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Who wants to be a pretty-prom-princess when you can be the...uh-hem, bad girl? Try this corsage, which can be made from either fake or real flowers.
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Step 1: Gather your supplies

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What you really need is a base. I chose some good, sturdy ribbon to attach the rest of the embellishments to.
You will need:
Black Thread
Ribbon Assortment
Charms, Buttons, Stick-ons: whatever floats your boat
Hot glue gun and glue
Silk or Real flowers
Black velcro pieces
Black material that doesn't fray

Step 2: Make the Glove

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Using your chosen material, make a round tube that fits your arm. (I used an embroidered netting from the fabric store.)This piece should be fairly square. Sew the two edges together to make the tube. Try it on, re-sewing the hand area to taper it off. If you use a decorated material, your mistakes won't show as much. The seam will be on the inner part of your arm.
Once you can see where your thumb should go, cut a small hole and re-fit. If you want, you can add some velvet ribbon to the end for some drama.
(Another idea would be to use an old glove from a thrift-store.)

In this picture, the front of the glove is pointing down, and you can see the thumb hole.

Step 3: Making the Base and Fastener

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use velcro and solid ribbon to make the strap.jpg
sew velcro on ends of ribbon and sew on to base.jpg
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Now start on the base. It's perfectly fine to use a pre-made bow, as long as it can hold some weight. (I will use a pre-made bow in my next Instructable corsage.)

Take a piece(about 5-7 inches) of the wide ribbon, and fold both ends toward the middle. Staple, or hand-sew it together.

Cut a piece of the leather-like ribbon and fit it snuggly around your arm, or wrist, whichever is more comfortable.
Sew velcro pieces to the ends. Make sure it fits before you secure it to the base ribbon.

I attached the strap to the base ribbon with 2 staples.

(Note: I forgot to add it when making the first bow, so the pictures don't show the strap after this step until the end.)
Very Interesting (author) 2 years ago
Thank you everyone:-)
wow that is really nice!
love your creation thanks for sharing:)
Mauigerbil3 years ago
Cool! Totally my style!!
poser6 years ago
canida6 years ago
Sweet! I'd still have voted for using some of the skeleton bits, but perhaps that will show up in a later Instructable.
Sweet Like iKill Said Very Detailed and High Quality Photos
coerul6 years ago
I wish this Instructable had been around for my prom.
Very Interesting (author) 6 years ago
Thanks. If you see anything missing, or don't understand, let me know. It took all day to make, take the photos, and get it up on Instructables. (I made another one too.) I have a new respect for those who publish on here.
iKill6 years ago
for a first instructable this is pretty detailed and has good picture