Baby sock corsages are cute, decorative items to make for a mom-to-be to wear at her baby shower. Corsages can also be made for grandmas-to-be so they are distinctive and stand out. These corsages are not only adorable, but also functional, as the mom can wash and use the socks for her little one.
Things You'll Need
- Baby socks
- Double-sided tape
- Scissors or wire cutters
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Silk flower fillers and leaves
Lay a baby sock on a table. Roll it tightly at a slight angle; start at the toe and work toward the top of the sock. This will form a rosebud, with the middle sticking out of one side. Use double-sided tape to secure the sock so it doesn't unroll. Fold the end of the sock opposite the rosebud up toward the rosebud to make flaps that look like a petal's edges. Repeat this with all your baby socks.
Cut a piece of floral wire for each rosebud sock you make. These can be as long as you want, depending on how large you would like the corsage to be. Poke the wire into the bottom of the rosebud sock to create a stem.
Wrap the bottom of the rosebud sock with floral tape. Continue wrapping the tape down the wire to secure it. Repeat this with all your rosebud socks.
Cut some silk flowers and leaves for filler. Arrange these with the rosebud socks. Cut all the ends so they are identical lengths.
Wrap floral tape around all the stems from the bottom of the flowers to the bottom of the wires. They should form one large stem when taped together.
Cut a piece of ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the base of the flowers. Tie the ribbon into a knot and then into a bow. Pin the corsage on the mom-to-be's outfit, or make the corsage into a wrist corsage by sewing an elastic band onto the taped stems.
Tips & Warnings
- Use different colored socks to create a more festive corsage.
- Avoid using glue to keep the sock roses rolled if you ever plan on using the socks again, as this could damage them when you try to unroll them.