How to Make a Paper Corsage

Okay guys, nothing will make a girl feel special like a beautiful corsage to wear out to that fancy dinner you're planning for her for Valentine's Day. The problem is, flowers die! So here's a corsage that you can make for her that will last forever!
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Step 1: Gather supplies

Template : the template for this project can be downloaded from the Canon website here
The instructions can also be downloaded there, but I found them rather lacking. So that's why I decided to put this instructable together.
Glue: I used both a glue stick (not pictured) and Aleene's Tacky Glue
(I find Tacky Glue much easier to use if I pour some in a plastic tray and use a toothpick to spread it)
Scissors: you can use a pair of regular scissors, but you might also like to use a pair of shorter detail scissors, like those pictured.

Step 2: Cut out the petals

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Cut out the rectangles surrounding each petal piece, along the solid lines. You really don't need to worry about the part numbers!

Step 4: Cut out each petal

Cut out the petal shape from each piece. Also cut a slit along the red line separating the numbered tabs.

Step 6: Glue tabs together

The lowest numbers on the tabs correspond to the part numbers on the Canon instructions. So, for example, the petal piece with tabs numbered 5 and 6 is Part #5 in the instructions. In order to help keep things straight I glued them so that the lowest numbered tab was on the outside. Apply Tacky Glue to the highest numbered tab and fold the other tab on top of it.
ehthawjar3 years ago
how do u do that
that is beautiful rose flower
i like it
hastey3 years ago
I made these to use instead of bow on a baby shower gift. They were beautiful.
Every one thought they were so pretty.
gemgh4 years ago
Very nice and constructive. Thanks!
Sunny1246135 years ago
WOW i would like to make one of these but i am making a charmander paper craft for my cousins...
3 and 25 years ago
Wow. These are amazing. My parents don't know I have a date to my dance, and I know I need flowers THESE ARE GREAT! Sitting in my room with a glue stick, a Bill Pokemon card as a ruler and a pair of scissors, I put together the best damn looking corsage I've ever seen.
3 and 2 3 and 25 years ago
And just a tip. If you're gluing the petals together (folding, step 3), it helps to make sure you've got it lined up right by having a light nearby to hold it up to.
beobachtet6 years ago
I'm in the process of making a corsage and boutonniere for my boy and i-- out of duck tape - yesssss it's awesome.

Aside from that, I think these look great too.
Rognvaldur6 years ago
I made one and im really happy with it. Next task find a girl to give it to. Thank you for posting this. P.S. But have you checked out the site where he found this. there are many cool things like christmas cards and stuff.
Ausmaus6 years ago
That's amazing! Now all I need is a girl to make one of these for!
A.C.E.6 years ago
o my gosh... THESE THINGS ARE SWEET!!! dude, where did you learn this?
outofthewoods (author)  A.C.E.6 years ago
Hi! Thanks for the compliment! I saw the project template on Canon's Creative Park website and downloaded it. They also have instructions for this project, but they weren't very good, so I just experimented and changed things a bit as I went along. Thanks for looking!
angelcs7 years ago
This is a very delicate craft, cool
wumpalump7 years ago
Dugg it!
canida7 years ago
Wow, those really don't look like paper.
outofthewoods (author)  canida7 years ago
Thanks for the compliments! I actually ended up giving this to my sister-in-law to wear at her bridal shower and she loved it. Here's a picture of her wearing it!
crestind7 years ago
Wow those look amazing!

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