Shiny Fabric Flowers

This is a craft I literally ‘stumbled upon’ the other day.

This is the website for it:

What the idea is that you can hold the fabric above a tealight and it will curl up into a petal shape. I couldn’t believe it and the images looked so pretty that I gave it a go myself.

I must admit that at first I made the mistake of using real silk. When I did so it started to smoke. I then re-read the instructions (thats never really been my bag) and realised I was meant to use what they describe as synthetic silky fabric.

This worked wonders and I saw the effects imediatley.

This is my finished product.