While it is simple to purchase pre-made baby shower corsages, there are some advantages to making your own. Not only can handmade corsages help to stretch your budget, you can customize and personalize your corsages for the special event. There are a number of ways to create these beauties for your special occasion, but a few tips can get you started.
Things You'll Need
- Baby pacifiers with rings
- 1 inch satin ribbon
- Curling ribbon (various colors)
- Craft supplies (glitter paint, beads, baby's breath, stickers)
- Large diaper pins
Purchase a number of baby pacifiers to create festive baby shower corsages. While you can choose any color you like, make sure that the pacifiers have loops or rings that hang from the mouthpiece.
Make various bows from 1-inch satin ribbon, tying the ribbon around the pacifier ring. Make sure that the bow is tied tightly, as you will be pinning the corsage on through the ribbon. In your finished corsage, the rubber mouthpiece of the pacifier will be pointing down, so tie your ribbon accordingly.
Tie multiple pieces of curling ribbon to either side of the satin ribbon along the plastic ring and curl with a pair of scissors.
Add any extra touches you like. For instance, you can use glitter paint to write names on the plastic mouth piece of the pacifier to personalize the corsages for your baby shower guests. You may also add beads or small objects to the curling ribbon, add baby's breath or decorate with "It's a boy" or "It's a girl" stickers.
Complete your baby shower corsages and attach to your guest's lapel with large diaper pins.
Tips & Warnings
- If the mom-to-be knows the sex of the child, consider decorating to match. For instance, for a baby girl, choose pink pacifiers and ribbons or for a boy, baby blue ribbons and diaper pins.
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