Monday, September 26, 2011

Guest Post by Southern Lovely

Thanks so much to Lindsay from Southern Lovely for guest posting today.  Take it away, Lindsay:

Hello, I am so excited to be here today. I very much enjoy reading Handy Man, Crafty Woman; it's been one of my favorites for a while.

A little bit about me: I am Lindsay and I blog over at Southern Lovely. My blog has turned into my little break from reality. With three small children, keeping my house in order, preparing meals and *trying* to be a good wife, my crafting moments are sometimes hard to come by. It's usually 10 minutes here and there, and some late nights, but it truly is my creative outlet.
Having two little girls of my own, we can never have enough flowers & bows around here! Once I saw how to make these cute little satin flowers, I knew it was time to add more to our collection. 

Here's what you need to make them: satin, a glue gun, felt, embellishments, pins and/or alligator clips, and a lighter or candle.

I went ahead & bought satin in every color, because that's apparently how I do things around here.  I used 1/4 yard of each, to be exact. More variety, right?!  

Cut circles in all sizes; they don't have to be perfectly round. Carefully burn the edges so the satin curls up. And be careful NOT to burn your fingers, like I may have done. :) Stack them and place glue in between each layer. Place a strip of felt on the back so you can glue your pin or alligator clip to it. 

Add a cute embellishment in the center of the flower, and you're finished! 
Thanks again for letting me stop by! 

Feel free to check out some of my other tutorials sometime.
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