Friday, August 13, 2010

Katie- DIY Silky Flower and GIVEAWAY!!!

Hey everyone! I am Katie from SmileyEyes.

I wanted to share a really easy way to make some cute poppy flowers. I think they are so perfect to wear in your hair, as a brooch, on a necklace, or even as a cute summer ring.

These are super cute and super easy to do. All that you need is a silky fabric (does not have to be real silk, but just something that is shiny and has some stretch to it), a candle, scissors, needle and thread (or hot glue), and some cute buttons. You might also want to buy a headband, hairclip, pin backing, or necklace that you may want to add the flowers to.

Once you have your materials… then cut 5-7 circles of increasing diameter out of the fabric:

Next carefully light your candle and hold the edge of the silky fabric up close to the flame. The edges of the fabric will curl and shrink when the flame gets close. Go slowly, and with one area at a time, because the fabric can melt very quickly!

Continue all the way around the fabric rounds till they look like this:

Then stack the new petals on top of each other:

Once the flower is made, secure the middle of the poppy with your needle and thread or each layer with a hot glue gun. You can add a button, bead, or pearl to the middle to complete:

And ta-da! Pretty flowers all ready to attach to anything!

I hope you enjoy!!! These take no time at all and look so pretty! If you want more Do It Yourselves, you can check out my DIY section on my blog! Thanks Lindsay for letting me be part of your fun blog party!!!

As a treat to all of Pixies and Bears readers... I want to share a giveaway with you guys! Giveaways are about my favorite thing ever, and I made one for you!

I am giving away a package of goodies that include:

 a mini scrapbook,
 two rosette headbands,
two silky flower hairpieces,
and a couple purple pompom flowers.

Oh so cute!
All you need to do is go to and leave a comment telling me your favorite flower! Get extra entries if you become a subscriber of both our blogs and leave a comment telling me that you did! Easy huh? For even more extra entries, you can blog about this blog party giveaway! Hope you all have just the most amazing Friday!!


  1. adorable way to make flowers.. I am definately gonna try this! Thanks for the DYI

  2. CUTE BLOG!! I'm your follower, linking up from NFF. Come by Sassy Sites and say hi! :) Have a great weekend!

  3. I love these! I was looking for great silk flowers, I guess I should checked with you! oops. Thanks for the great instructions!

  4. WOW!! That even looks easy enough for me to do! :)
    I love these!

  5. wow this is so perfect katie!! such a great idea!! :)

  6. These turn out fantastic! I think even I could do this.

  7. Freakin' cute!

    - Following both blogs. :]

  8. following lindsays blog

    also this is sooooo cute!!

  9. Oh, how fun! My favorite flower isn't so much a flower, but rather I like either basil plants or succulents!

  10. Very cute idea! I'm a new follower from Just Something I Whipped Up.


  11. Ooh those are really adorable!
    I am going to have to try this.

  12. Thanks so much for the tutorial. They are definitely on my list of things to do!! So cute!! :-)

  13. beautiful! i have always wondered how to make these. thanks for the great tutorial! tonya ;)


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