How to Make a Felt Corsage

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How to Make a Felt Corsage
Use scraps from previous projects or buy new materials. (hand crafted items image by Susan Rae Tannenbaum from

A felt flower corsage is a festive accessory that's easy to make. It's a project that can be simplified for children or adults can make artful, complex corsages. Use scraps of felt and fabric from previous projects or buy new at a craft supply store. Felt corsages can be simple or combined with pom-poms, rickrack, pieces of Christmas decoration, artificial leaves, flowers, berries, beads and a bit of ribbon. Each one can be a unique, ready-to-wear creation.

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Things you need

  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Tiny pom-poms
  • Ribbon
  • Bar pin or hair clip
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread

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  1. 1

    Cut felt and fabric into the shape of a leaf. Use a template, or make your own by tracing a real or artificial leaf on paper and cutting it out.

  2. 2

    Glue one or two felt leaves on top of one another, arranging them in varying directions so that they fan out. Reinforce with two or three stitches.

  3. 3

    Cut flower shapes from felt and glue in the centre on the place where the bottoms of the leaves are glued and stitched. If you have long strips of felt, fold them accordion-style and stitch in place to make a more three-dimensional flower.

  4. 4

    Add ribbon, pom-poms and artificial accessories if desired. Sew a bead in the centre of the flower.

  5. 5

    Glue or sew the back of the corsage to a hair clip or bar pin.

Tips and warnings

  • Children can make corsages using craft glue instead of hot glue.

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