How to Make a Floral Wrist Corsage
What you will need:
- Flowers of your choice - a few pieces of greenery (Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Ivy), one statement flower (rose, lisianthus, freesia, dahlia, gerbera) and fillers (gypsophila, lavender, stephanotis).
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Thin ribbon or string
- Ribbon of your choice to go on your wrist
How to make a wrist corsage step by step:
Step 1: Prepare flowers
Start by preparing your chosen flowers and foliage by cutting the stems down to around 2/3cm – remove any thorns from the roses and any leaves or petals that look a little unsightly.
Step 2: Add floral wire to each stem
Cut off 5cm lengths of the floral wire, one for every stem you have. To strengthen each stem, use a piece of the wire and wrap it around. To do this place the wire across the top of the stem and cross around the back, overlapping and twisting. Bend any excess wire downwards.
Step 3: Add Floral tape
Use floral tape to wrap around the wire to protect from any sharp edges. Do this for each of your stems until they are neatly wrapped.
Step 4: Arrange mini Bouquet
Arrange stems into a mini bouquet. Layer the flat green leaf first, then the other greenery, and then the statement flower on top with some fillers. Position them roughly how you'll want them to sit on your wrist.
Step 5: Secure mini Bouquet with tape
Use floral tape to secure all of your stems together.
Step 6: Add ribbon or string on the mini bouquet
Neatly wrap thin ribbon or string around the stems, covering up any tape and making sure it’s nice and neat. Leave both ends longer so you could attach to the main ribbon which goes on your wrist.
Step 7: Attach mini Bouquet to the ribbon
Cut a piece of ribbon, long enough to wrap around your wrist and make a bow. Find the centre of the ribbon and attach your arrangement.
Step 8: Attach to your wrist
Place the arrangement on your wrist, wrap the ribbon around your wrist finishing with a bow on the same side as the floral arrangement.
Step 9: Admire your handy work and enjoy!
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