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Boyfriend corsages or a corsage that displays a photo, are wonderful for school dances, anniversary parties or special banquets. They are an easy craft for teenagers and they make great school fundraisers. They are a wonderful keepsake and can be displayed long after the event, attached to a curtain or pillow.
Approximate Time: A few hours, including drying time.
By Cyndee from Winfield, KS
When we did the flowers for my daughter's wedding, we asked a friend who was talented as making bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, etc. She did a wonderful job. We were able to save a lot of money because we bought the flowers fresh, right off the floral shop's delivery truck. This is a sample of what we had that day. These were live flowers.
Approximate Time 30 min
Pull stem from mum. Glue mum to card stock circle slightly larger than mum. Glue might be needed between mum layers if they start coming apart. Glue ribbons between mum and cardstock in length needed for child's size, usually about 6 inches. These are also in your school colors. Glue garter to back of cardstock. Now the fun part, glue charms to ribbons and onto mum. Glue curling ribbon to cardstock and into mum.
By Randa from San Marcos, TX
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I was wondering if anybody knew how to make homecoming mums? You all remember those crazy overpriced dangly things we wore in high school? Now it's my son's turn to buy one and I was hoping to make one to save some money. Any ideas?
Check out your local craft store. They're really simple to make and you can put as much or as little on in decorations. Best part is the only tool you need is a hot glue gun. I know our local florist's charge and arm and a leg, but with 2 boys that played football the mum factor came to me for their gf's. Good Luck!
The flower is called a china mum. The corsage is just one flower with a standard floral bow and a bit of net like any other corsage.
If you do a google search, there are several sites that pop up. Here are a couple of them.
Find a local florist to make them for you. In our area, they go for about 8.00 and are beautiful. They are made very well and you don't have to worry about the time it takes to get all the stuff and make them. They are very time consuming.
Using seasonal wild flowers, you can make this quick and easy wrist corsage. This is a page about making a wild flower wrist corsage.
A corsage wristlet is usually pretty easy to slip over the wrist but if it is too loose it may need to be pinned. This is a page about attaching a corsage to wristlet.
If you can find the wristlets at either a florist or craft store it provides a good starting place for your corsage. This is a page about making wrist corsages.
This is a page about making a fabric wrist corsage. You can easily make a beautiful fabric wrist corsage to coordinate with our outfit.
This is a page about making a birthday candy corsage. A unique personalized corsage can be a lovely birthday gift idea.