Easy Flower Corsage


Sometimes it amazes me how one paper flower can have such an impact. For example, one single stem red rose from a lover. Or a gorgeous over-the-top gigantic flower as a backdrop. Or a simple head band for a baby girl – like the one I made for a baby girl named Scarlett Willow. Her beautiful name immediately brought to mind a vibrant reddish pink, which was perfect as I had been dying to experiment with this colour.

Such a flower would also would make a perfect easy flower corsage!

To realize my vision for this baby headband and easy flower corsage, I decided to use double-sided crepe in Fuchsia/Maroon from The Paper Place; Dip dyed in water, the colours bled into each other to create this vibrant, deep reddish pink colour with dark red edges. Absolutely beautiful!!

I chose to use a dahlia as the focus flower because they come in many shapes and sizes, however, their intricacy and orderly character remain the same. Glued on a stretchy lace elastic, it made a very neat and tidy corsage.dahlia-headband-styled-v2-in-hand-craftedtobloom-paperflowers

It is soooo easy to make and can very easily be made to match a bridal bouquet!

I also experimented with a Rose/Salmon double-sided crepe (without dip dying with). It turned out to be a vibrant coral/apricot dahlia paper flower headband, that I dubbed “Ella” for another beautiful baby girl:ella-headband-paperflowers-craftedtobloom-dahlia

As I was shooting my photos for this easy flower corsage, I simply couldn’t resist putting it onto my little monkey’s head. He was such a chump!dahlia-headband-styled-v2-open-eyes-craftedtobloom-paperflowers

This dahlia headband would make a wonderful Christmas gift for any baby girl. In fact, I’ve been commissioned to make yet another one of these gorgeous dahlia baby headbands for a special little girl. Come Christmas, there will be a very happy little girl indeed!

~ Jessie

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  • SueDecember 22, 2016 - 5:48 pm

    Hi Jessie, I have been searching everywhere for a dahlia!!!!! Wow, that’s gorgeous! Can you show me where the tutorial  and template is? I can’t find it.  Your little guy is precious 🙂ReplyCancel

    • JessieDecember 25, 2016 - 2:01 pm

      Hi Sue! Merry Christmas! I haven’t done a tutorial for this dahlia yet, although it’s on my list of to-dos. Stay tuned! =)ReplyCancel

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