How to Make a Wrist Corsage
How to Make a Wrist Corsage?
Well . . I can show you two ways. The first is the way all old school florists learn in flower arranging lessons 101. That is to wire and tape each flower head individually, then build on each flower by adding in filler flowers and silk leaves, taping each as you go.
Let Me Show You an Easy Way!
Learning how to make a wrist corsage is one of the most time consuming chores for a new florist - and it would certainly be a chore for a busy bride right before her wedding!
Using floral glue as pictured above, simply snip the heads of your flowers close to the base of the stem and glue in place.
To picture shows it being glued into a handmade wrist bracelet made out of OASIS™ Decorative Aluminum Wire.
Use a Ready Made Wristlet Corsage Bracelet to Save Time
If you don't want to make your own, simply glue the flowers to a boughten corsage bracelet.
Attach a bow or lightly scrunch some OASIS™ Sisal (which is a very fine colorful thin wire) and clamp the tines of the corsage bracelet onto it.
You now have a base to glue your flowers into.
Start in the center, glue down your largest and main flower. Keep adding more flower heads from the center out. Lay and point your flower heads outward as you glue.
I prefer to squirt the glue on a disposable plate rather than use it straight out of the tube. This allows you to keep the tube tightly closed as much as possible. This will keep your glue tube cleaner and prevent clogging.
Dip the bottom of each flower into the pool of glue. Keep adding flowers from the middle of the corsage out until you have a nice shaped corsage. Use only small amounts of glue - too much and your corsage will look messy. You will know you're using too much if your flowers slid off rather than sticks.
Finish with some sprigs of filler such as babies' breath or wax flower. Set this one aside to dry as you start another corsage. Adhesive usually sets up in 5 to 10 minutes.
I must admit - I'm a florist that it took me some convincing to use this method. When I showed fellow employees in the flower shop how to make a wrist corsage in this easy way - we started whipping out them in no time for high volume periods such as proms and weddings.
There is certainly more complicated directions on making a wristlet - but none easier or faster! You should be able to finish all your corsages in a much quicker time than if you were to tape and wire each stem individually!
Traditionally, a wrist corsage is worn on the left wrist. If the flowers have a definite direction, the flower heads should be pointed up towards the elbow.
Wrist Corsage Supplies
There are some neat ways to add special touches to your wrist corsage. See some pictures of corsage making supplies that will give your wristlet corsages a "touch of class".
Beaded Corsage Backer
This beaded backing for wrist corsage is perfect for a Mother of the Bride wristlet corsage!
Wrist Corsage Holder
Inexpensive elastic wrist holders have easily bendable prongs to hold the flowers onto the wristlet.
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