Like I said yesterday, today is the ribbon corsage - my favorite piece I made for the shower. Since I already had all of the ribbon (just a matter of going through my boxes to find coordinating colors), I didn't have to spend any money on this project. Yay!
-Ribbon in coordinating colors
-Cardboard Circle (I used one side of a ribbon spool)
-Something to stop fraying ends
Here's a picture of all of my ribbon and my cardboard circle. The smaller pieces of ribbon are 4" and the longer pieces (on the bottom left) are 6". I, actually, did not use all of
the ribbon I cut, but better safe than sorry.
Fold the smaller pieces of ribbon almost all of the way in half, leaving just enough room to put hot glue on both ends. Then, place on your cardboard circle. Sorry, I don't have a pifture of that step, but you can tell what I mean from the next picture.
After you glue down the smaller pieces of ribbon, you get to start on your larger pieces. I used a wood burning tool to cut my ends so they wouldn't fray, but you can carefully use scissors and a lighter.
Simply glue down your longer pieces of ribbon in the order you want them in.
Lastly, glue down your safety pin.
Oops! And glue on any embellishments.
Personally, I think it's adorable! Down south, we had corsages for just about everything. And I mean big, gaudy corsages! Up here, nada. So weird!