I have a major crush on everything Ban.do right now. It’s such a fun brand, and everything on their site is just to-die-for cheeky and cute. Their pop flower corsages are no exception… just so fun! They look especially lovely pinned to a military jacket, striped tee, button down shirt, or party frock. Over the top, fabulous… and bright pink? I needed one. I decided to try my hand at crafting one up… it was fun and easy, took only about a half an hour to make, and under $5.00 in supplies!
What you’ll need:
- One yard of Organza Fabric
- Sharp Scissors
- Needle + Thread
- Pin backing
- Plate + marker (not pictured)
Begin by tracing out ten circles (using your plate) on the fabric.
Cut them all out…
Take aside one of your circles – this will be the foundation of the flower. Pierce it through the center using your needle and thread.
To form the petals, you will fold the nine remaining circles into quarters and sew them onto your base. (Optional: Cut off the corners of the quarters to make the petals more heart shaped, like the Ban.do flower.)
As you sew, rotate the flower so that you cover the entire first circle in petals.
As you continue, the petals will fill in the empty space. Fluff them out and you have your flower!
Sew on your pin back… and voila!
Wear it with your jacket, your trench, your tee… or your party dress… make them for all of your friends… Feel bold – and fabulous!
Top images: Atlantic-Pacific, Ban.Do – all other images by me.