DIY Fabric Flower Corsage

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Instead of splurging on a fancy corsage, try making a DIY version customized to fit your style and taste.

Only basic jewelry-making skills are needed for this project.
Only basic jewelry-making skills are needed for this project. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Things You'll Need

Fabric Fabric scissors Rhinestone or flat-back gem Beads Stretch string Hot glue gun *Measuring tape

Cotton fabric works best for this project.
Cotton fabric works best for this project. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 1

Cut a segment of fabric measuring 16 inches by 2 inches.

For best results, use scissors specifically designed for fabric.
For best results, use scissors specifically designed for fabric. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 2

Cut a scalloped edge across the long side of the fabric. You can cut freehand, like this version, or create a guide by drawing a scalloped pattern on the fabric first.

To create a cutting guide, draw a scalloped pattern across the fabric.
To create a cutting guide, draw a scalloped pattern across the fabric. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 3

Add a dot of glue to the bottom corner of the first "petal."

Hot glue dries quickly so you must work quickly.
Hot glue dries quickly so you must work quickly. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 4

Fold the next petal in half and onto the hot glue.

Hot glue can get very hot, so handle this project with care.
Hot glue can get very hot, so handle this project with care. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 5

Add a dot of hot glue to the bottom of the folded petal.

Continue adding glue to the bottom edge of the fabric.
Continue adding glue to the bottom edge of the fabric. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 6

Repeat Steps 3 to 5, fanning out the petals as you glue each one in place, until the entire row has been folded and glued.

The folded scallops take on the shape of a flower.
The folded scallops take on the shape of a flower. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 7

Cut a segment of fabric measuring 1 1/4 inch by 1/2 inch.

Cut a piece of fabric small enough to fit on the back side of the flower.
Cut a piece of fabric small enough to fit on the back side of the flower. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 8

Glue the top and bottom of this piece to the back of the flower to create a loop.

This step creates a fabric loop on the back side of the flower.
This step creates a fabric loop on the back side of the flower. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 9

Glue the rhinestone to the center of the flower.

Rhinestone buttons, old stud earrings and flat-back gems are all great options for the flower's center.
Rhinestone buttons, old stud earrings and flat-back gems are all great options for the flower's center. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 10

Cut a strand of stretch string measuring 1 1/2 times your wrist measurement. Use a bit more string than you think you need to make it easier to tie a knot later.

Using more string than you need makes it easier to tie a knot later.
Using more string than you need makes it easier to tie a knot later. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 11

Add beads to the stretch string.

Add enough beads to wrap around your wrist.
Add enough beads to wrap around your wrist. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 12

Slide the beaded string through the fabric loop.

Connect the beaded string and fabric flower.
Connect the beaded string and fabric flower. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

Step 13

Tie the ends of the stretch string together and cut away the excess.

Finish the corsage by tying the string together.
Finish the corsage by tying the string together. (Image: How to Make a Fabric Flower Corsage)

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