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How To Create a Baby Shower Corsage, Including Wrist Corsage Ideas
How to Create a Baby Shower Corsage
How to Create a Baby Shower Corsage

A baby shower is a wonderful opportunity to honor an expectant mother and help to welcome her to the world of motherhood. The gifts are for the baby, but the day is all about Mom. 

On special occasions, many women enjoy wearing a corsage. Creating a special corsage for the mom-to-be does not have to be complicated. Here are a few ideas and instructions on how to make a wrist corsage:

  1. Color matters. Consider using either pink or blue, depending on the sex of the baby. If the gender is unknown, you might want to choose the mom's favorite color. If you want to be safe, you can always choose white or ivory since you can be sure that they will not clash with her outfit.
  2. Formal or informal? Depending on the setting, corsages can go from elegant to fun and silly. Take into account the decor and locale of the shower, as well as the personality of the mother-to-be.

Creating a traditional floral corsage is quite simple. Here is a list of materials, followed by the 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)

Procedure:

  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 the ribbon around the 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 corsage:

"Easy Baby Socks Corsage" Materials:

  • 1 or 2 pairs of soft baby socks, any color (if the baby is a girl, socks with lace trim work very well)
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire
  • Thin fabric ribbon
  • Tulle, 8" X 8" square
  • Diaper pin

Procedure:

  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

Procedure:

  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

Procedure:

  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.

  Caution:
  • Be sure to refrigerate a fresh floral corsage until using.
Quick Tips:
  • Traditionally, corsages are worn on the left lapel or left wrist.
  • Simple wristlet corsages make wonderful baby shower party favors. They can even double as napkin rings!
  • Short on time? Bring a small rattle or pacifier to your florist and ask that they incorporate it into one of their corsages.
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