Friday, September 10, 2010

Sunflowers


Nicole and I got carried away with Halloween crafts yesterday.  We have so much fun working together.  My hands are stained with black spray paint and Nicole has several blisters from the glue gun! We have some cute ideas but need to finish completing them. Before the Halloween projects start, I wanted to craft something with sunflowers.  I see them popping up all over town, and I love sunflowers. 


I made these using the burning technique that is so popular.  I used a mix of satin and organza.  

 

I cut circles in different sizes and clipped all the edges.


 Some sides were singed more than others but I think I kinda like the look of it.


Next I used ribbon and twisted it in a circle adhering with hot glue.  The proper way should have been to hand stitch it all.  I was feeling too impatient to hand stitch, but hot glue can be disastrous!  I gooped it in a couple of places. (Liquid Stitch is a much better to use than a hot glue gun!)

 

I don't have little girls to make barrettes or headbands and I might look silly wearing one of these, so I made magnets.  I love magnets.  They look so pretty and festive in my kitchen on the magnet board.


I made two more with an organza polka dot ribbon.



Cute.  Now, back to the Halloween crafting! :)

42 comments:

Cindy said...

Those are sweetness indeed. And perfect for the pyro-crafter in all of us. :)

Pieces of Dreams said...

I love them! How absolutely beautiful and I learned something new with the burn and singe method...What a great look! Thanks for the visit, Karen

Nicole@CraftySisters-nc said...

Holy Crap you didn't tell me you were making these today! I would have come running! I love em!!!! I need some for Avery's hair....hint....hint....hint.....:)

Momma Button said...

These are so cute! Guess I'll be making some for me this weekend. Thanks for the instructions.

Connie said...

ooooooh, I love those. Thanks for the tutorial.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

These are SO cute!

Daisy said...

So cute! Love what burning the edges does to the look, makes it look so much more realistic!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Those are adorable! And very fall-y. I've never seen anyone singe the edges after cutting them. It looks great!

Stacie said...

Those are stinkin' ADORABLE!! LoVe the colors!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh my these are absolutely gorgeous and I love them!!! I'm going to have to try it so thanks for the tutorial :) I love the colors and I'd say that all the aches in the hands were definitely worth it :)

Have a great weekend sweetie!

Laura

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

LOVE them. I haven't tried the "burn the edges" technique yet....must try that soon. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!!!

Carol said...

These are so cute! I just brought in a bouquet of sunflowers from my garden. They just add such a touch of happiness, don't they?

southernscraps said...

These are beautiful!

PEACHES said...

Ooooooooh these are marvelous! And what colors...like a turtle sundae:) I have attempted similar in the past with lackluster results...I never liked them bc the center came out messy with beads and yarn, etc...I love yours with the ribbon. And polka dot ribbon is too cute! Yours came out lovely...I'm inspired to try again. Maybe make an autumn wreath or something. Hmmmm...
Well done!

sydney @ memorable minutes said...

oh my gosh i LOVE that! thanks for showing me how to do this! i will link to you when i do it.

Shelly said...

These are so pretty!

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Kari @ Ucreate said...

So, so GORGEOUS!! I'll be sending my readers your way!!

Andrea C said...

these are just so impressive it is unbelievable, thank you so much for sharing this tutorial I can't wait to have a go at making them probably nicest flowers I have seen x

famr_4evr said...

I love these!! So adorable. I have been trying to find some great flowers for fall and haven't found what I'm thinking of. So why not make them! (duh) Thanks for sharing these. i especially love the middle. Way cute idea!

MICHELL said...

I LOVE this! I'm your newest follower...I'm gonna share this on facebook..
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Dawn said...

Ohhh! I am sucker for flower tutorials! These are just GORGEOUS!!!
TFS
http://theinkedstamper.blogspot.com/

Amanda Joy said...

Great idea. I never thought of doing the quick cuts around the edges of the circles. That will save so much time and frustration by not rounding each individual petal. Thanks

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Thanks ladies for the sweet comments!

Artnova24 said...

Śliczne kwiatki! Pozdrawiam

fblinil said...

this is so beatifull:))

kasthurirajam said...

It looks so beautiful.I like it.

tgazmommy said...

Shut the front door! Love it!

richelle said...

Candace I LOVE them! Those would be great for my stand...hint, hint, with my birthday coming up, hint, hint, I'm a horrible sister-in-law and hinter huh? They are amazing though! Can't wait to see Halloween stuff!

Whimsey Creations said...

Love the sunflowers! If you want to use something other than a glue gun, try Fabri-Tac. It's like hot glue in a bottle! Dries really fast but doesn't clump up and will hold almost anything to fabric.

Stephanie said...

Just saw this on TT&J and wanted to say how darn cute these are!

The Heaps said...

so stinking cute! Love them! Found you through TT&J!
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Bonnie said...

These are so incredibly beautiful! I wish I could say I'd make some for myself but I'll probably never take the time which is incredibly sad because they are gorgeous!!! Awesome idea making them into magnets. I'll be holding onto this idea, though. Maybe someday...

~ Regan said...

Wow, these are just so cute!! Those glue gun blisters really stink, don't they? I have also gotten them from spray painting too much. Maybe I spray paint things too often? (Nah!! Foolish talk!)

;) HAPPY FALL!!!!

tülay said...

It looks so beautiful.I like it.

Jami said...

These look great! I love that technique. I think I'll dig into my stash to see what I can come up with.

Angela Muniz said...

Muito lindo!
Coloquei um post lá no blog com link deste tutorial.
http://donnagigica.blogspot.com/2010/09/andando-ali-e-aqui-36-girassois-imas.html

Jacinda Cote said...

love the burned idea... I am definitely going to have to try it! Any advice?

chacha said...

beautiful flowers!!

Yycien said...

Another adorable project! These are beautiful. Well, I love hair accessories especially those with big flowers. I can't wait to try these sunflowers and make my own headband! Yay! I'm excited to have a new one! Thanks for sharing.

Mama to the Doughs said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Patrish

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

All i can say is LOVE!

Zane Wooder said...

Poor Nicole blisters suck.

zane

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