Mother of the Bride Corsage

Planning a wedding is huge. As a planner, you want to make sure all the details are perfect and everyone looks great. While it’s important to take care of the bride, you also want the Mother of the Bride looking her best as well. After all, it’s her daughter’s biggest day. The Mother of the Bride should look polished and proud when she wears her corsage.  The corsage tells a story of who she is and that she is celebrating the happiest day of her daughter’s life.

The happiest day of her daughter’s life can be expensive! That is why one of the biggest trends in wedding décor is incorporating life-like flowers to the arrangements to keep the budget down. Budget brides love this option because they don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to purchase fresh flowers, struggle to keep it fresh until the big day and only to throw it away at the end of the day. Crepe paper flowers are perfect for weddings with big ideas but on a modest budget. 

This Mother of the Bride corsage is made of fine crepe paper to give the peonies a life-like look and a personalization with the Brother P-touch Embellish.  Follow the instructions below on how to make a gorgeous paper flower peonies corsage.

Materials:

Steps:

 

Step 1:

You’ll be making two large peonies and two small buds for the corsage. Start by cutting 2 sets of crepe papers as instructed below:

6 small rounds of crepe paper
12 small to medium tulip-like petals with loose wave at the top in different shades of pink
16 medium tulip-like petals in another shade of pink
12 large tulip-like petals
2 strips of yellow crepe paper in 4x1 inches
4 small leaves
5 large half oval leaves
 
 
 

 

 

Step 2:

Start with the yellow crepe paper. Stack the two sheets of crepe paper and cut the strip ¾ in horizontally. Create frays from top to bottom. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:

Cut an 8 inch wire. Fold it in half and bend the top end into a hook. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4:

Hot glue along the uncut side of the yellow crepe paper. Roll the hook along the glue while wrapping the yellow crepe paper around the hook. You are creating the pollen of the peonies.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

Take the small to medium petal and use your thumb to spread the interior of the petal outward. Stretch the crepe paper to create a curved petal. Stretch the curvy tip of the petal to spread the crepe paper. This creates a realistic looking peonies petal. Do this for the 12 petals.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6:

Wrap a petal around the pollen. Hot glue the petal to the pollen. Continue wrapping the pollen petal by petal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7:

Repeat step 5 with the medium petals. Continue wraping the next layer of petals like in step 6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 8:

Repeat step 5 and 6 with the large petals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9:

Stretch the leaves the same way the petals are stretched.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 10:

Hot glue the small and large leaves at the bottom on the peonies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 11:

Repeat steps 2-10 for the second peonies. Use a mix of pink crepe papers.  When done, wrap the peonies stems together using the floral tape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 12:

Make two small buds using the remaining small petals. Stretch and wrap the petals around the wire. Continue to layer the bud until all of the petals are used up.  Use the remaining large leaf to wrap it around the buds.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 13:

Wrap the buds and peonies together using the floral tape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 14:

Use the P-touch Embellish to create the following message:

Type “Mother of the Bride”
Select Calgary font in normal
Add a symbol, select Decorative, select the fleur de lis before and after the message
Using the pink and gold ribbon, print the message 6 times without cutting the ribbon in between prints
 

Step 15:

Clear the setting on the P-touch Embellish. Type in “Mother of the Bride”. Select Font, then Style and select Vertical. Print the ribbon. Then clear the message and print another ribbon with the name of the Mother of the Bride.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 16:

Cut 4 inches of wire. Fold the long Mother of the Bride ribbon back and forth pinching the center of the ribbon with the wire. Twist the vertical ribbons behind the wire and create a draping ribbon under the corsage.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 17:

Tie the ribbon around the stem of the peonies. Cut a V to trim the ends of the ribbon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 18:

Use a corsage pin to attach the corsage to the Mother of the Bride’s dress.

 

 

 

 

 

This gorgeous corsage looks like real peonies. The guests will never know that it’s not real. So what if they do? Paper flowers are beautiful for weddings. This Mother of the Bride can keep the corsage as a wedding memento. This floral arrangement stays lively forever just like memories of a beautiful wedding.

 

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