Mother’s Day is coming right up, and I’ve got something she is sure to love! Handmade, pretty, and from the heart, this gift checks all the boxes. Download the template, and make this elegant, Mother’s Day corsage for the extra special mom in your life.
When I was in high school, I remember ordering a boutonniere for my first school dance. When I picked it up, my first thought was, “That’s it? I could have made something better than this.” No disrespect to the florist—they obviously get a lot of orders during Prom season, and they need to crank them out pretty fast. But, that’s when I decided that, from there on out, I would handmake all the boutonnieres for my dates.
And I did! It was honestly so much fun. I always loved wearing a beautiful corsage with multiple flowers and colors, and I thought my date deserved the same. So all my handmade boutonnieres were pretty over-the-top, but I never got any complaints.
Well, with both prom season underway, and Mother’s Day coming up, I thought it would be fun to try my hand at miniature floral arrangement again. And that’s where this little beauty comes into play!
- Hot Glue
- Floral Wire
- Floral Tape
- Wire Cutters
- A Ribbon & Velcro
- Gems (optional)
- Bone Folder (optional)
- A Cutting Machine or X-ACTO knife
- My Free Template
How to Make It
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the Mother’s Day corsage pieces.
Note: If you are using the SVG file that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.
Assembling the White Flowers
2. Start by gathering all of the white flower pieces and curling all of the edges.
Note: There are enough pieces provided in the template for one large and one small, budding flower.
If you’d like to, attach a gem to the center of the smallest (five-petal) flower piece.
Glue the petals of the innermost piece so that they overlap slightly. Attach the next five-petal flower piece similarly.
Then, for the larger flower, glue each of the three-petal sections on one at a time.
Assembling the Pink Flowers
3. Start by attaching some floral wire to the end of one of the yellow, frayed strips. Then, roll the whole thing up, gluing the rest as you go (make sure not to glue the frayed, top pieces).
Once that is in place, fluff the frayed ends out to look like a dandelion.
Next, curl the edges of the pink petals, and attach them one by one around the yellow center.
Wrap floral tape around the base of the flower and the wire for a more finished look.
Arranging the Corsage
4. Curl and bend your leaves. Then, arrange them however you’d like, using generous amounts of hot glue along the way.
Once all the flowers are in place, attach the oval piece as a backing to hold it all together.
5. Attach the corsage to a wristlet if you’d like. If you would prefer to pin it to a shirt/lapel, then you won’t need to worry about this part.
You can buy pre-made wristlets, or cobble one together like I did. I just used a wide strip of ribbon and a little bit of velcro. With those in place, I attached the corsage to the center, like so.
Not only does this corsage make a lovely Mother’s Day gift, but it’s one Mom can show off all day long. And, what mother doesn’t love a handmade present from the heart?
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other Mother’s Day freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy putting this Mother’s Day corsage to good use. And don’t forget to share your beautiful finished product with me on Instagram!
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