Festive holiday corsage tutorial

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Festive holiday corsage tutorial

It seems like all of our grandmothers had a few of them; holiday corsages made of mini glass ornaments, metallic foil leaves, ribbon, garland, and other embellishments. I saw this pin from Martha Stewart and decided to make my own version! If you'd like to make a few as well, here's what you will need:

Festive holiday corsage tutorial

Felt in various colors. I used light blue, pink, and white.
Needle
Embroidery thread. I used metallic silver.
Ribbon
Assorted embellishments. I got these mini gifts and ornaments at Michael's.
Pin (not pictured)

Cut out holly leaf shapes from the felt. My leaves ranged in size from about 3 to 2.5 inches tall. Using a single strand of the embroidery floss, thread the needle and stitch the edge of the leaves with a back stitch. Stitch the veins if you'd like, or just the edges. Mix it up!

Festive holiday corsage tutorial

Tie a bow with coordinating ribbon. Try a traditional bow or a looped bow like the one I used. Add a few stitches in the center to secure the ribbon.

Festive holiday corsage tutorial

Choose the embellishments and decide on a layout. Stitch everything together or use a hot glue gun. Stitch or glue the pin to the back.

Festive holiday corsage tutorial

These would make great little handmade gifts. Add one to the top of a present, or make a few to give to dinner guests at your next holiday party!

Festive holiday corsage tutorial

Festive holiday corsage tutorial

Try making a few in different colors! I'm going to make a green one next.

10 comments:

  1. These are so cute, Casey! And very retro. :) Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you, Ann! Happy holidays to you as well!

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  2. Thank you for a great explanation. I was looking online for a similar idea and really appreciate it
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  3. Why we didn't use embroidery floss to stitch the edge of the leaves?

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