Instead of splurging on a fancy corsage, try making a DIY version customized to fit your style and taste.
Things You'll Need
Fabric Fabric scissors Rhinestone or flat-back gem Beads Stretch string Hot glue gun *Measuring tape
Cut a segment of fabric measuring 16 inches by 2 inches.
Cut a scalloped edge across the long side of the fabric. You can cut freehand, like this version, or create a guide by drawing a scalloped pattern on the fabric first.
Add a dot of glue to the bottom corner of the first "petal."
Fold the next petal in half and onto the hot glue.
Add a dot of hot glue to the bottom of the folded petal.
Repeat Steps 3 to 5, fanning out the petals as you glue each one in place, until the entire row has been folded and glued.
Cut a segment of fabric measuring 1 1/4 inch by 1/2 inch.
Glue the top and bottom of this piece to the back of the flower to create a loop.
Glue the rhinestone to the center of the flower.
Cut a strand of stretch string measuring 1 1/2 times your wrist measurement. Use a bit more string than you think you need to make it easier to tie a knot later.
Add beads to the stretch string.
Slide the beaded string through the fabric loop.
Tie the ends of the stretch string together and cut away the excess.
- How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage