Friday, September 23, 2011

make a birthday corsage!

one of the things i heard on the survey over and over is that you would like to see more crafts. you ask and you receive! here is a tutorial on how to make a birthday corsage. this particular corsage was intended to be worn on matilda's dress i made her for her party. she wasn't feeling it, but i think it turned out really cute. i almost want to just add a zero on the end and wear it myself. it's a super easy project that took me no longer than 15 minutes to make.

you will need: felt or fabric, cardboard, hot glue gun, embroidery thread, and pin

1. cut a circle of cardboard out. this will be the backbone of the corsage.
2. cut two 2"x12" strips of felt or fabric.
3. begin to make pleats out of the material, hot glueing each fold to the cardboard until you've made a a half circle.
4. start over with second piece of fabric until you've completed the circle.
5. cut a circle of felt larger than the cardboard and then hot glue on top to cover it.
6. glue pin to the top middle of the back of the corsage.
7. freehand cut the ribbons and glue them to the front of the corsage, covering any cardboard in the middle.
8. using a fabric pen, draw the number you want to embroider onto a circle of felt. thread embroidery floss and use a straight stitch to stitch the number.
9. voila!

have a great weekend!

5 comments:

Shannon :: The Scribble Pad said...

love this button! cute ideas like this make me long for a girl...but I wouldn't trade my baby boy for the world! I guess I could always make him wear a birthday button...but it looks so cute on the dress in your picture.

Paige said...

I have been absent from your blog because of business (and I miss it!), but I just wanted to say that her party was so perfect!! You guys are a lovely family.

homemade grits said...

you are the sweetest paige! thank you. hope all of your craft fairs have been super successful!

Stephanie said...

So cute! You definitely need to make one for your birthday (or one for mine... I would definitely wear it ;))!!

Happy weekend!!

homemade grits said...

love it. thanks stephanie!