You can make these burned fabric flowers easily, then add them to almost anything! I’ve made them into necklaces, headbands, hair clips, sock clips, rings, and gift bags. I’m sure there are more things you could do with them, but this is a pretty good list to start with!

burned flower headband

burned flower clips

burned flower sock deco

burned flower gift bag

burned flower ring

burned flower necklace white

This is not a craft for kids. To make these flowers, just cut out three or four circles in a smaller size and three or four circles in a slightly larger size. They don’t have to be perfect. I used 8 circles total. Stack the circles and go outside. Using a lighter, carefully singe the edges of the fabric. If it catches fire, blow it out or drop it on the ground and step on it. Mine just smoldered most of the time, but there have been a few times when I have had to drop the fabric circles to avoid getting burned, so watch out! Rotate the circles so you singe all the edges.

burn flowers

Once you’ve burned the edges, rotate the stack of circles so that they look uneven. The burning tends to burn them all the same way, and you want the layers to be slightly different. Since I used a printed fabric for this flower, I also flipped every other layer over, so some layers were right side up, some right side down. Put the smaller circles on top. Next, wipe the edges of the fabric on a paper towel to get rid of most of the soot.

stacked layers

This next part varies depending on what you are going to do with the flower. I wanted to make this one into a necklace, so I picked two buttons, one for the top (the one that will show) and one for the bottom of the stack. The one on the bottom is just so the glue has something to stick to, so choose a button size that will fit into your bottle cap. With a needle and thread, sew through the two buttons and the layers of fabric, so the fabric is sandwiched between the buttons.

add buttons

For the ring, gift bag, hair clip, and sock clip, you can use a brad from the office supply store, stick it through the middle of the circles, and bend it onto a ring, the bag, or a hair clip, adding a drop of glue to really make it stick. Here are some of the supplies I’ve used when making these flowers:

flower supplies

The flowers are versatile in that they can be left flat, like in the headband and the gift bag photos, or they can be sprayed with water and wrinkled, like the rest of the flowers, so they are more three dimensional. If you decide to wrinkle the layers, spray them first, then pull each layer up around the button one at a time and hold for a few seconds before bringing up the next layer. Once you have squeezed all the layers around the button, release and let it dry for a few minutes.

wrinkle fabric

The last thing is to glue the flower onto the necklace bottle cap. (I got these at Hobby Lobby – they are the ones that make the eyeballs in the supply photo above.) I used the glue in the photo, because I really wanted the necklace to stick. This stuff is really smelly and directs you to use it in a well ventilated area. Please follow all directions if you decide to use this type of glue. Just put a glob on the underside button and stick it to the bottle cap. Let it dry, add a chain, and you have a flower necklace.

burned flower necklace

The hair clips can double as sock clips. The headband only needs one button, then to be sewn to the headband. The other thing I’d better mention is that these flowers have a burned smell for a couple of days. If I’m going to wear it right away, I spray it with perfume to help it along. Even if you don’t spray with perfume, the burned smell goes away within a couple of days.

I’m sure there are a million more ways you could use these cute flowers. If you decide to give this a try, I’d love to see what you come up with. Happy crafting!

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6 Responses to 6 Ways to Use a Burned Fabric Flower and How to Make One

  1. Jenni says:

    Sweet! I love how cute and easy these are. Going to try this soon. :) Found you via thefrugalgirls.com chic and crafty party.

  2. Jen says:

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  4. Judy says:

    Super cool idea!!

  5. […] a fun take on the burned fabric flowers that I showed you how to create here. Just make the flowers using a brad as the center, then cut holes in the gift bag and insert the […]

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