How to Make a Mommy Corsage


Corsages are a typical gift for Mother's Day. Turn an ordinary corsage into a gift for that special mommy in your life by attaching pictures of her children to the flowers in the corsage. Add small craft charms--like ballet slippers, baseball bats or paint brushes--to reflect her children's interests.

Step 1

Move the leaves on the stems of the silk flowers so they are near the blossoms. Trim the stem on each flower, leaving approximately 4 inches. Trim the stems on several branches of baby's breath.

Step 2

Cut some of the floral wire into 4 to 6 inch lengths. Thread the end of one length of wire through the hole in a charm. Twist the wire together to hold the charm at one end. Continue to thread all the charms in this manner.

Step 3

Gather all the flowers, placing the larger blooms in the center. Tuck the stems of baby's breath in between the flowers. Tuck the charms on the twisted wire into the gathered flowers, adjusting them so that the wires are hidden as much as possible. Position the leaves of the flowers so that some are behind the corsage and a few stick out between the blossoms and charms.

Step 4

Wrap a length of green floral wire around the stems and charm wires. Tear off a length of sticky floral tape and wrap it around the stems and wire. Continue wrapping the floral tape until all the stems and ends of wire are covered.

Step 5

Trim the children's pictures to fit into the small picture frames. Tape or glue the pictures to the frames. Place the pictures frames over the blossoms of the silk flowers and staple them to the blossoms. Tie the ribbon over the stem of the corsage and make a bow. Insert the corsage pin through the ribbon.

Things You'll Need

  • Silk flowers
  • Silk baby's breath
  • Green floral wire
  • Sticky floral tape
  • Small craft charms
  • Pictures of children
  • Small picture frames used in scrapbooks
  • Double stick tape
  • Craft glue
  • ½ inch wide ribbon
  • Wire cutters
  • Corsage pin
Keywords: "mommy, corsage", "Mother's, Day", gifts

About this Author

After attending Hardin Simmons University, Kay Dean finished her formal education with the Institute of Children's Literature. Since 1995, Dean has written more than 2,000 articles for publications, including "PB&J," Disney’s "Family Fun," "ParentLife," "Living With Teenagers" and Thomas Nelson’s New York Times best-selling "Resolve." After 17 years of homeschooling her five children, Dean discovered that motherhood doesn’t stop with an empty nest.

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