Forget corsages, living jewelry, especially rings are the NEW “it” accessory. Hey teenage guys…ok, moms of teenage boys…listen up! Corsages are so 2016. With Homecoming, winter dances and eventually Prom creeping up soon enough, plant the seed now to ditch the corsage and go with living jewelry!
We can’t even with the cuteness of these little pieces. They can be personalized with any type of flower, are a snap to make (I’m talking less than 10 minutes from start to finish), and are SO much more fashionable than an ordinary corsage.
These are also absolutely perfect for the mom to be at a baby shower, the guest of honor (and her bridesmaids) at a wedding shower or little flower girls in a wedding. What I’m saying is, once you see the cuteness you’ll want everyone in your life to wear one!
What you will need:
- Ring blanks (we ordered ours off Amazon, in both gold and silver)
- Floral glue
- Flowers of your choosing
Pro Tip: You’ll want to think strategically for the flowers. Buds should be small in nature, or be able to be made smaller. You’ll also want about a 2-3 inch leaf to use as a base. Eucalyptus is great, but leaves from a simple grocery store bouquet work just as well without the investment. You will also need a filler flower or type of greenery. We love the look of a little dab of baby’s breath, surrounded by some moss.
How to get started:
After choosing flowers (we happened to have a clipping from a hydrangea, a small pink rose bud and it’s leaves, a little baby’s breath and preserved moss on hand), you will want to inspect flowers to make sure they are void of dry spots or curling. The first step is to dab quite a bit of glue on the ring blank. Use a toothpick to swirl around and cover the entire top part of the ring.
Tip: Floral glue can be pretty messy and runny. Start small and work your way up with this stuff!
Next, place the leaf on top of the glue. This acts as the base for your jewelry and helps to keep all flowers in place. Let set for a minute or so while the glue hardens before moving on to the next step.
Next is the fun part. Simply start gluing flowers on to the leaf. I happened to start with a tiny bit of baby’s breath on one side of the leaf because I knew I wanted it peeking out of the bottom.
On the other side of the leaf I placed a little more glue (you will want to use significantly less glue here than you did on the actual ring blank), and placed individual flower clippings from my bunch of hydrangea.
In total, I used three small clippings and glued them in somewhat of a circle. Due to the nature of flowers, you might see glue or stems peeking out, making for a not so perfect presentation. This is where a filler such as moss or more baby’s breath saves the day. Simply take very small clumps and place in between any bare spots.
That is really all there is to it! Quick, unique and beautiful!!!
This pretty little piece and a sister version were worn for the guest of honor and her mother-in-law at her baby shower. And it was precious. What a beautiful way to honor her and give her the little fanciness she deserves!
Feel free to seasonalize living jewelry by choosing of the moment colors, or match them to what you are wearing! The versatility of these rings is really what make them so special!
Another great tip would be to have a little craft sesh with some girlfriends! Make these for a birthday night out, a bachelorette party or just because! Simply set up a little bar (like we did in our Makery workshop space) and have the ladies choose from what they love.