Tuesday, May 4, 2010

tutorial: flower corsage for celebrating mom

Being a mom sometimes isn’t the most glamorous job one can have. Being a mom sometimes means walking around with food or boogers on your shirt, and sometimes not getting into the shower till afternoon . we’re busy driving kids to school and activities, busy folding laundry, busy wiping away tears, busy reading bed time stories, busy making it all better, busy cooking meals, busy keeping house, busy cleaning toilets. Yes, not so glamorous indeed, but probably the most important. We are the ones who help mold, uplift, and carry our children when they need us to. We are the ones they turn to when hurt, scared, or proud. We are their mothers and we have been given the opportunity to love them like no one else in this world.
that makes a mother beautiful in my eyes.
so to help mothers feel a little more pretty on the outside, I’ve created this lovely flower corsage, made out of satin ribbon.

No sewing involved, just hot glue and a few materials and you will be able to have this beautiful flower to put on your cardigan or to decorate your purse, so that you can remember how beautiful you really are…booger smeared shirt and all.

supplies:
one yard of satin ribbon (thicker size)
one small circle of felt
one pin for the back
hot glue

first you are going to take your one yard of ribbon and cut 12 strips at 2 and 1/2 inches each.
put aside the rest of the ribbon (you will use it for the middle part of your flower in the end)
dab a small bit of hot glue at the end of your ribbon fold over almost half way, do the same for the other side.
then dab a little bit of glue in the center of your folds and fold over your top like an envelope.

now you are going to take one of your 12 petals and place a small dab of hot glue in the center of your felt circle.

place a small dab of hot glue where your crease is when you fold over your ribbon (like the picture above.)

then fold back the ribbon and add another small dab of hot glue under the ribbon fold so it stays put. do the same to the other side.
here's your petal. this is what you will do with all 12 petals.
the next few pictures will show you where you need to place your petals.
it doesn't have to be exact but it helps to try to follow this so it looks uniform in the end.



now for the next layer of petals. place your petals overlaying in between the first layer of petals just like the picture above. (if you want you can cut off a little bit off the bottom of each petal so that i lays slightly lower than the first layer.)
this is what your flower should now look like.
to make the center of the flower get the rest of your ribbon and using my fabric flower (ring) tutorial make the center but this time using the ribbon instead of fabric.

get your pin clasp and place it on the back of the felt circle. you will want to put quite a bit of hot glue here so that it will stay put. also you will want to place it at the top of your circle so that it will lay flat when you wear it or place it on a bag.
ENJOY your beautiful flower!

thanks dana for letting me be a part of celebrate the mom!
we'll talk soon!

;)
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66 comments:

Chacoy said...

really cute and fun for mom's} thanks for the tute!

Jessica said...

Such a lovely idea and great tutorial. Thanks for sharing! :)

Fiesta said...

great tutorial, thank you

Victoria said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Lizzy @ Lizzy Designs said...

wow, that is amazingly beautiful! I love it and will have to try it. :)
Thanks for the tutorial!

Stephanie said...

so cute!

casserole said...

Oooh, FABULOUS!!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-no-sew-satin-ribbon-flower-corsage-for-mom/2010/05/04/

--Anne

Rachel said...

It's just so fabulous!! So are you awake this morning??? Me? Not so much.......

Renee Campbell said...

So flippin' cute! I will be making one for my summer turquoise purse! I can't wait!!!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

inday_adin said...

Thanks for sharing! That is really cute. Now I am heading over to my table and start making ribbon flowers. LOL! Love it!

vivi said...

oh so nice :)

Patty said...

That is so cute. I really like adding it to the purse too!

Kelli said...

LOVE this flower. I will definitely be making some!

Ess said...

Wow! So cute! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to make some! :)

Chelle said...

Love, love, LOVE it! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

holly p said...

Cute!! The flower looks great on the purse!

Emily said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

mom2three said...

Another cute idea... do you ever get sick of being so darn perfect??? Happy Mother's Day! Hope you are spoiled rotten as you deserve to be :)

she wears flowers said...

Beautiful! I love the pink purse, too--did you happen to make it?

Denise said...

I love it! I think my readers will too so I've linked to you here http://sewingbusiness.com/2010/05/04/project-tutorial-make-a-no-sew-ribbon-corsage-for-mothers-day.aspx thanks a bunch for the inspiration!

Larissa said...

Awesome missy! I really like this. AND I am pretty sure you look all fashionable and booger free in the picture.

PS who takes the pics with you in them? I giggle to think you are forcing one of the boys, or even the hubby.

Haha.

Larissa

V and Co. said...

yup made the pink purse, and as for getting tired of being perfect please read three posts down about my burnt, runny, nasty looking food i make my family suffer through. and thats just one of my faults...but that's a whole other blog post.

V and Co. said...

oh and larissa i make the boys take my pictures. the pink purse one was taken by the 8 year old and the one where i'm wearing the blue flower one was my 10 year old. the husband complains too much that i boss him around on setting up the shot, the kids are just used to me bossing them around.

Brooke said...

Wow! Those flowers look great! Thanks for sharing the directions on how to make them. I will have to give them a try.

Suzanne said...

I have been looking for tutorials on how to make flowers that require minimal sewing skills. I think I can handle a little hot glue! Now if I can just talk my sister (who sews) into making me that scarf on your etsy page....

Diana said...

I love this idea and I have a large stash of ribbon already. Perfect! Thanks for the tutorial.

LeAnn said...

Very adorable! You are inspiring--thanks for sharing your talents!!! :)

ellsworth family said...

Love it...as always!

