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How to Make a Corsage (Simple)

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Ok, I promise this is the LAST one. I realized how big the others were and thought maybe some people would want a smaller one. Certainly, you can punk this out as well.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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You will need:
Ribbon Assortment
Glue GUn & Sticks
Scissors
Needle & Thread
Fake flower

Beads
Clear, Stretch Thread

Velcro
Some kind of Artistic design that's flat
(I used a sheer butterfly.)

Whenever I say "glue," I mean hot glue.

Step 2: Prepare Flowers

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I'm using fake flowers. Using fresh flowers is much prettier, but is a completely different process. I'll explain at the end.

Choose a flower that will flatten out, and remove the green. I cut off the stem, but will be re-using it.

(I showed the pink in the beginning, but switched to the yellow with green ribbon.)

Step 3: Glue pieces in place

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Position the flower, turn it over, and glue the stem flat on the back.

Glue on the butterfly, using a scrap piece of wide, satin ribbon to push it against the back of the flower.

Now, glue on the baby's breath.


Step 4: Making the Ribbons

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I sewed a 7" piece of thin, green ribbon at the ends, and glued to the back, but you could skip sewing it and just glue it.

Next, tie a 24" piece of sheer, green ribbon around the stem.

Use a 15" piece of sheer, medium width, yellow ribbon to make the bow for the stem. The sheer allows you to move it around as you tighten it, and doesn't show mistakes. Once the ribbon is secure, cut the ends off, and tack it with a tiny bit of hot glue.

I took another piece of thin, green ribbon, glued a dragonfly bead on the front, and glued it to the back of the flower.

Step 5: Making a Backing

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By this time, the back of the flower looks pretty gnarley. Cut a small piece of velcro and glue it to the back of the flower, covering the mess in the middle.