Poppy Flower Wrist Corsage
A Mother’s Day DIY that you can finish in under 20 minutes!
Colored Tissue Paper cut into 3″X20″ (make sure the tissue isn’t coated with a shiny or waxy film. This coating prevents the bleach from soaking into the tissue paper, it will not absorb and bleach the tissue.)
Small glass bowl
Green Floral Tape
Greenery sprig (I used plastic greenery)
Poppy flower stamen (Mine is replica vintage purchase on Etsy or you can see another option for the flower’s center HERE)
4 different lengths of ribbons varying in color and width. I chose favorite May Arts Ribbon and cut the ribbons to 18″ in length for the widest ribbon, and then 7″, 5″ & 4″ lengths for the other ribbons.
Silicone Finger Guards (Saves the fingers from hot glue burns, I can’t work without them now!)
Cut several gift wrap tissue paper into 3″X 20″ strips. you will use 3 strips per flower. I was making 100 flowers, so I had stacks of tissue strips to dye.
I rolled the the strips up and dipped one of the edge in a small glass bowl filled a 1/2″ deep with household bleach.
Glue a bead of hot glue along one side of the tissue paper strip ( be sure to keep the same side consistent in your gluing, either the white side or the colored side.)
Quickly wrap it around the base of the flower center. Be careful not to burn your fingers. This is when the silicone finger guards come in handy and can be found HERE.
Then add the other two varying ribbon lengths to it and tie all 4 ribbons securely to each other.
Don’t forget you can grab the 6 pages of Mother’s Day printables in my Etsy shop, all hand-drawn and hand-painted by yours truly! It includes the little hand-painted “No 1 Mom” tag in the picture above.
You can find the package deal HERE