Thursday, December 23, 2010

How To Create a Baby Shower Corsage?

A baby shower is a beautiful chance to tribute an expectant mother and assist to welcome her to the world of motherhood. The gifts are specially for the baby, but the day is all about the Mother.

On special occasions, many women prefer wearing a corsage, making a special corsage for the mom-to-be does not have to be difficult. Here are a few ideas and steps on how to make a wrist corsage:

  • Color matters. consider using either the colour pink or blue, depending to the sexes of the baby. If the gender is yet unknown, you might want to choose the mom's favorite color. If you want to be safe, you can always pick the colour white or ivory since you can be sure they will not clash with her outfit.
  • Formal or informal? Depending on the setting, the wrist corsages can go from being very elegant to fun and silly. Also take into account decor and locale of the shower, as well as the personality of  mother-to-be.

    Creating a "traditional floral corsage" is quite simple. 

    Here is a list of materials, then the baby shower corsage instructions:

    • A few flowers, either fresh or silk. Orchids, carnations, tea roses and baby's breath work especially well.
    • Scissors
    • Floral wire
    • Floral tape
    • Thin fabric ribbon
    • Hot glue gun, optional (used only if you choose silk flowers)
    • Straight pins (not used for wrist corsage)
    • Wristlet, optional (available at florists and craft stores)

    Traditional Floral Corsage


    1. Cut flowers to the desired length, usually 3-4 inches.
    2. Poke floral wire through each flower stem and bend into a hairpin shape. Fold excess wire back up so that the ends are rounded.
    3. Wrap a little floral tape around individual flower stems, then "bundle" them together by using additional floral tape.
    4. Tie ribbon around stems to complete the look.
    5. If desired, attach flower bundle to wristlet by hot gluing silks or twisting the attached loop around the stem of a fresh floral corsage.

      For an informal shower, you may want to create a fun, baby-themed corsage. Here are three possibilities in making a novelty baby shower corsage:

      "Easy Baby Socks Corsage" Materials:
      • 1 or 2 pairs of soft baby socks, any colour (if the baby is going to be a girl, socks with lace trim work very well)
      • Scissors
      • Floral wire
      • Thin fabric ribbon
      • Tulle, 8" X 8" square
      • Diaper pin

      Baby Sock Corsage

      1. Gather the socks together, facing the same direction.
      2. Using floral wire, bundle the socks snugly, about 1/3 of the way up from the toes.
      3. Gather the tulle around the toe portion of the bundled socks and using fabric ribbon, tie the tulle firmly around the lower section (toes) of the socks directly over the wire, leaving ribbon "tails."
      4. Attach the corsage to the mom's lapel using the diaper pin.

      "Even Easier Baby Shower Corsage" Materials:
      • Your choice of two or three traditional baby items. Things to consider might be rattles, teething rings, pacifiers or very small stuffed animals, all the same or mix and match
      • Lace, any color
      • Coordinating fabric ribbon
      • Hot glue gun
      • Diaper pin

      Baby Shower Corsage


      1. Using hot glue gun, trim baby items with lace.
      2. Attach items together using hot glue gun and/or ribbon.
      3. Attach diaper pin to the back of the corsage using the hot glue gun for hard items or simply pin through a stuffed toy.

      "Easiest Baby Shower Corsage Ever" Materials:
      • Large (approximately 4") bow, either homemade or store bought.
      • Several assorted pacifiers
      • Coordinating curling ribbon
      • Diaper pin

      Baby Shower Corsage

      1. Using curling ribbon, tie pacifiers onto bow, letting them hang a bit loose.
      2. Attach additional pieces of curling ribbon at assorted lengths.
      3. Curl all pieces of hanging ribbon.
      4. Use diaper pin to attach the corsage to mom's lapel.

      Baby shower corsages,