Hello, hello! Thanks to all of you for your love on my first video post. I was a little nervous to put that out there, but I'm glad I did. I have a lot to learn when it comes to things like audio, lighting and all that jazz, but I had to start somewhere! Today, I'm back with a fun little do-it-yourself project that I did for my friend Melissa's bohemian southern inspired baby shower that I helped host a few weeks ago in Austin, Texas. We knew we wanted the guest of honor in her own beautiful floral crown, but things got a little pricey as we thought about putting all of the guests in flower crowns. So we came up with an alternative for the other guests at the shower so that everyone felt special and pretty, but we weren't spending too much on floral crowns: a faux floral wristlet corsage! I went old school and thought about a true southern baby shower and a flower corsage was the first thing that came to mind. It totally reminds me of something my grandmother and her sisters would have done for a shower. In the end, I was able to make twelve adorable little wristlets that matched our color theme and the momma-to-be's floral crown for just under $15. Love that! And the best part is that this easy project is great not only for baby showers but also bridal showers, bridal luncheons, weddings, prom, homecoming... the possibilities are endless!
-thick, good quality ribbon (I used 1.5" thick satin ribbon)
-faux floral stems of varying kinds
-hot glue gun
1. Cut the ribbon (with ribbon scissors! it helps to prevent fraying!) in equal lengths. Each of my ribbons was about twelve inches long as I wanted enough ribbon to make a big, loopy, romantic bow. If want a smaller bow in the back when you tie the wristlet, I'd cut each length shorter. You can also hot glue the ends of the ribbons to prevent further fraying (my ribbons did fray some by the end of the shower).
2. Cut off the buds of the flowers from the faux floral stems with the regular scissors. Try to get as close as possible to the flower so that you don't have any plastic greenery sticking out of the back.
3. Hot glue the floral buds in the center of each ribbon. Practice your arrangement (I went with one big white flower and two small pink flowers to the side) before you break out the glue! Also, use a bunch of hot glue to make sure those guys stay on there.
4. Tie your pretty wristlet corsage on! You may need a friend to help- below is a photo of my beautiful friends tying their wristlets on during Melissa's shower.