Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bashful Bunny Blog Hop

Well, I am editting my post, because it didn't post as scheduled. Well, actually I goofed and scheduled it wrong, so I am fixing it to post now. This is the 2nd stop in the Bashful Bunny Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Julie's Blog . Read on for how to win some blog candy.


I was going to make some fabulous Easter project for you, but time got away from me and I was just not very Easter inspired the last couple of weeks. I happened to talk to a friend that spents $12 on a headband for her daughter to wear with her Easter dress. Well that seemed crazy to me when she could have made some flowers and glued them to a headband. I decided to see if you could make inexpensive flowers for headbands. I have seen many of the satin flowers and have seen that there are a variety of direction on how to make them and what fabrics work best. Some people have said not to buy cheap fabrics, so it was time to experiment. I bought the cheap costume satin from Walmart ($2.48 per yard). I bought a quarter of a yard in four different colors and spent $2.48 and it was enough to make 64 flowers with scraps left over.

On to the flowers...
Step 1 Cut four sizes of circles. I used the Sizzix originals die Circles #2. I folded the fabric to the size of the die and it ended up being 16 layers of fabric. I was a little afraid that it wouldn't cut, but I wanted to see what my Vagabond could really do. It cut through the 16 layers of fabric. I was impressed.

Step 2 Heat the edges to melt the edges of the fabric. Here is where I have seen many differing directions from heat guns to candles. I used my embossing heat tool for the ones on the left and long lighter from the Dollar Tree for the ones on the right. You can see they gave different results. The open flame caused it to curl more. I tried to decide which one I like better and it depends on what I would be using them for. They both would have their uses.

Step 3 I used a piercing tool to poke a hole and insert a brad through the layers of fabric. I have seen some people say they sew them and others glue them. I didn't have the patience for either of those options. I poked and hole and used a brad....quick, easy, and no drying time.

Now, for the blog hop candy. In order to be eligible for my blog candy leave me a comment on this post and I will draw on Tuesday. I would love to hear how you would use these flowerws or what you would like to see in upcoming posts. I am offering a $10 gift code to http://www.bigpictureclasses.com/. That gives you about 65 different classes to choose from in that price range, or you caan apply it toward a more expensive class. I would love for you to become a follower. Have a super weekend and now head on over to Tiara's Blog.

16 comments:

DivineScrapper said...

great flowers.. you know that's on my tech list..

-Blessings

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Kathy Jo, I would LOVE some of these flowers, I don't have the patience (or the Vagabond!) and they would be ADORABLE on matching headbands for C and I, would that be too corny? LOL! I love them! I love all your creations so whatever you want to share makes me happy!

Amy said...

Love the flowers - I have some fabric but have yet to try this method. Looks relatively easy though... so I shouldn't be able to mess it up! lol! I would probably use them to alter something, but they could be used for anything!

Janice said...

Kathy Jo, those flowers are beautiful! I think they would be cute on cards, headbands, or even just to wear on your lapel as a pin! My dh would worry I would burn the house down if I had them near an open flame!! Thanks for sharing them on the blog hop!
There is sooo much inspiration to be found already on your blog!
Thanks for offering the blog candy!

ScrappinMT said...

I love you flowers! I would probably use them something I altered (picture frame or box or something), although I think they would be great on a masculine LO also. Hmmm, will have to try that I think. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance for blog candy.

Donna aka ScrappinMT CMB

Cindy said...

I love those flowers! I just got a couple in a swap and I think they're going on an altered canvas and a paint can. They'd be super cute pinned to the right purse too.

Tanya said...

Love the flowers! I would use them in a mini album or altered project :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Tiara Moore said...

I am so excited to find your blog Kathy Jo! I love seeing your creations and these floers are adorable! I don't have the patience to make them myself but they're beautiful!

Julie518 said...

Great job on the flowers Kathy! If I had some of those flowers, I would either follow your lead and glue them on a headband for DD or maybe alter a frame or shadowbox with them. Thanks for participating in the hop - it's been great getting to know you through this swap!
-JulieClawser

beejay said...

I love new ways to make flowers, can't wait to try this one! I like everything I have seen on your blog, I am now following. Thanks for your comments on my blog, now on to your hop!

SimplyMyCrafts said...

Very excited to see this. I just bought a new Vagabond and am very anxious to give it a go with some dies and fabric. Though I am not new to 'melting' flowers, I usually hand cut them. this is going to be sooo much fun. There are so many uses, it is difficult to choose just one...but I suppose I use them mostly with altered items.
Thanks so much for being part of our group and the hop. I am not a follower.

JanaZ
hello at simplymycrafts dot com
www.simplymycrafts.com

rockinrobin721 said...

I love making those flowers. I use them on scrapbook pages and mini albums. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

moosesmommy said...

Those flowers are cute. i just started making my own paper flowers after seeing a cute demo and i am addicted to them. now i just need to get a sizzex die to cut all the circles and i will have to try these. thanks for sharring. i am now a follower
moosesmommy
Amanda

Heidi said...

These are beautiful, I would use them to enhance a photo on a scrapbook page or set off a sentiment on a card. thanks for sharing.

DGirlLV said...

Kathy Jo, I missed coming by your blog earlier...your flowers are darling! I love handmade flowers!

joydee1963 said...

Great flowers!! going to try this ,can't stop making dryer sheets flowers,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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