today I'm sharing some ways to finish your Flowers, and some ideas from the comments.
ways to use and finish your flowers:
sew pin back to back of flower.
can be used as a pin, or attach to your bag, or hat.
No, it's not a cool purse, but you get the idea!
Another option: glue on pin back, then put bobby pin through it,
can be used as a hair clip or pin.
(what do you think of the darker pin for the flower center?)
sew a ribbon or seam binding on back for tying to a tree or package.
And other ideas?
And look at these great ideas from my visitors:
Thanks Cleo. Great idea for finishing edges. I knew mine needed a little 'something'.
So here is what I did:
After I cut my flower out, but before unfolding,
I dipped them in a bowl with instant tea in it.
(Just pretend there is tea. I forgot to take pic.) =)
New way: make flower, then before adding center, dip whole flower in tea mix.
Set them on plastic to dry. Right side up, and upside down do two different things.Play with it and you will see. =)
I held onto the straight end, and dipped the rounded end in the tea.
I let it soak up a bit, then shook it out in the sink and laid it to dry.
This is what they looked like when dry.
Then I went ahead and did my flower as usual.
Here is a pic of the two different kinds. The stained one is on the left.
and this is a pic of some of the ones I did on vacation.
Since I'm doing bunches of these for the shop, and gathering for a class,
I am off to find more nice pins or buttons for centers.
Anyone know where I can get some, cheap??
Amazing how you cannot have enough of something that you did not know what you were going to do with when you got it!
Thanks for coming by.