These are pretty easy to make and they make beautiful flowers. You can layer them with Prima Flowers, glitter, Utte. In other words the possibilities for variations on these flowers are endless.
I started at 3″ and stair stepped down every 1/2″, so I have a 3″, 2.5″, 2″ etc. I don’t have a circle punch so I cut everything by hand. The chiffon is probably easier to cut by hand and I could have used the Cricut to cut the paper but I was already cutting by hand so I did it all by hand.
I hand the white chalk pencil in my sewing box and used it to draw around the template of the 2.5″ circle and 1.5″ circle out of Chiffon.
On the Chiffon circles I took a lighter and burned around the circles. This keeps the Chiffon from unraveling. Word of caution here: You need to be careful and do not hold the flame too close to the Chiffon.
I used my reverse tweezers and the heat gun to blow the edge of the Chiffon back toward the tweezers, this helped it to curve. Another word of caution, the heat gun will melt the Chiffon so you want to be very careful not to hold it directly on the Chiffon or you will end up with nothing but melted Chiffon.
This post will be continued tomorrow. This is a long process but the out come is so pretty. So be sure to watch for the next post.