{eleise} said...

wow! i just love your blog!

Jessica Munk said...

WOW! I love these, even better than the ones I made. I'll post them on my blog AFTER mothers day. So the mothers dont see them! I might have to do one of each!! Great tutorial-thanks for sharing!!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

It can't get any easier than this! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I was just stopping by to give you that recipe you wanted. My sister posted the recipe to her blog a while back so I thought it would just be quick to send you the link to it.

http://mariescozycorner.blogspot.com/2010/01/jalapeno-bacon-rolls.html

By the way this flower is super cute. I think I could even make this with via this tutorial.

Eunice Robertson said...

Thanks for the kind words on mothers. I'm last speaker on Sunday and I will definitely be including them in my talk.Thank also for the tutorial for the flower -I'm into flowers in all kinds of materials at the moment, so I will be adding these to my list.

James and Summer said...

just what I've been looking for! thanks for sharing!

Crafty Christina said...

Love this flower! The pink purse is pretty awesome too!

P.S. - I finally finished my baby pinwheel quilt based on your tutorial. Thanks so much!

http://craftychristina.blogspot.com/2010/05/wooo-pinwheels.html

jaybird said...

super cute V!! just like everything you do!!

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

why isn't there a comment option on your post today about your guest post? Anyway, wanted to say congrats (I will have a bit of Country Living Magazine news my self soon!) but that I had never heard of that website before and know yours very well so who's really promoting who here :)

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Super cute tutorial! Read your interview on the other blog! Awesome! You used capitals! What's up with that??? hehe Great job! Jenn

koralee said...

So happy to have found you..your flowers are amazing..I think I can even do this...I will tag this post and give it a try. Thanks so much....so glad to have found your lovely blog. xoxoxo

patchworkpalace said...

This is really good...doesn't look overly hard but produces a fab result. I'll be having a go!

Allison said...

I made one this morning....it's a masterpiece!

Dayna said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I love the corsage and the bag.

You're right that we have the best and most important job as mothers. Rest assured, though, that there are great rewards to be had once the "booger-smeared" days are over. The children will "arise and call [you] blessed", just like the Bible says.

A bonus for me is that, with daughters who are now in their late teens, I am all the more motivated to try to be as glamorous as the day requires. And one of these youthful beauties once smeared something much worse than food or boogers on me. In the bank. Mm. Hmm.

Hang in there! It's worth it! And Happy Mother's Day!

The Tungseth Family Blog said...

Just made two of these. One for my mom and one for the MIL. Both look totally cute! I can't believe how easy they were. I used a different kind of ribbon cuz I left without writing down the kind I needed and they still turned out just as cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love that this is no-sew- fantastic! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Michelle said...

Lovely! Any mom would appreciate such a pretty corsage.

The Tripp Family said...

love it. everything you make is great. I used your make life moda bake shop tutorial on a quilt for my cousin & she loved it. thx. there's a pic on my blog, posted it on the last sew & tell I did.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE this. I made one for my mom and one for myself for Mother's Day. You can see it here, if you're at all interested: http://novicedomesticity.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-mothers-day.html

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

I love this project so much that I featured it on Little Miss Momma:

http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/2010/05/11-tutorials-i-love-and-you-will-too.html

-ashley

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

A sweet post and a great looking flower! Thanks for sharing:)

Katie said...

I think this is a sweet little flower. I would love to make one and I already have all the stuff to do it. DIY + Free = AWESOME!

Sandy said...

I love this! This would make a darling hair clip, too!

Kristi said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I can't wait to make my own.

a little lovely said...

just wanted to let you know i tweaked your tutorial from somewhat simple a little bit and posted it on my blog. thanks for sharing :)

http://alittlelovelyblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/bow-ties.html

The Frugal Designer said...

this is so cute! your projects are amazing, and i would love for you to link them to my project:library. it is a directory of tutorials with linkies on each category page. i know everyone would be so mitten with your tutorials! please consider it! Xx Rayan

Kathryn said...

I love how it looks and that it is hot glued instead of sewn makes it look much less intimidating to try to make - I will I am going to try this.

Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Heather B said...

I have enjoyed this tutorial so much. I even played around with the idea for a ring. I love rings and thought these turned out cute. Thanks for the idea!

http://heatherandkenny.blogspot.com/2010/05/crafting-more-rings.html

Pam said...

Great tutorial; I would never have figured out how you did that. Well done! The flower is full and sassy!

Cami said...

I LOVE this flower! I am always trying to make new and adorable flowers and this is the first I have seen like this. I have already made several. I even modified it and used narrower satin ribbon to make adorable hair clips for my nieces. (Definitely harder to glue that narrow ribbon!) Thank you so much for sharing!

Andrea Grover said...

I just chanced upon your blog by Googling "satin flower tutorial." I love this one; thank you! I just made the cutest white satin flower and glued it to a headband that I'll wear to my brother-in-law's wedding.

Ceci said...

So I'm a little late on this- but I love the flower on the bag. Do you have a pattern for the bag too? Please let me know- I love it! It's so cute!!!

Sildenafil Citrate said...

I think that my mother should wear this wonderful purse immediately, and I guess that she is going to have one as soon as possible.

Jill said...

All done with hot glue? Now that's my type of project!!

Jocelyn said...

I made one of these as a hair bow for my daughter and shared it here: http://sparetimecontinuum.blogspot.com/2010/09/fabric-flower-hair-clips.html

Eliana said...

Muito linda!parabéns pelo tutorial!
bjs

Ashley Pichea said...

Super cute and such easy to follow directions! I'll be making these VERY soon. Thanks for sharing!!

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