Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Satin Peony Tutorial

I learned how to make this flower from a video tutorial from Rhonna Farrer
For all of you wanting to know how to burn the edges to make petals, this is the video for you to watch!
It is a long video jammed packed with tutorials and helpful tips!  Rhonna is so cute and it is fun to watch her show all of her fabulous creations.
I made the flower that she is wearing on her belt in the video.  This flower is about 5" in diameter.
I just took pictures as I went...
I cut a strip of satin about 2" to start and then slowly made the end bigger at about 3".
Cut slits that will become the individual petals on the strip.
"Burn" each petal individually with a candle {don't put it in the fire, but just on the very edge of it}
Get some thread and weave in & out on the bottom to ruffle up the strip.  This makes it easier to attach it to the base.
I just cut a circle out of felt as the base.  Start with the smaller end in the middle and spiral from there.  I had to trim the felt a little when I was done attaching the petal strip with hot glue.
I made it into a barrett.
So much fun...you have to try it!!
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  1. love love love love LOVE it!!!!! I've never seen anything like this. As you may know, peonies are my favorite, so I will be making these very soon. Thanks for sharing!

  2. SO PRETTY! wish I had a sewing machine... or could sew with confidence. Very cute though.. Come say HI, Hugs, Jenn

  3. OH my gosh! how adORable and creative, i love this, thanks for sharing!

  4. So beautiful! You did a wonderful job! I love your necklace that Tia made for you. I ordered a necklace for my mom for mother's day -- she loved it! Yours is fabulous!


  5. AWESOME! I Have never seen this particular pattern before, I can't wait to try it. Your photographs are beautiful!

  6. SO cute. I am going to make one of these. I even have some of that bright pink satin.

  7. That is so cute! I've tried to make flowers like this before, but I always make the petals individually. You are so smart for keeping them all together. I can't wait to try these