Sunday, December 19, 2010

Peppermint Ribbon Corsage Tutorial

Making this little sweetie takes a few minutes more than the necklace. Maybe 12 instead of 10. It's still quick and simple and super fun to wear.

- 7/8" ribbon
- Felt
- 3/4" cover button kit
- Coordinating fabric - I used corduroy
- Hot glue gun

1- Follow the instructions on your cover button kit to cover 2 buttons with your coordinating fabrics.

2- Cut 2 felt circles one with a 1 1/4" diameter and one with a 1 3/4" diameter.

3- Take one felt circle and begin hot gluing the ribbon starting at the outside edge and spiraling in, pleating as you to follow the curve. Tuck in the raw ends. Repeat for the second felt circle.

4- Hot glue the covered buttons to the centers of your two ribbon flowers.

5- Cut a small strip of felt - about 1" x 2". Arrange the 2 flowers and hot glue their backs to the new felt strip.

6- I had a pin back lying around that I glued to the back, but you could just pin it to your shirt like a real corsage, or even sew it to your shirt, though I wouldn't count on it to wash well.

I hope you all enjoy these quickie projects. Please give them a try, it's a low input- high yield kind of thing. They're quite cute together and of course they don't have to be holiday themed. Have fun!

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