Monday, January 18, 2010

Singed Chiffon Flower Tutorial ~Updated

Before I show you 'how to', use caution when using your candle
A heat gun might be a better tool for this project.
Please be careful when attempting to make these flowers.
A tutorial not intended for children under 20.
You've seen these tutorials on different sites. They are all over the web.
A couple of you asked me to 'show' how I make mine.  I prefer to use
a candle as I do not have a heat gun.

Here is what I use to make flowers:
~ Thread and needle
~ Pattern of a make shift flower about 4" on diameter. Or just cut random circles
approximately 2" to 3"  in diameter depending on how big you want your flower.
~ 1/4 yard of pink, cream, or color of your choice chiffon fabric.
~ scissors
~ small stringing beads, pearls, or tiny brass honey bees or ladybugs.
~ candle or heat gun
~ long tweezers (to hold petals over flame)

Layer your chiffon to cut out 4 petals or flower pieces at a time. You can
also just cut makeshift round pieces of chiffon, not just the 4 petal pattern I showed you. They don't have to be perfect.
Don't be fussy about cutting perfect petals because the petals will be
singed and some shrinking will occur and all the rough edges will 'curl'.
Cut a few smaller petals. Your flower can be 5 to 8 petals depending on
how full you want your finished flower to be. Tulle or lace can be used also to layer.
Light your candle, hold a petal over the flame, gently lower it just above
the flame, don't let the flame touch it. You will have to 'practice' getting
the desired 'curling' you want when you hold it over the heat. Use your tweezers to
hold the petal. You'll save your fingers from feeling the intense heat. Go back and forth a little
to achieve a desired 'petal'. Be careful not to scorch the petals.
Now arrange your petals one on top of the other, staggering them so
petals stick out just a little. Experiment, practice with your pieces before
using your needle and thread. Use as many or as few petals as you want, pin the center.
After you have positioned your petals to how you want them, knot your thread and run
the needle through the center. Pinch the center just a little and run the needle through
a couple more times, use several beads or as I used a honey bee and sew them through the center
several times to secure.

Embellish with green chiffon petals, green silk leaves, sew a pin clasp
on the back for a flower brooch, sew a couple on a tee shirt.
The possibilities are endless.
Wash-n-wear too! Don't dry in dryer. Just fluff on air in your dryer.

Be sure to enter my giveaway (CLOSED), or click on the sidebar photo above
to enter. I'll be giving away one of these flowers with an inspiration
package! Good Luck!

52 comments:

  1. I need need to make some of these... they are just gorgeous, and the pale pink youve chose is lucious! ...

    Thanks for sharing! Im going now to enter your give away!!!

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  2. That is so cool! I have always wanted to know how thease were made. Thanks so much.

    Rebecca

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  3. Oh these are just soo pretty! Thank you so much for sharing! And I am so glad I have stumbled into you lovely blog. Definitely following and linking!

    xoxo,
    andyquirks.blogspot.com

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  4. Love these.
    thanks for the lesson

    barbara jean

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  5. OK, I keep looking at the tutorial.
    I am confused about which shape we cut the petals in.

    Is the 5 petal paper pattern you have there?
    Or the 1 leaf? or the other odd shaped one?
    Or all of them??

    thanks for letting me know.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  6. Sweet to share your technique, the heat gun can be dangerous too!!!lol
    Yours turned out wonderful, I like your style and the camera loves them! Robin egg blue would be loverly too.
    Have a creative day Linda!
    *M*

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  7. Awesome!!! Thank you so much for your excellent tutorial.

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  8. Oh how I love these little flowers. You make it look so easy but I would probably burn the house down!
    Better yet, maybe I'll win your giveaway! Yeah!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  9. Oh, my, these are LOVELY! But I'm with Sissie, I would catch something on fire!

    One of the ways of getting rid of frizzies on dolls' hair is to run a match over the frizzies, well, I do NOT do that any any longer . . . and then there was the time I went to light the pilot light in my sister's oven when I was a teenager and I singed off my eyebrows, LOL ...

    I would LOVE to win your giveway. I know I posted but I think I forgot to put it on my sidebar which I will do right now!!

    Have a great day!

    ((Hugs))

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  10. Oh my goodness these are lovely!! Thank you so much for the tutorial! How kind of you. I am definately going to try this! They're beautiful!!
    Blessings~Sharon

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  11. I already entered your giveaway and I can envision a huge bouquet of these done as poppies. They are gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. I am definitely going to attempt these. I'm hoping chiffon comes in that particular reddish orange of poppies. Thanks so much.

