Friday, September 17, 2010

Flower Corsage

I'm not too much of a girlie girl but there are times when life calls for a little frill!  Especially after taken care of kids and hanging out in sweats all day.  This is a super easy flower corsage that I made with ribbon that you can attach to just about anything.  You could sew it on to something or use a pin clasp (or in my case just a safety pin since I ran out of pin clasps.)  All you need is some ribbon and some hot glue!  
Excuse my rotary son decided that it needed his artistic touch a few years ago.

First cut 12 strips at 2 1/2 inches long and dab small bits of hot glue at the end of your ribbon and fold each corner over a bit.  Put a dab of glue in the center at the top and fold the top over.  Do the same for all 12 petals.
Once you have them all done cut out a small felt circle and start placing them on there with small dabs of hot glue.  I folded the ribbon back on each side too create a pleat or so (see below.)   Glue 6 of the petals on.  Now for the next layer of petals just start gluing them on in the same manner as the first layer but overlaying in between the first layer.   
For the center of the flower just take a strip of ribbon and folded it half.  Run a loose running stitch on the edge of the folded ribbon and gathered it up.  Next start rolling it up to form a bud or small flower in the center and use a needle and thread to stitch the bottom of it to secure it.  Its hard to see in the picture because of the black ribbon.  After you have made your center just apply it to the center of the petals with some hot glue and your flower corsage is ready!
 Here is the finished flower...I attached it to my purse that I made
You could also pin it to a sweater...
You could also attach it to a necklace!  I just ran the small safety pin through the chains and connected them.



  1. I love your flower! My sisters are always asking me to make them flowers and I know they would love this - thinking Christmas already!

  2. What a cool flower! Awesome idea! Thanks so much for sharing.


  3. This is beautiful thanks for sharing the tutorial i love the fact that is made with ribbons turned out very pretty!

    I am hosting my own link up party Sew Crafty Saturday would love it if you stopped by and linked up :)

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

  4. SUPER cute! What a great technique!
    You should come link this up at my Making It With Allie Party!

  5. Love this idea. I would have never thought of it!

  6. i love this!! i just got some pretty black necklaces from my mom and they need something to accent them. this flower will be perfect!!

  7. Great idea. I love the flowers, but don't have the flair to pull them off. Maybe on my purse? I'll have to give it a shot and see.

  8. That is great! It almost looks plastic in the photos, or like shiny leather. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

  9. That's fabulous! Im going to make one of these tommorrow! Check out my blog if you get a chance.

  10. Wow, that looks fab!
    and you make it sound so easy.
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Great job! Fabulous x

  12. WOW!! I can't believe you used ribbon for this. How clever!!

  13. I've been on a flower making binge lately, and your version is wonderful. I'll be trying it tomorrow....thanks for the easy directions!

  14. I love this flower, and the simplicity of the work I will have to do to make one! I even re-posted this over on my blog...thanks so much!

  15. I love this! I am a flower ADDICT.


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