Is that a funny name? Anyways, I came up with this lovely creation today:Wired heart flowers!!
I love this, to the point of insanity!! Wouldn't you like to make some for this V-day, too?
Here is what you will need:
Fabric (to make flowers from of course!)
Buds (optional). Lets get started!!
Just for the sake of clarity, this is how my floral wire looked like
Snip a piece of floral wire according to the size of the flower desired by you. Take a reference shape to get the perfect circular shape(Mine was a deodorant bottle!!). Pull the wire tight so as to get a perfect circle, and twist around one end over the other, to lock in the shape.
Okay, the next step is to put in your index fingers inside the loop and turn them outwards, while you pinch in at the middle..Don't get that? You simply have to make a heart shape out of the circle, like this:
Now spread the fabric right side down. Hold the wired heart and apply glue onto the surface. Place the glued side onto the wrong side of fabric facing up, and press like this
Repeat the same steps for as many petals and flowers you want. I made the first flower with 5 big petals, and 3 smaller flowers, too! Let them dry..and attend to that laundry!
It was a pretty pink satin cloth I chose, and another one with white polka dots on white.
Okay, back to it, cut the petals carefully along the wire edge as they dry. Here is how it will be like
Pretty already! Now stack them up together, right side up, like this
Twist all the wires together. Be sure you have twisted the wires tight. Now spread them, and arrange in a flowery shape. Wrap the wires with a floral tape, and you have this
You can do so many things with these pretty flowers...Arrange them on a mantel, or a vase..or tie them as a corsage, may be...