We are FINALLY starting to come out of the FLU & STREP coma that took down every single person in our house the last few weeks. SHEW, what a nightmare! We are very much looking forward to Spring over here.
In the midst of the sickness, was Lucy's first "dance" at Preschool. She was no longer contagious and feeling better so her and Steven decided to attend.
And being the "extra" mom that I am, I thought they FOR SURE needed to sport a matching corsage & boutonniere. I actually almost went out and bought a real corsage and boutonniere, but thought of the pins in the corsages and knew that would not end well with Lucy hoping around all night.
Most of the items I used to make them, I already owned. So I set out to Jo Ann Fabrics to get the last remaining items. All in all this little DIY cost me under $5.
STEP 1: GATHER ALL MATERIALS
Scissors, one piece of green felt, floral tape, one safety pin, one small stem of flowers with leaves and at least 2 flowers, and one nylon headband. (not pictured: my glue gun)
STEP 2: SEPARATE THE FLOWERS INTO 2 GROUPS.
I used the the larger rose for Steven and the smaller for Lucy's corsage. I kept the leaves that were on the stem and grouped those behind the rose.
STEP 3: HOT GLUE ALL PIECES TOGETHER & ADD FLORAL TAPE
I added the leaves to the back of the rose and hot glued everything together. Once that cooled, I wrapped the short stem with floral tape. I did this for both the corsage and the boutonniere.
STEP 4: ADD THE FELT
I then cut a small piece of felt and hot glued it around the floral taped stem. Again, doing this for both the corsage and boutonniere.
STEP 5: TWIST THE NYLON HEADBAND & ATTACH FLOWER STEM
For the corsage band, I used a nylon headband, and folded that 3 times around Lucy's wrist. It was tight enough to stay but would still stretch over her hand. Any stretchable fabric or headband or ribbon or (ACTUAL nylon pantyhose) would work.
I wrapped another piece of felt around the nylon headband to act as a base to hot glue the felt part of the flower stem to.
STEP 6: ADDING RIBBON
I found some gold ribbon in the pit of my supply closet and tied it around both the corsage and boutonniere.
STEP 7: ADDING A SAFETY PIN TO THE BOUTONNIERE.
Super easy step. Push a safety pin through the felt. Steven can be trusted not to poke himself with the safety pin.
A 10-minute simple DIY made this night that much more special! PLUS; as a bonus I can keep these in her baby box and she can throw them away when she's an adult after wondering why her mother kept everything she touched. Haha! JUST KIDDING... maybe.
Lucy had fun helping me and finding a pretty dress to wear. We heard a knock at the front door and opened it to see Steven standing there announcing he was there to take Miss Lucy Lane to the dance. (ACTUAL tears people!)
I promptly declared he must have her home by 6:30pm.
These two are SO SWEET and had a nice time at their first Daddy/Daughter Dance.