Fabric Corsage Tutorials

February 28, 2011

My friend Abi is doing her wedding on the cheap! It's impressive. She has entered around 100 online contests and recently she has won a $2,000 package for a wedding coordinator AND a free beauty package on the day of the wedding for hair, eyelashes, makeup and nails. That's in addition to the $3,000 photography package she won earlier last year and $1,000 for a rehearsal dinner she won at a wedding expo and a free bridal bouquet.
Everything else she is doing on her own. For instance, instead of buying fresh flowers she is making all her floral arrangements out of paper, ribbon and fabric.
These are the corsages that the groom, bridesmaids and ring bearers will be wearing. They are made out of fabric and the estimated cost of this project was $0 since she used fabric from her grandmother's blouses. She also used old earrings and broaches that she inherited from her grandmother for the centers.
Can you imagine the amount of money she would have spent using fresh flowers from a florist?
 
"I used these easy yoyo flowers for both my ring bearer pillows and my corsages. I was inspired when I was researching ring pillows on the Internet and found ones that I loved, but couldn't afford at $40.00 a pop. That where having an amazingly talented best friend/ maid of honor REALLY comes in handy. Kathleen said "We can make those that's just a yoyo." I also want to share that we made two pillows and 4 corsages for Less that $6."

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Meg said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a great idea! I saw your previous post on the fabric flower bouquets! I can't wait to see pictures of this wedding. I think how special that is that she is using her grandmother's blouse and earrings for the corsages ~ something old, and I'm assuming completely meaningful. That's so neat! :)

Patricia B Studio said... Best Blogger Tips

Great, Love this....It certainly provides an open door for using your funds to support other parts of your wedding. These are wonderful, heart felt, individual works of art that will last for ever... Quick question...the perfect little round box? Where did you find those? I might look towards the new Pandora, Chamilia or Troll interchangeable earrings as the bling for the center of the corsage and also as a gift for my attendants...Just a thought... Make it a great day!!!

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

Patricia,
I said the same thing about the boxes to her! They were just the perfect size. I think she just kept the boxes because she thought they looked pretty and they coincidentally happened to work with the corsages. They were some kind of candy. I have one that's very similar with cocoa.

Janae said... Best Blogger Tips

Could you do a tutorial on how to do this w/ pictures? I LOVE these and want to make some as bows for my girls, but I am a beginner...

Clamaresa said... Best Blogger Tips

great idea!!! so romantic too!! regards for you from Colombia

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Abigail said... Best Blogger Tips

The round box came from Target. It had a brickle candy inside and I bought them Valentines Day 2010. They didn't carry them this Valentine's Day, sorry.

Jenna said... Best Blogger Tips

your friend is a genius! I plan on doing TONS of DIY for my wedding as well... well when I get a ring first (may not be too far away!! =P )

 
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