Monday, October 17, 2011

The rest of the story...

SO for all you DIY people out there, be prepared to burn the tips of your fingers. You may burn them with hot glue or actual fire, but it will happen. THis is not a craft for perfectionist because there is nothing perfect about it. Start by cutting circles from flammable polyester fabric. "Circle" doesn't neccessarily mean round, more like roundish.

Using a common tea light, hold your "circle" above the flame, not too close because it will ignite. THe raw edges will seal and the fabric will pull and pinch and buckle from the heat, taking on the appearance of petals.
Then layer the petals together and embellish with all kinds of odds and ends. Choose from pearls, buttons, rhinestones, feathers and other random findings.

I found the clips at my local beauty store. You glue them to the back of your creation, support it with a little bit of color matched felt so that the clip doesn't damage your hair or clothing and wa-laa you are done. Combine 1 or 2 or 3 different creations until you have a blend of colors and fabrics that works for you.

The more unique the more "pop" you get for your wardrobe. These are some of my creations in progress, how about yours?

So, ready, set... go accessorize.


Georgia said...

I noticed your beautiful fabric flowers on your sweater on Sunday, but I wouldn't have dreamed that you made them yourself, Lisa! Wow! You are so talented in such a multitude of ways.

Thanks for sharing the method. Did you come up with this on your own? You Are Amazing!

Anita Preece said...

You are truly talented, my friend. Hope all is well with you. One of these days we need to catch up!