Lace Corsage Activity

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Updated on Jul 27, 2012

Here's a new twist on a traditional flower corsage! Show your child how to craft a unique Gothic version out of black lace, felt, and a feather. She can pin it to her friend's coat this winter—and her homemade gift will be the talk of the school! Make sure she creates one for herself, too. They are too cute to resist!

What You Need:

  • Scraps of black lace or net
  • Black or green felt
  • Feather
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Large safety pin
  • Tissue paper
  • Cameo or vintage button

What You Do:

  1. Have your child draw a four leaf clover on the tissue paper. 
  2. Draw at least three more, each slightly larger than the one before. Help your child cut three or more leaf shapes out of the felt, large enough that they will show through the petals of the four leaf clover.
  3. Help your child pin the clover pattern to the lace. Rotate the clovers so that different patterns of lace show through.
  4. Assist your child in sewing the clovers together at their center. Add the leaves on the bottom by sewing the points of the leaf to the center of the bottom clover.
  5. Invite your child to carefully sew the feather to the front of the corsage.
  6. Help her sew a pretty button or cameo on the pin, so that it covers the feather stem.
  7. Finally, help your child sew a large safety pin to the back. The corsage is complete!

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