I made these upcycled light up corsages and boutonnières for the volunteers at Promdemonium - It was a great way to help them stand out in the crowd!
Step 1: What You'll Need
-Plastic pop bottle (large or small, depending on how big you want your corsage)
-LED throwie (I had these on hand, but you can easily make your own)
-Plastic grocery bags (optional)
Step 2: Cut out the flower
Cut each bulge into a petal shape. You can make the petals round or pointy.
Using a drill, carefully drill out the centre of your flower. Wear safety goggles and work gloves.
Smooth out any rough edges with a knife. You could also use sandpaper or a dremel but I didn't bother.
Step 3: Paint!
Don't worry about painting the back as no one will see it.
Step 4: Add the LED
If you'd like a bit more sparkle, add some left over tinsel garland from Christmas. Trim it down with scissors and use more hot glue to hold it in place.
Step 5: Leaves from fused plastic bags
I chose to use fused plastic bags.
To fuse together the plastic, iron the bags between two sheets of paper with a dry iron on the "silk" setting. Be sure to work in a well ventilated space
Fold over the material and cut out 2 leaves joined together. Make a slit in the middle to slip over the LED's battery and magnet.
Secure the leaves in place with hot glue.