I want to share with you one of my favorite projects ever. I love making flowers. I always made them out of paper before, but I wanted to make them a little more permanent. I started looking into millinery and Kanzashi flowers. If you don’t know what those are, you are in good company, because I had no idea what that was. Millinery is hat making, but also, involves making fabric flowers, potentially to be used on the hats. While Kanzashi flowers is an asian form of making satin flowers for hair pins. They both have a lot of very wonderful techniques to create gorgeous flowers. I went to my favorite form of learning resource, YouTube. I found a LOT of videos there on how to make fabric flowers.
I finally found a design I wanted to try. Since it was close to Christmas, I decided on making satin poinsettias. I started from scratch, because I wanted to have a say in what colors I used. I started out with White Satin and cut out the leaves and petals. I made sure to spray them with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray for color. These sprays are a wonderful mix of color and sparkle. Once they were dried, I ironed veins into them. I used the edge of the original adapter of a Clover Mini Iron II -The Adapter. This is a very tiny iron that works perfectly for giving form to fabric petals and leaves. The Flower Stamens I had were white, so I added glitter to them to make them stand out on the poinsettias.
I ended up making pins out of them, but I could have also used them for hair clips. I was very happy with how they turned out. I gave some of them away and everybody seems to love them. I enjoy making them so much. I wish I had time to make flowers more often. I know some of my friends have been encouraging me to open up an Etsy store, and that is something I am looking forward to, I just have to to start out slow until I am done with school.
If you notice in the pictures, I made one in blue and gold for my mom because those were the colors she was going to decorate with during Christmas. She really loved it. I love personalizing things for people I love.
I hope this post encourages you to try new ways to make the things you love.
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