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.

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.

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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