Mother’s Day Corsage {Crepe Streamer Flowers}

I’m still playing with the crepe party streamers…I had no idea how easy this stuff ruffles! The flowers turned out so pretty yesterday that I thought they would make great corsages for Mother’s Day. If you missed the sewing tutorial you can find it here. Below I will show you how I made the flowers and how to make them into a beautiful corsage for your Mom to wear on Mother’s Day!

You want to begin by making basic ruffles with the Crepe Party Streamers. Again, if you missed the sewing tutorial you can find the details here.

I made one continuous ruffle out of a strip of streamer cut to 120 inches long.

Starting at one end, fold the ruffle accordion style, back and forth, about 5 or 6 times. {Creased your streamer flat at the folds}

Begin wrapping your ruffle around the fold holding the bottom tightly.

Go around about six times to create the center of your flower, then dab some hot glue on the end and fold a scrap piece of streamer over the glue to seal.

Continue wrapping the remainder of your ruffle around the flower center and hot glue the end to hold in place. Turn you flower over, squirt a dab of hot glue on the back and place another scrap piece of streamer on top to hold.

The front of your flower will now look like the picture above. To make mine even fuller I made another ruffle out of an additional strip of streamer measuring 60 inches and continued wrapping around the flower. {I simply hot glued the beginning and end of the ruffle to hold in place}

Once done flip your flower over, squirt some hot glue on the back and place two strips of scrap streamers over the glue as shown above. This will give you a nice flat back to work with and help hold the ruffles in place.

Isn’t she pretty?

I wanted to add some color to mine using few different shades of acrylic paint.

I lightly brushed on the various colors making sure to get in-between each petal. While the paint was still wet I took a squirt bottle filled with plain tap water and lightly misted the entire flower. I then went back with my brush and blended in the colors.

Once completely dry you have yourself a beautiful flower.

You can really get creative with the colors. {use your Mom’s favorite colors}

I made a solid yellow one to go on the Ruffle Wall Canvas for my powder room.

I just love the texture of the crepe streamers.

To make the flower into a corsage I simply hot glued a clear button to the back. You can find the clear buttons in any craft store {they are the clear ones that you can insert pictures into}

What a perfect little accessory for your Mom to wear to Mother’s Day brunch…

or to wear any other day of the year! Enjoy!

The Second Sunday Showcase Party will begin tonight! I have another great giveaway planned – Hope to see you there!
                  

Comments

  1. I recently found your blog and just love it…You are so creative….Who thought you could do this with crepe? They are beautiful!

  2. My mom once made me a Raggedy Ann Costume to die for. She made my wig out of red crepe paper. Your projects are great and bring back a good memory for me.

  3. I just added this to the post I made yesterday about the crepe ruffles! Darling!

  4. Stunning!

  5. Beautiful! I’m planning our Mother’s Day this weekend for the grandmothers. This would be perfect!

  6. I wouldn’t wear it, but I would LOVE it on a wreath or canvas. Stunning and so creative!

  7. Great project! Would love to see you at craft schooling Sunday this week! all the best, sara

  8. That is stunning!

  9. Gorgeous!
    ~Rebekah

  10. Those would be gorgeous on a wreath or in a rustic basket or urn. Love ‘em.

  11. That is so neat! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Nancy

  12. This is SO awesome! I love it!
    Shelley

  13. Ohhhhhhhhh la la!

    m ^..^

  14. Looks Great!!

  15. Love what you’re doing with the streamers and your tutorials are fab.

    Alyssa
    Lifeoflyssie.com

  16. How pretty! Dropping by from BNOTP.

    Allison
    AtticMag

  17. This is just beautiful…..

    HUgs,
    Melissa

  18. Stunning! Who knew crepe paper could be SOO beautiful.

  19. spectacular! you’ve totally inspired me… thank you

  20. Very cute! It seems easy enough as well but somehow I know mine would not turn out as perfect as yours :)

  21. Love, love, love it!!
    ~Jennifer
    http://www.studiojru.com

  22. Beautiful! You would never guess those used to be crepe paper streamers!

  23. They look lovely! I am sure you mother will appreciate them.

  24. I love the look of the paint on the crepe paper! I kept reading just to see how you achieved the beautiful colors :)

  25. Those are super pretty!!! I made some tissue paper peonies for a baby shower recently but I think I like yours better. I’m just not very adept at using my sewing machine. Guess it’s time to practice!

  26. Wow! I am making some TODAY!! so fun and so easy! Love them!

  27. Love those flowers. They came out perfect!!!! Going to have to try that one. Thanks!!!!

  28. Fun!

    My great-aunt wore a May Day DRESS made out of crepe paper!

  29. oh i struggled with crepe paper roses, but these look like something i could actually do! love your crepe paper projects :O)

    stopping by from tater tots n jello!

  30. wow these are lovely!! thanks for sharing!

    http://www.smallbirdstudio.blogspot.com

  31. What a lovely idea! I will have to make some for fun one day. I’ll be sure to post about it and send a link to your blog. Thanks for the idea.

    ~Christine

  32. Super neat idea! I could see using those flowers for a lot of future projects!

  33. This would be great for this blog carnival!! http://tinyurl.com/3xd6rsj

  34. Awesome! I just had to make one tonight! I added it to one of my new fav crafts for gifting…a picture frame where I sew the picture on to either scrapbook paper or fabric. This was the perfect embellishment! YEAH!

  35. LOVE these flowers! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Just discovered your blog and I love it!

  36. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the paint job, just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll be linking.

  37. Love this! I’d love for you to check out Flower Week on my blog. http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2010/05/flower-week-linky-party.html

  38. I’ve been saving this great idea, and I’m finally gonna link to your post – this weekend at Dollar Store Crafts.

  39. Thanks for showing step by step process. I’ll start trying to make something as beautiful as the one you created. Also color combination is very nice!

  40. Just beautiful and your tutorial is great :) Thanks for sharing!

        

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