The Burnt Petals Flower

The Burnt Petals Flower

The Burnt Petal Flower final

Start by cutting your petals. The shape isn’t that important, because once you burn the edges they sort of round themselves out. The Burnt Petal Flower step 1

Burn the edges of each petal with your trusty hand-held fire starter (or your neighbor’s).The Burnt Petal Flower step 2

Start attaching the petals with matching thread, ONE or TWO at a time, securing with a whip stitch in the center. The Burnt Petal Flower step 3

Keep attaching your petals until you’ve completed a full circle, or the base of the flower. Then continue threading on petals and then positioning them just so and securing them in the center. Keep doing this until you’ve attached all of your lovely petals. The Burnt Petal Flower step 4

Gorgeous. Although this is the longest method of the burnt fabric flowers, it still only takes a few minutes, and I think it’s may favorite.The Burnt Petal Flower final


6 Comments

Miriam

I used a chiffon made with synthetic fibers. Chiffon is my favorite, but it can’t be a pure silk chiffon. Any very lightweight, sheer fabric works well, but it must have some synthetic fiber in order for the edges to curl and shrink while they burn. Some of my very favorite fabrics I’ve used have been the super cheap sheer mystery fabrics from Walmart, especially those with some texture. Hope that helps!

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Bunny

Fantastic, was looking for a delicate way to make soft roses for a chiffon wedding gown, when low and behold I came upon your link. Thank you so much. Now I just have to figure out how big and how many petals. Bless you…

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Miriam

Yes I have made it in white, and it worked great! You just have to be careful not to burn the edges too long so they don’t get too brown. Good luck!

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Z

Beautiful flower-I can’t wait to try this. I’m a little unsure on the correct way to start attaching the petals. Would you mind explaining a little bit better on how to do so? Thank you

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