Make Your Own Prom/Wedding Corsage

May 21, 2014, In: DIY, Floral, How-to
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Prom and wedding season is upon us! Here’s a quick and easy way to make a beautiful silk corsage and matching boutonniere for you and your man to wear on that special day!

What you’ll need:

  • 1″ Wide Double Sided Silk Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun and Stick
  • Wire Cutters
  • Scissors
  • Silk Flowers of your choice

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For my silk flowers, I chose ranunculus as my focal flower, eucalyptus for my greens and a bunch of small white spray flowers as filler.

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To begin, cut a piece of ribbon about 18″ long and tie a knot in the center. Set aside.

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Then, using the ribbon still on the spool, gather the ribbon between your fingers by simply looping back and forth. Three loops on either side is plenty, be sure to leave a short tail at the beginning and end. Cut the ribbon from the spool.

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Then take the ribbon with the knot in the center that we set aside earlier, and place it on top of the loops we just created. Secure everything together by tying the ribbon with the knot in the center, into a simple knot on the backside.

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This is a good time to dove tail all of your ends to give them a professional and finished look.

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Using your wire cutters, snip off the stems of your ranunculus, and cut your greens and filler flowers down to about an inch in length.

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I began by laying all of my flowers out, to get an idea of how I would like the finished corsage to look. Then using the hot glue gun and starting with the greens simply glue the silk flowers onto the ribbon base we created.

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Once your greens and major flowers are glued down, fill any gaps or holes with your filler flowers.

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To wear your corsage, simple tie it onto your wrist allowing the silk ribbon tails to hang down.

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And that’s it! You’ve just created a beautiful corsage that is sure to last through the evening and then some!

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Be sure to stop back on Friday to learn how to make the matching boutonniere!

Salute, Sharleen

 

 

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