How to Make Handkerchief Corsages

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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.

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

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

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

  • A pretty and feminine floral corsage offers accent to a formal or even casual outfit.
  • Handkerchief flowers offer a permanent and crafty alternative to the fresh choice for making a corsage.

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

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

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

Spread a handkerchief out evenly in front of you.

Roll the handkerchief lengthwise, tightly.

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

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

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

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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