Gosh, it's been busy around here! Landscaping our front and back yard, Cinco de Mayo Party, Prom, Graduation, my hubby's B-day, and a trip to FL for my mother-in-law's birthday celebration. Whew! it's been exhausting. And all in the last 3 weeks!
It's been hard to keep up with the swirling ideas I have in my head for new art pieces and to finish the ones I have started.
But, but, but, I wanted to share this little tutorial I put together....
I made this wrist corsage for my son Nick to give to his sweet girlfriend Laura for Prom. It would have been perfect for a wedding too!
Easy Wrist Corsage Tutorial
Satin Wristlet (I got mine at JoAnn Fabrics - you will only need the metal device for the wrist corsage & don't forget to use your coupon!)
3 Fresh "Sweetheart Roses" (I got mine at my local Publix Supermarket) Make sure to keep them in water.
Several sprigs of fresh baby's breath
Small silk flower sprigs
Beads, approx. 66 (I used plastic iridescent beads)
Metal floral wire or a bread tie
Small piece of white poster board or card stock
1. Cut and remove the satin and elastic parts from the metal clip, you will only need the metal part.
2. String three strands of beads on the elastic cord, ( I used 22 beads per strand; adjust according the the size of your beads and the wrist size you will need).
3. Bring each end of the elastic cords up through the slits on either side of the metal clip and tie each bead strand into a knot. Tie each strand of beads separately. (Opps! Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of this step, but I think you can figure it out)
4. Add a small amount of Super glue to each knot to reinforce.
5. Cut a small piece of white poster board to fit over the top of the clip as shown. Glue in place with Super glue. (This will prevent the hot glue, which you will add later, from melting the elastic!)
6. Add a cluster of silk leaves and the silk flower sprigs to each side of the clip and fold over the metal pieces on the clip to secure in place. Add hot glue if necessary.
7. Make loops with the ribbon (four or five on each side) and secure with the floral wire or bread tie.
8. Use hot glue to secure the ribbon in the center as shown.
9. At this point, you should STOP! unless it's less than 24hrs. before the event or else your roses will not be very fresh. I made mine the morning of the Prom. So if it's time...continue with this step and cut the stems off of the roses.
10. Hot glue the roses in the center of the corsage. Wait a moment for the glue to dry then pull several of the ribbon loops up between the roses to fill some gaps.
11. Cut the baby's breath into small sprigs and separate the silk flowers into small clusters; set aside.
12. Make ribbon loops by twisting and adding a small about of hot glue.
13. Tuck baby's breath, silk flower clusters, greenery, and the ribbon loops around the roses securing everything with hot glue.
14. Don't forget to store your beautiful corsage in the refrigerator! I placed mine into a small tupperware container. While I was at Publix to purchase the roses, I should have asked the bakery department for one of those plastic containers with a lid. Next time!
This was so easy and so much fun to make, but the best part was watching my son give it to Laura. He was so cute, he told me it would be so special if I made Laura's corsage instead of buying one. And I'm so glad I did!
What an adorable couple!