How to Make Handkerchief Corsages

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How to Make Handkerchief Corsages
Handkerchiefs can double as attractive accessories. (handkerchiefs image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

A pretty and feminine floral corsage offers accent to a formal or even casual outfit. The downside of accessorizing with real corsages is that they tend to whither and die. Handkerchief flowers offer a permanent and crafty alternative to the fresh choice for making a corsage. Making handkerchief corsages at home allows you the ability to create your own flirty and cute designs to wear with a variety of outfits regardless of the occasion.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Handkerchiefs (3)
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Flat-backed gemstones
  • Brooch backing

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Instructions

    Flower Corsage

  1. 1

    Spread a handkerchief out before you evenly, making sure it is free of wrinkles.

  2. 2

    Fold the handkerchief in half from corner to corner, creating a triangular shape.

  3. 3

    Fold the handkerchief in half again, making the triangle smaller.

  4. 4

    Cut the corners from the folded triangle of handkerchief fabric, to create rounded edges.

  5. 5

    Unfold the triangle one time and glue a flat-backed gemstone to the center of the folded material.

  6. 6

    Glue the brooch backing to the back center of the folded material. The end results in a funky and artistic "flower" corsage.

    Rosette Corsage

  1. 1

    Spread a handkerchief out evenly in front of you.

  2. 2

    Roll the handkerchief lengthwise, tightly.

  3. 3

    Grasp one end of the rolled tube of handkerchief material and roll the material to create a spiral.

  4. 4

    Glue a brooch backing to the back of the handkerchief roll.

  5. 5

    Glue a gemstone on the top center of the rolled fabric to create a stunning rosette corsage made of a handkerchief.

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