"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wounded Fingers and Happy Girls

What does one do with six 15-yr-old girls and leftover polyester fabric? Aside from making some pretty groovy outfits, one could also create these super-trendy sew-free flower clips:

To make these, cut 2 circles each in three sizes (6 total circles), make several snips toward the center of each circle, hold the fabric edges near a flame to melt into pretty petal shapes (tea candles work great), then stack circles on top of each other with hot glue, glue a clip to the back, and embellish. Easy-peasy. Anyone can do it. Just be sure the fabric isn't a polyester/cotton mix or you may end up with a house fire.

Some fun ways to put these accessories to use are: place in hair or on a headband, on shoe toes, on a necklace chain, on a handbag, or on a cardigan.

I thoroughly enjoyed this evening chatting with our group of super-fun teenage girls as we laughed, furiously created beautiful things, and burned our fingers together. There's nothing quite as awesome as good company, fun activities, and of course, open flame.

1 comment:

  1. So pretty! Very vintage and classy! I love making these flowers too!