Hi guys, Shannon here.
Anyone else feel like some holidays and celebrations just sneak up on you? Every year, it seems like Mother’s Day falls into that category for me and I’m always rushing around to get my Mama flowers, a card or whip up a homemade gift. Even though the very last thing I’d want is my own Mama to feel neglected or forgotten!
This year, we’re hosting a Mother’s Day tea party for the grandmas and since my 5 year old is helping to plan it, we’re getting all “fancy.” (that likely means she’ll wear a princess dress and ask to paint everyone’s nails) So we’re making felt flower corsages for the occasion. These will double as takeaway gifts and I hope they’ll treasure them for years to come.
This is an easy project and one that your child can help with. I recommend it for ages 5+ if they’re helping you cut and assemble. We opted to glue clothespins on the backs so they could be put anywhere, but they could just as easily be attached to a wristband and worn as traditional wrist corsages.
felt material (I recommend soft felt, not the stiff kind, so you can get fluffier flowers)
hot glue gun
clothespin, or wristband
Step 1: Cut out the template pieces. Trace onto your felt color of choice. For the corsages above, we used 10 petals, 3 leaves and 1 backing.
Step 2: Fold each petal in half, secure with a dab of hot glue.
Step 3: Fold each petal again, secure with a dab of glue.
Step 4: After each petal has been folded, place four on a flat surface as shown above. Add each additional petal on top, using hot glue to secure in place. Continue until the corsage looks full.
Step 5: Secure petals to the backside with glue.
Step 6: Lastly, glue the backing and clothespin (or wristband). Your fancy lady corsage is ready to show off!
Have fun, and Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mamas, Aunties, Nanas, and Fancy Ladies!