Tiny mixing bowls make great circle templates.
Took a tip from Erin Bassett and used a scented candle to mask the smell of the burning petals. She has a pretty good video demonstration of how to burn the edges of these flowers. Check it out here.
This is the stage where D said it looked like a mound of colorful jellyfish...
Slightly harder than I had anticipated, I managed to come up with some pretty cute flowers. Instead of beads for the center, I used glass marbles. Could of used a couple more layers of petals though... next time :)
My adventure in flower making will continue with fabric rosettes. Stay tuned for part two... coming soon.