I recently uncovered a little pyromaniac hidden down deep in my soul. I needed another idocincricy, so yay! I've seen these silk flowers with curled edges everywhere, and I finally looked up the process for making one myself for a wreath I'll post about tomorrow. It was so easy to do...I went slightly overboard.
The tutorials call for polyester, but there was a lady at the fabric store who told me A) They had no polyester on hand and B) Burning polyester makes it toxic. I don't know if that's true, but A) pretty much took care of the fabric change I made if it is true. I grabbed some of this nylon fabric along with some beads, needle and thread, a glue gun, pins, scissors, felt scraps, and a candle.
Supervision is suggested, you are, after all, about to work with flames, and hot glue.
I cut three different size circles, they don't have to be perfect b/c you are going to burn them, and if you don't like the shape, you can keep snipping.
As for burning the edges, you don't actually have to run it through the flame, just very close, it curls up quickly near the heat of the flame.
If you don't like to sew, you can also grab brads, and they punch right through the delicate fabric.
I glued the felt to the inside of the pin.
Added more glue to the whole circle, and popped it on the flower. Because the flower is layered, the glue didn't show through.
Now I just need to go find 8 or 76 more friends who want a flower pin.
Linking To: A Vision to Remember