Crafts – Create a Silk Flower Corsage

A few years ago, my sister-in-law created a silk flower corsage for all women in the family. The two corsages I selected from her collection have frayed at the edges — I wore them out. Since, I loved wearing them so much, because they brightened up my casual jackets, I decided to create my own silk flower corsage collection beginning with a country rose. It’s so easy!

Here’s what you’ll need to make your silk flower corsage:

  • A silk flower
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Jewelry pin backs
  • Really good scissors or wire cutters to cut through plastic and wire stems


make a silk flower corsage
Step 1

(1) Remove the flower from the stem. In some cases, you can just slip it off of the stem. In other cases, you might have to cut it off. The flower should remain together after removing it from the stem (if manufactured correctly).

(2) Remove a set of leaves from the stem. Clip each leaf away from the plastic stem. Turn the flower over.

(3) Glue the leaves to the back of the flower. Make sure you have the right side facing forward. Also, you want the leaves to poke out from the edge a little. You want to see them when you turn the flower over.

flower corsage
Step 2
Make a corsage from a silk flower
Step 3
silk flower corsage pinned to a jacket
Finished corsage

(4) Glue the pin back to the flower. Pay attention to how the pin notch works – you’ll want to position the pin correctly so that it’s easy to pin your corsage onto a jacket, purse, shirt, dress, etc.