Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mothers' Corsages

I wanted to make something for the moms, stepmoms, and grandmas of the bunch to say, "hey, we're the reason these two are here! Or we're the date of someone who's a reason these two are here ;)" so I decided to make wrist corsages! They're a bit of a combo of the bouquets and boutonni√®res, with little fancy flowers and two leaves each that can be bent around the wrist in whatever direction you feel like!

First step, I used this tutorial which I also used for my bouquet - you have to be VERY careful because you are essentially melting fabric! The fabric used should be a little stretchy and have more than just cotton in its content because cotton will just burn, not curl. I used satin that is actually from my sister's wedding! I made her a little handbag for something blue and now I get to use it in my own wedding years later!

Next, I created the leaves using the same technique as the bouttonierres, but they were a bit smaller. I also created the same flowers used on the bridesmaids' bouquets, but again smaller, and used those as the centers of the corsage.

Lastly, I hot glued it all together onto a white ribbon to be tied onto the wrist! I think these will look lovely on all the beautiful moms :)

1 comment:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Katie..You are sooo welcome, so glad you were able to use the flower tutorial, I looked at all of your DIY wedding posts, what a great job, your shoes and the guys "Flowers" are so creative, I love them. I have found that any polyester fabric seems to curl well, but you are right, if it does not curl it is the wrong fabric! So sweet of you to stop by and let me know, you made my night!