Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Organza Flower Tutorial

Ok my lovelies as promised here is my Tutorial on making Organza flowers.
First I start out with my candle, sharp scissors and synthetic material. (Don't use cotton) Organza works the best. Cut out circles, they don't have to be perfect because when you burn the edges they shrivel up anyway. I usually use 5 to 6 ranging from larger to smaller so that they will easily fit inside each other .
Just hover the edge of the material over the flame. You do not have to touch the flame at all. The heat alone makes the edges melt and curl.

See here how the edge has melted and curled that's the result you are looking for. Continue around the whole circle.
And all your pieces should look something like this.

I use Fabri-Tac to glue mine together. Aren't they so purtty? This material I bought at Joannes Fabric Once Upon a Time when I used to make Tear Bears. I used the material for cute little dresses. This has tiny little pieces of silver stones.
I found this roll of organza ribbon at Joannes Fabric in the dollar section. SCORE! Again I just cut my circles out.
Hover the material over the candle. The heat alone will melt the edges.

I used purple Pearls from Q&Co for the centers.
Your choice of enhancing them are endless.

Helpful hint: Buying some white organza is a fabulous money saver because the color can be altered with Distress Ink or Glimmer Mist to match your project perfectly.
You can't see it very well but in the upper bright pink flower I had cut out circles from white Tulle, melted the edges and placed a few pieces in between the Organza material.
I hope you have enjoyed today's Organza Flower Tutorial and if you are inspired to make some I would give anything to see your project. Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you all have a Sparkling day!!!! Hugs Bonnie :o)


Patricia Mae said...

Thanks for sharing again Bonnie pop over to our CLP Blog and look at my flower on Aug challenge I tryed to make the flowers from another tutorial you did. The shadows are not as dark as they could be but I was afraid to mess them up they were the only ones I had to used for that card.

PS I would love to see your tear bears.

Berry said...

Great make Bonnie! These are so pretty and easy to make, I'm off to buy some organza soon! Hgs Rebekah xx

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, fabulous technique!!! Thank you so much for sharing and the good pics...it looks easy enough for me to do, so I think I'll be heading to the fabric store soon!

Elise said...

Oh Bons!!! What an awesome tutorial!! You've shown this PERFECTLY! I still have a whole bunch of chiffon/organza material untouched, and you make me want to pull them out and do them right now!!! hehe! BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS work Bons!!! You ROCK!!!

Big Hugs to You!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Bonnie, the flowers are stunning! TFS this fab tutorial! I'm definitely going to have to try this out. I luv how you use the candle. I use a lighter to burn the edges of my ribbons to prevent fraying and the lighter always ends up getting so hot so quickly. I will now use a candle instead :o)


Vicki's Blog said...

Wow these are great I love them..thanks for the tutorial I cant wait to try these out..

Unknown said...

This tutorial is so clear and inspiring! I dont think I have any organza fabric, but maybe I have ribbon wide enough to have a play with. So creative. Thank you so much for sharing.
Alicia xx

Sue McMahon said...

Fantastic tutorial Bonnie! Thank you for sharing your cleverness with us! :)


Kristine said...

Oh this is fabulous! I'm gonna have to try this ... as soon as I can get to "BIG TOWN" to buy some organza. LOL. Those craft stores are about 1 1/2 hrs. away so don't get there often. Have a great weekend! *Ü*

Julie said...

Wow,these are just brilliant,thanks for sharing,Julie.x

Barbara said...

Thanks for this wonderful tutorial. Can't wait to try to make one. XX

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