If you've ever bought one of these from our store
you probably have a pile of tulle laying around (providing you've unwrapped and actually used your kit).
You've never purchased a Strawberry Patches kit?
You could use this...
Six inch tulle available at craft stores by the spool.
Think of this little project as a petty coat for your flower corsages or hair clips.
You simply take one of these
and add a little nest of netting to create this
Wanna see that again?
Photographing delicate tulle is, well. delicate. I think these are so much better in person but my thought with this project was to create a poof of tulle for the flower to rest on so as to help it blend into the background (or something like that).
To be honest, I'm not exactly sure what I was thinking.
I was just thinking it looks better that way. Okay?
So if you agree and want to try it, here's how.
Take about 27 inches of six inch wide tulle and with needle and thread run a gathering stitch up the middle.
Pull on the thread to gather up the center and tie it off creating a poof of netting.
Cut a circle out of matching felt (pretend this felt is a nice soft matching pink)
and glue the netting to the felt circle. (Be careful it's hot and oozy).
Glue the flower to the tulle and felt.
Now it's time to torch something. Oh, yeah baby.
Using a lighter, carefully melt the edges of the tulle. (You can melt any polyester fabric or ribbon to create an interesting edge). Take it slow and let the heat from the flame, not the flame, curl the netting.
turns into this...
I've added some additional smaller tuffs
here and there by gluing them between the petals for a softer look. And yes, I torched those too.
Finish your flower with a pin back, headband or a hair clip and voila...
A three dollar flower suddenly looks like a million bucks.
Encourage one another,