My latest obsession is vintage Christmas corsages. I remember my Mom, grandmothers and aunts always wore them during the holiday season. Here are some examples of authentic vintage ones. Aren’t they cute and festive?
So for this year’s Christmas craft project I decided to make my own kitschy Christmas corsage inspired by the ones from the past. I thought it would be the perfect thing to pin onto my 1950s red velveteen party dress that I plan on wearing to Christmas Eve dinner. Fingers crossed the weather stays cool enough down here in Florida for velvet!
These corsages are really quick and easy to put together and would make great hostess gifts. Just visit your nearest craft store for the components.
Here’s a list of what you need-
Various floral stems and sprays
Miniature plastic candy canes and other ornaments (I found tiny presents and wreaths)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Arrange your floral sprigs the way you like, then wrap stems with floral tape to hold them all together. Trim with wire cutters if necessary.
Wrap pipe cleaner around bottom half of candy cane. Save for later.
Loop a length of ribbon back and forth so it looks like this when you’re done.
Hold candy cane/pipe cleaner against back of corsage, with the candy cane peeking out.
Then hold looped ribbon across back of corsage and twist the pipe cleaner so it anchors the ribbon and wraps the rest of the stem.
Hot glue your little decorations of choice and, voila, you’ve got a vintage inspired Christmas corsage.
Attach with corsage pin.
Takes about 15 minutes.
Outfit consists of red cotton velveteen princess style 50s dress, goldtone mesh Whiting and Davis purse, metallic gold 60s stilletos, vintage red bead necklace and green beaded clip on earrings.
Are you dressing up for the holidays?
Till next time…..
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