is to add something decorative to the center of the flower. This will help cover the stitching in the center and also to add beauty to the flower(you can squeeze some fabric glue in the center, then drop in the pearls and let the pearls take shape around the glue.)
Note: For one flower, you can use a long strip of crap fabric and shape it into a ball. I used thread and needle to stitch the ball, then glued one pearl to the center…then I glued the entire thing to the center of the flower. This technique adds additional fullness to the flower.