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These flowers were on my to-do list for a long time before I finally gathered the courage to try them.
I’ve always been a total wuss when it comes to lighters, so the thought of burning the edges of the fabric made me hesitate.
You know.
For a couple of years.

And I’m not gonna lie.
I totally burned my first few attempts.
Charred, ruinous little piles of fabric were not exactly the results I was hoping for, so I almost gave up.
But eventually I got better with just curling the edges of the fabric with the flame and was able to put the fire extinguisher away.
Well, away but within arms reach. ;)

I didn’t use any particular method to my madness, just cut two circles about 5-6 inches in diameter, then cut two circles a little smaller, and continued to do that until I felt I had enough.
See, very scientific.

Curled the edges with the flame (obviously I haven’t perfected this part yet), then piled them together and put a few stitched through the center.
I like adding buttons to the center to embellish a little, then add a clip or pin to the back with a glue gun.

The loveliness of the flowers made me forget all about the shameful little piles of ash that I quickly swept out of sight.

Because I’m a big scaredy-cat about accessorizing, I gave these away to my sister.
Maybe someday I’ll be daring enough to wear one myself. It’s sad that I’m such a plain Jane, because I love pretty stuff.
It doesn’t help that the one time I tried to wear a flower in my hair, my sister was visiting and she laughed at me.

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