First, I did a little research to see what they actually looked like and used vintage corsages as my inspiration:
I noticed that there was always a flower, something decorative, and something glittery. Using those observations, I hit up the local craft store for materials as well as an old wreath I had. I used floral tape & scissors to complete the project. A glue gun is also helpful to glue a pin to the back of the corsage.
I simply cut and arranged my pieces and then wrapped floral tape around them to secure. I then glued a safety pin (but a pin from an old brooch would be better) to the back. A straight pin can be used to attach (like you would for a live floral corsage/boutonniere) also.
The finished product--I liked how it turned out. Total cost: 35 cents. Time: 5 minutes Level: Easy
Have you ever heard of this tradition?
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