Showing posts with label fabric flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fabric flowers. Show all posts

Friday, February 18, 2011

Etceteras: tissue paper trees

It seems I can’t get enough spring color lately. These little tissue paper trees would be perfect for a table center piece or place card holders.

A pretty in pink cherry blossom tree.


 A serene lavender wisteria tree.


A zesty yellow lemon tree.

The base for these trees is made with rolled up corrugated cardboard. You can purchase corrugated cardboard or reuse boxes. If you’re going to reuse a box, you need to peel away the top later of the cardboard to reveal the corrugated part.

The flowers are made with tissue paper. Simply cut a length of tissue paper and cut scallops along one edge. Then roll up the tissue paper and crimp the bottom.  Glue onto twigs or wire and insert into the rolled up cardboard base.

Planning a wedding? Make white flowers tissue paper trees for your place card table or for each place setting.




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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sew and Tell: blanket scarf with fabric flowers

I jumped on two bandwagons with this project – a cowl neck scarf and scorched fabric flowers.

I started with a piece of fleece blanket leftover from covering our dog’s bed. The blanket was on sale for $2.99 and after finishing the dog bed, the piece I had leftover was the perfect size to make a scarf. I also used fabric from my stash for the flowers and beads from some old bracelets.


The scarf seemed a little too plain, so I thought it would be the perfect time to try out another hot craft (no pun intended) – fabric flowers with burned or scorched edges.

To make the fabric flowers you simply cut out circles using a synthetic satiny type fabric making each circle a little smaller. I cut about seven circles using a cream colored satin fabric and very wide copper colored organza ribbon.

Hold your circles close to a candle flame or use a long barbeque lighter. I tried both methods and found the candle flame left more black scorch marks but was easier to control since you have both hands. Turn your circle until all the edges are slightly melted and start to curl.

Caution: the edges of the synthetic fabric melt and are very hot and sometimes catch on fire. This is a project to do near a sink or outside. Also, I used tongs to hold the smaller circles to the flame.

Sew your circles together and add beads or buttons to the middle.

Here’s a nice tutorial with photos of the process.

 
From a $2.99 blanket to a dog bed and a scarf.




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