DIY Vintage Brooch Corsages



6a00d8358081ff69e201538f5b9315970b-800wiAfter I made our DIY Feather Boutonnieres, I wanted to make something coordinating for our grandmothers to wear. I have these vintage enamel (and plastic) floral brooches sitting around everywhere in my home and shop and really wanted to use them for something creative. What I came up with is a dressed up version of a floral brooch. I loved our corsages! They were quick to make and unique! Best of all, our grandmothers can keep them forever…

DIY Vintage Brooch Corsage

Step 1: Collect flowers, berry garland and millenary leaves in your colors. I ordered most of mine from Etsy (search “supplies”).

Step 2: Choose pieces to accent your brooch. Trim the pieces to about 4 inches.

Step 3: Glue the feathers and findings to the back of your brooch. I used glue dots.

Step 4: Cover the back of your feathers with some twill tape or deco tape. They are already firmly attached with the glue dots, but this just makes the back look a little bit more polished.


Happy Creating! Elsie

PS. Thank you to 100 Layer Cake for letting me share this DIY on their blog too!! Photos by Arrow & Apple.

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  • So cute. <3 love the feather idea. I used some of the beads from broken pieces of jewelry in mine. ^^

  • Wow! This is quite exciting. I’m sure you gals will do great — your work is always so inspiring. 😀

  • wow! this is soooo much fun!!! i would totally make one in pastel tones with a vintage sparkly broach! love it!

  • I love that Zen Tangling doodling in the background. Look forward to all your posts. So happy for you!

  • These are lovely! Your wedding looked amazing! Best wishes to you both and I’m sure you will be so happy.

  • I love these corsages so much! I wish I’d thought of this before my wedding day! I think I might just have to make some anyway. 🙂

  • I’m making a brooch bouquet for myself for my November wedding. May I use your idea for the special ladies in my life who will be attending? I think it’d be a great complement to the bouquet.

  • and may i ask where one might find similar vintage enamel (and plastic) floral brooches?

  • You have such a pretty blog!

    this DIY is fantastic 😉

    love your style very much too!

  • Awww so cute!! I’m so excited to make some of these! xx

  • lovely idea! and i am sure the grandmother’s will forever treasure them.

  • Beautiful complement to the boys!!! Love how gorgeously everything’s unfolding…g’mas looking so chic!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  • such a sweet special touch & so easy to make! See, it’s things like these that remind me that NOT EVERY project has to be huge and intricate and thought out to death. 🙂 That’s why I love your blog, Els, you just do. I need to just do more often 🙂

  • Very pretty! I also love the Zendoodling on the background pages. Have you tried it? It’s addicting! 🙂

  • This is a wonderful idea in so many ways. Economical, green, and a wonderful keepsake.

  • Elsie, I have been married for 7 years, but I still look forward to reading your snippits of your wedding. So lovely, so creative, so cute! Thanks sweets for giving us a little peak in.

  • Oh, wow, I really love them! Totally retro and look so handmade (in a cosy, good way!) Thanks so much for this post.

    x Michelle |

  • They look really nice! Good idea! I think it is time fotr me to look in my mothers closet for some supplies!
    Love, Swaen

  • Aw, they’re so lovely! What a nice memento from your special day. ♥

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