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  12. I love these flowers! I made mine with a heat gun, it was easier then the candle, but I love both ways! That is what I put on my shower curtain, I posted about it awhile back. Love the pink ones, now I feel like making more!! Thanks!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  13. Luckily I live with a fireman!!! As we are used to catching things on fire here, I am totally in for this one! LOL... Can't wait, thanks so much for sharing. Your flowers are so lovely, now I will make some of my own!!! So excited...
    Kate

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  14. I love them! great tutorial too!
    You are so talented and I feel so lazy for not using any of your lovely things yet!

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  15. Oh-so-lovely...I adore that color, they look like icing roses!

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  16. These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this tutorial with everyone! Have a happy day!

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  17. Jaw dropping gorgeous! Thank you!

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  18. Wow, what a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing, they are beautiful. Kim

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  19. This flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!Thank you so much for sharing how to make them. I would love to try my hand at making these! What talent!

    blessings
    mary

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  20. ohh...laa...laa! These are absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait to give this a try :)

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  21. I love to learn new things. Thanks for the tutorial , it looks fun, dangerous, but fun!!lLOL

    karen

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  22. beautiful works of art!

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  23. How absolutely fabulous a tutorial! I can't wait to make some! Thank you so much for the info! I can't wait to make a bunch for Spring and Summer clothing! Lori

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  24. THANK YOU SOOOOOO VERY MUCH FOR SHARING HOW TO MAKE THESE GORGEOUS FLOWERS. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH WITH ENDLESS USES. I WILL DO A POST WHEN I MAKE SOME WITH A BIG THANK YOU GOING OUT TO YOU
    A GRACIE ANN PECK AND A HUG AROUND THE NECK
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  25. Thats brilliant and ingenious!!!
    And pretty!
    Hugs, Traude

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  26. I love this! Thanks for posting a how-to.

    Diane

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  27. I adore the singed flowers!! How beautiful, can't wait to try it! Thanks, Kerrie

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  28. The music helped me rest with a dreary Astmatic cough that has layed me low and these flowers are just cotton candy class! Thanks, Jennifer sniff sniff

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  29. These are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing...

    Wishing you the best~
    Michelle

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  30. I did these back months ago but, mine were not as pretty as yours! When I finished I was so disappointed in the time & money spent. Yours are lovely. Thanks for sharing.Charlene

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  31. Oh how lovely the flowers turn out! I am going to try this and run out to the TS and find some chiffon material. I love your blog, have signed up as a follwer.

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  32. Thanks for the tutorial, Linda. Those are really beautiful blossoms! Hope you'll be posting photos of that finished shower curtain, too. I'm sure it will be breathtaking.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  33. Beautiful flowers, thank you for sharing, I love them.

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  34. So pretty, thank you for sharing your flowers with us. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

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  35. LOve these can't wait to try them! So beautiful!

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  36. Oh my these are so gorgeous... thank you so much for a How-To (really great pictures too). Hummmm this gives me a lot of ideas. Bookmark time. In peace, M

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  37. This is just amazing! I would love to try to make these! I need to buy some chiffon! ♥

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  38. Those flowers are just adorable! Never seen those or how they have been made before.
    Thanks for sharing the instructions, I'll definitely try that soon. And would also love to take part in your give away draw.
    Bests, Grace from Finland

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  39. Absolutely gorgeous thank you for the tutorial :)

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  40. Oh, I definitely need to make some of these too! They are gorgeous!!! And a giveaway too? Toss my name into the hat please!!
    Ulrike

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  41. Oh my goodness! How gorgeous are these flowers - I must have a go myself. So glad I found your blog through OWOH!

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  42. pretty, pretty, pretty! Thanks for the tutorial!
    xo-kate

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  43. So beautifull!!!!

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  44. Verrrrrrry beautiful! I've been making these, too!

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  45. Oh my goodness... too beautiful! I can't stand it! Thank you SO much for posting this awesome tutorial & pics.

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  46. Огромное спасибо!!! Чудесные цветочки! Very beautiful!

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  47. These are completely faaaaahbulous !

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  48. chezabee5.8.10

    These are wonderful thank you for sharing! I want make these now!! Just need clarification do I cut a few layers of five petals or four or di I use single petals or all of them together??

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  49. Judy7.8.10

    I'm awestruck. What simple beauty. Undying flowers!! Thank you

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  50. I just love the chiffon flowers and I'm looking forward to making a bunch of them! Thanks for the tutorial! Nan at youcouldmakethat.blogspot.com

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  51. Anonymous15.12.10

    these are stunning- thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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  52. Love it.... very inspiration. Nice job. Thanks for the brilliant tips... ^.^

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