Thursday, May 3, 2012

Melted Satin Rose

This has been an exhausting week! Janae and I have been working on her new floors and I have really been getting behind on my normal stuff..like blogging! I am anxious to hopefully visit all I follow tonight and see what you have been up too.

Last night Janae was only needing me to cut pieces once in awhile, so between cuts I was working on making a melted rose. There are so many tutorials out there but I found it to be harder than most of them make it sound. Of course, though I am creative, when I first learn something it seems like it takes me a minute to totally get it:)


I started with some white satin I found at Goodwill. You need to use fabrics with polyester, fabrics that will melt. You can use laces and other fabrics but the lace I had with me at Janae's had to loose of a weave and wasn't working. It was melting up too much. I wanted to make a pink and white rose and I couldn't find the right color of pink so I decided to dye some.



I used the color Petal Pink and I love the color. I will use this color again.

First you cut 6 random circles--they shouldn't be perfect. Then you cut into the center, again no need to be perfect.


Then you work with a candle to melt the edges. At first I was using a pillar candle--I found using a candle jar makes much more heat.  Also you need to hold the fabric above the candle..at first I was trying to hold it off to the side and just work around the edges and that didn't work. Holding it above the flame and working around the edges is what worked for me.




After melting each layer you can lay them together..biggest to smallest and sew them together in the middle. At this point you can add a button or something.


It turned out quite pretty--looking like a rose that has completely opened.


It felt good to do a project. I can imagine now that I could make these for a lot of different projects. You could put them on tote bags, pillows, boxes, gifts, jackets...or a magazine rack that you recently got at Goodwill for $3.99.....:)


Thanks for visiting!

36 comments:

Victorian1885 said...

How beautiful... great idea! Thanks for sharing..

rkbsnana said...

Actually it turned out beautiful.

Bliss said...

I learned something new.... I had never heard of melted flowers. Interesting.

Bliss

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Your delicate rose looks so realistic.

Debra

Susan said...

I love that rose! I have been meaning to try this technique but I have so many projects going I don't know when I will get to try.

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

This is amazing! Can't wait to try it out. Thanks so much for sharing!

Amber

Irma@CosasBellas said...

I have also seen a lot of tutorials out in blogland but your is the prettiest result I've seen yet!

Thanks for sharing,
Irma

Green Willow Pond said...

Stunning! I must try this. Thanks for sharing the tutorial Have a great weekend!

Deborah

Janae said...

It turned out so pretty!! I love where you ended up putting it too!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely rose! I like the bling :)
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sandy!

This is something new to me. It certainly does look like a big old fashioned rose with it's curled petals. I can see you making a lot of these to embellish all kinds of pretties!

Thanks for sharing at the Bunny Hop!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Oh Sandy your post just came into my email and I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I have wanted to learn how to make these and your tutorial was fabulous. I was going to purchase one of these beauties from an etsy store and they wanted over $20. Well thanks but no thanks. I do think I can handle this one and can make lots. LOVE 'em. I am truly grateful you took the time to give the tutorial. That really helps.

Big, big hugs,

Nann

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

PS Love your bargain magazine rack too. All just too darling. You sure know how to find the good buys!!!

lynn said...

it's adorable, sandy--the pale pink is SO perfect, too! i've done these on my card blog, but, i've always used the color mist sprays and it's hard to get a pale pink--tfs:)

lynn said...

cute magazine holder, too!

FleaingFrance & French Shopping Tours said...

That flower is adorable. I would have never thought that the edges would look like that from the heat of a candle. Beautiful job and I love the pink color of the dye!

Greetings from the brocantes of France!

LDH said...

A really lovely flower with so many uses. Thank you for the tips for making!

Special 'K' said...

No way, was it really that easy. It is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing I will be giving this a go. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Wendy Hayden, Farmer's Daughter-in-law said...

I've been seeing all of these tutorials as well and really wanting to jump in a make one. Thanks for the extra advice. Yours turned out so beautifully!

Melanie said...

That is so pretty! It looks so delicate and soft. This makes me want to try and make some, Thanks for sharing with us!!

Grandma Carolee said...

Your rose is absolutely beautiful, Sandy. Glad you could do something fun & creative while helping Janae' with her new floor. Looking forward to our shopping trip today.

chateau chic said...

Your rose is absolutely beautiful. And it looks so pretty on your magazine holder.
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

Cherub Cottage said...

That is so beautiful! It looks like a real rose :) love the magazine holder too!

kathee said...

Thank you so much for coming to my blog and leaving me a lovely comment!
I love this beautiful rose~I think it turned out perfect....looks like a fun project. Looks amazing on that basket!
xoxokathee
PS I know I'm gonna want to see more so I'm your newest follower!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love this flower...I may just try one!!! Have a beautiful weekend!!!

Shirley said...

Wow, very pretty. It's amazing at the things we learn through blogging! I love your magazine holder and it looks so perfect with your pink rose..Good job and hi to Janae. Hope her project is finished soon. She needs to have some fun too!
Enjoy the weekend..

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Hello. I found your post on Bunny Jeans b-hop. I have been wanting to try to make some of these flowers myself. I love them. Yours is the prettiest I've seen so far. It truly is gorgeous. What fabrics should I look for at Goodwill or other thrifty places? I love your magazine rack and think the flower looks so pretty on it. Thank you for the instructions on how to make the flower. Let me say this again I LOVE IT!!! I am your newest follower.

Olivia said...

Oh my I love it! Great job! Xo Olivia

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

simply GORGEOUS!!!!!! what a talent you are!!!! shabbalicious!!! hugs...

Dorthe said...

I published a book in 2006 with this particular technique and several others that I have developed a number of years before. Just ask if there is anything you want to know. I have not so many guides on the net, but some older work with the flowers on http://www.flickr.com/photos/gammelbro/sets/72157600133098784/ - I will see if I can soon put some DIY on my blog: http://www.gammelbro.blogspot.com/. A Christmas tree light, is ideal to work with ;-)
Hugs Dorthe

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is stunning, Sandy! It would make a great addition to a straw hat, too. I justed dressed up a straw hat I had with some black ribbon and a fabric flower. Really changed the look with that little addition. Love the bling you added to the center.

Corine said...

I love the bling in the middle!! I did some and put them on my dining room valances. Your pink is gorgeous.

Posted by Donna at the Scarlet Petticoat said...

you know i follow over 200 blogs and the only two that are must read for me are yours and your daughters! there is something special to me about you both. i would love to meet someday. i love the rose and never heard of this technique. i can't wait to try it. i just costumed a school play, 'hello dolly' and these would have been gorgeous on the hats and bustles! i used purchased ones and yours are more romantic and remind me of the era (late 1880's) more than dollar store silks!!
all the best, donna

Miss Gracie's House said...

That really did turn out beautifully!
Rene'

Anne said...

Gorgeous!What a beautiful rose.
Anne

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Wow, that is so pretty. I may just have to try that one of these days.

Hugs,
Judy