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Friday, September 24, 2010

Organza Flowers: a Tutorial.

Have you spotted organza flowers popping up here and there all around Blogland, lately?
Here's my own version of them, and I'd love to share it with you!
I like to mix and match materials and add a second color to perk them up. 





Here we go with the simple instructions. 
Cut circular shapes and/or petals out of organza or your favorite (preferably synthetic) materials.

Burn the edges up, being careful while doing that. You can burn your fingers (oouch!) and the petal as well. A little practice will lead you to use the flame at the just right distance and in the right position. Someone told me they use tealights, but I prefer this way that allows me much more control on what I'm doing.

This is a basic flower, made of circles only. As you can see, they are of different sizes and materials. Pile up your circles, arranging them pleasantly. You can add shaped petals if you wish, as in the above shots of my flowers.

Sew the petals altogether in the very centre, adding beads, crystals, pearls, buttons, whatever!

... They're stunning, aren't they!

Hope you have fun with this tutorial. And please, show me your organza flowers! My little heart rejoiced, after I posted the ribbon rose tutorial, hearing it had been inspiring and seeing how everyone had added their special personal touch! A hearty thank you once again to those who shared their zest with me! You made my day.
Have a splendid weekend, 
Monica x.

30 comments:

  1. You make it look so easy...but it will be a different story when I try it!! lol!

    Thanks, Monica!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  2. I love those, they look great.

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  3. Wow, that's a great decor' idea for my friends dinner party. Thanks for the tutorial.


    http://reetreat.blogspot.com

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  4. How pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    Have a great weekend.

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  5. Oh Monica - these are just BEAUTIFUL! How very sweet and generous of you to share your tutorial!

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  6. Mlle Sombreuil said I love your style, what will help you alittle, is to light a small tea light candle, so you don't have to rub your fingertips raw with the lighter. It will also free up your hands. Love the differant textures.

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  7. Monica you are too awesome for words. I love these. I think it takes a generous soul to go to the trouble (because it takes a lot of work) to do a tutorial for all of us. Thank you so much.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    hugs

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  8. Gorgeous organza! You do make it look easy but I'm not too sure ...

    as for random posts, I think they are the best, honest, a depiction of real life.

    Wishing you all the best. :) Tammy

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  9. Wow! Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing the details on making these scrumptious flowers!! I am going to give it a try and I will let you know!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. Dearest Monica, your organza flowers are gorgeous!! Lately, im really into making my own flowers using fabrics and yours is just gorgeous! I love your very detailed tutorial!! Thanks so much for making it and sharing it here with us! So happy i came by to visit you at your very inspiring space. Have alovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

    jacqueline
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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  11. Your flowers are gorgeous, Monica, thanks for sharing !
    Nice to read Kim is doing well !
    My husband had an operation too, on Thursday, on his elbow, everything went well.
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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  12. Oh they are so beautiful....real beauties.....
    Do you think I can make these myself.....?
    I am not so creative.....;(
    Fine evening
    Hugs

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  13. They're gorgeous, Monica!!! Thank you for the tutorial - I've bookmarked it!
    :)
    Zuzu

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  14. Monica, these are fabulous, I am going to try these for sure, thanks for the directions, I have to get to a fabric store for sure now. hope kim is coming along and that all is well. love your new blog look. take care.

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  15. Beautiful Monica, thank you for sharing your techniques to creating them :)

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  16. I LOVE these flowers. Well done. I hope that Kim and you are both on the mend. What a fantastic story you shared about the owl~I can't even imagine!

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  17. Thanks for sharing the flower tutorial for the flowers. I am sooo inspired. I can't wait to get started. I have some ideas.
    Have a great day.
    Michele

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  18. Hola Mónica, I have gone to see your website and fell in love with your wonderful photography!!! Your garden delights and petals are sooooo lovely pictures!!
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    cariños,
    maria cecilia

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  19. Hi Kim,

    Many thanks for sharing the tutorial of these pretty flowers. Love it that you have used two colours and the combination of the tulle and fabric.

    Happy week and I hope that the packing goes well
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  20. Fantastic flowers Monica!!!

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  21. Yea! This is just what I needed.
    We were wedding dress shopping this week, and fell in love with a belt of these organza flowers.
    Now I can make my own ~~ stay tuned :-)
    I'm linking you up to my last weeks friday's favorites so I can remember!!

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  22. Very , very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Val(Brazil)

    www.crieartezzanato.blogspot.com

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  23. I linked to your tutorial on my blog today and posted pictures of some of the organza flower pins my sister and I made for my daughter's upcoming wedding. After 180 of them I think I really love them! Thank you for the great tutorial and making the whole process look so simple. [URL=http://s1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/geminidream62/?action=view&current=040211012.jpg][IMG]http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/geminidream62/th_040211012.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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  24. Monica, thank you for dropping in, Your flower is gorgeous too! I love the organza it looks so fragile and expensive. Now, if we could just stop burning our fingers LOL, it would be perfect!

    Carol

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  25. But they are beautiful! So sweet!
    You're really talented! I'll try to make some too, with the help of your simple explanations! Thank you! ;)

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  26. I can't wait to try and make these!

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  27. This is beautiful and so is your blog. I have just subscribed.
    Meredith

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  28. Beautiful! I'll be trying them next time I have the right fabric!

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  29. I quickly made a couple flowers this morning just because I had to try it! I'm hooked and now I'm going to need more colors!
    I did a pink one and a blue one but I like your softer colors. Great idea!

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