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How to Make a Corsage

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This corsage can be made out of inexpensive materials, using either fake, or real flowers.
Most of the materials for this came from the dollar store, or Wally-world, aka Walmart.
 
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Step 1: Gather Materials

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You will need the following:
Needle and Thread
Ribbon Assortment
Pre-made bow (sticky back is better)
Hot glue gun and glue
Scissors
Mesh material
Stapler
Fake flowers
(White floral tape if you use real flowers)
A wide assortment of embellishments

Step 2: Backing

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Cut out a 10" x 10" piece of sheer material that has some sturdiness to it.

Fold it in half 2 times, until it makes a square.
Cut the edges, making the corners round. (You're trying to make a big circle.)

Unfold, and place in center of your hand. Push the center in with your finger, grasping it in the middle.

Twist it down and around so you have a good amount of waves all the way around.

Staple the bottom "nub" to tack it while you sew it together. Once it is tightly secure, cut off the "nub."

Cut around the edges to make it even.

Step 3: Add Bottom Piece Decorations

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After you have the bottom piece even, you can add some of the embellishments. I used stick-on clear jewels, and some crystal sprigs I found in the wedding-craft section at Wally-world.

I cut the sprigs very short, and glued them in the center. I used a scrap piece of satin ribbon to push them down on the glue.

I used the jewel stickers around the edges.

Don't be afraid to use things you normally wouldn't think of. Broken buttons, or beads will work well too. You can glue just about anything on this.

When you glue through the mesh, make sure to put a piece of scrap satin under it to keep it from sticking to the surface. Pull it out shortly after to prevent gluing it permanently.
How pretty. Great instructable! I wanted to make my girlfriend something meaningfull and im broke. hahaha so this will definatly help :)
Very Interesting (author) 3 years ago
Thank you everyone for commenting. I've been away from the crafting and will be getting back into it soon.
This is amazing! Thank for sharing. I've made one by myself. It looks lovely/
halla3 years ago
hi, it is amazing i like it
it is so easy to make one
thanks lots
I cannot stop admiring your stuff! You're just so good in Doing-it-Yourself! You must be proud of you!
Brilliant! Just what I've been looking for my Zombie Prom! As soon as I am done I will let you see the results - just need to find my netting first!
Very Interesting (author)  Hello Doris!5 years ago
May I refer you to my Zombie doll? She would love to go to the prom.
holly faye5 years ago
love the feathery nest, its so soft and dreamy!
JoJo015 years ago
That is really pretty im thinking about making mine for prom this year... do you know how to make a boutonniere to go with that one?
Very Interesting (author)  JoJo015 years ago
I am super busy with projects right now, but will try to make a quick Instructable sometime this week. What you need immediately, is to get to the stores and get any remaining discounted Christmas ribbon, and sparkling accents that would look good on your boutonniere. See if there's anything with fake flowers on it that you can tear off as well. Please post your finished projects.....good luck! :)
Ok and thank you.. i'll get my mom to help me go get some of the things that we can get now.. i dont have my dress so i dont know the colors yet
puffyfluff5 years ago
Neat. I'm going to make one for my mom.
Rainbow_Han5 years ago
THats really nice!and sooo pretty! It would adapt really easily to go in your hair aswell! well done
Very Interesting (author)  Rainbow_Han5 years ago
Thanks!