Friday, 15 July 2011

An Easy Corsage

Ive been making a lot of these very easy corsages for fundraising and gifts. I thought I would show you how to make them.

I bought some cheap chiffon - the blue stuff came from Ikea and cost £1.29 for the roll, the green was a bit more expensive at £4.00 from a florist wholesalers, but there is more on the roll. I cut around 5 or 6 circles of varying sizes and arrange them so that the smallest is at the front. Catch them together with a switch in the middle. Then, using a special heat tool (I bought one for £12 from Hobbycraft), I start at the front and "melt" the chiffon around the edges.


This is what they look like when they "crisp" up.
You can then used beads, buttons, sequins etc for the centre. Add a clip on the back and hey presto!!!! You can add a brooch clip or a hair slide clip.

20 comments:

Rosie said...

That's very clever! They look lovely and great for fundraising at school fetes etc x

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That is amazing, I really need to find time for myself there is so much that I want to do..... t'other Diane

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty:)

Rowan said...

Those are really pretty but I suspect that I would end up with piles of melted chiffon if I tried it:)

Me said...

Lovely! They're going on my to-do list :) xxx

Janet said...

Lovely -you are clever :} x

jeannette said...

Ooh beautiful for acessories! And so easy!

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

My daughter gave me one of these and I've pulled it out so many times since the winter to look at it and thought about making some. Thanks for the directions...your post may motivate me to get busy!

Jo said...

It's lovely. I'm sure they'll sell very well and make lots of money for your fundraising.

Elizabethd said...

How pretty!

Lisa said...

I'm sure they'll sell well. I love wearing mine!
Lisa x

Little Blue Mouse said...

They're lovely, and such a simple idea.

love those cupcakes said...

You make it look so easy but I have a funny feeling that if I had a go I wouldn't produce anything as pretty. (If you saw some of my knitting you'd know where I was coming from!)

Simone said...

These look great Diane! Do you know if any other fabrics would have a similar effect? x

Rosie said...

Very pretty, Diane - you have some great ideas:)

Michela said...

Cool and so summery-looking!
Have a great weekend!
xxxxx

Lyn said...

Im liking this idea Diane and they look really good, thanks for sharing.
xxx

Ellouise88 said...

Oh they are so pretty!

Poppy said...

I'm sure you will sell out of them! Would you like me to come and cut the trees down? ;)

Lou xxx

PS. my friend lives in Swanage, but we didn’t have any luck....

noelle said...

ooh, I have one of those!!!!xxx