In many formal and semi-formal events, a hand-gown corsage is an accessory that sometimes has to be worn. Knowing how to make a hand-wrapped corsage can help you save on not having to order it from a florist, as well as allow you to design a unique and beautiful corsage for both you and your partner.
Method 1 of 2: Traditional Corsage
Step 1. Determine the base color of the corsage
Choose colors that complement each other.
- Consider choosing a color such as your dress or suit so that it matches your overall outfit.
- If you're going to wear it to a school dance, choose the color of your school crest.
- You can see the color choices of the interior design of the house, for example, if necessary. Choose colors that are opposite on the color wheel, for example yellow and purple, or blue and orange.
Step 2. Select the flowers you will use
Buy (or pick from the garden) flowers that are just about to bloom and keep them in the water before you make them into a corsage. Choose three to five flowers that bloom depending on their size. In general, choose flowers that are strong enough to withstand movement and friction - they will look prettier at the end of the party than flowers that are easily damaged, such as tulips. The following are flowers that you can choose from:
- Tropical Orchid
Step 3. Choose a filler flower
This flower is a decoration for the main flower. Filler flowers will fill the corsage and add color to the main flower. Examples of these filler flowers are:
- fern leaves
Step 4. Choose your rubber band
Flowers are the main thing in a corsage, but how you tie a corsage by pulling it into your hands can change the style of your corsage. Try some of these options:
- Buy a corsage bracelet
- Making a corsage cord from ribbon and lace
- Rubber that can tie the corsage to your other hand.
Step 5. Choose another small piece of jewelry if you want
As an additional accent to your corsage and to make your corsage even more interesting and personal, you can choose to use:
- Bracelet ornament
Step 6. Cut the flower stems short about 1/2 to 1 inch below the flower crown
- Use a cutter knife or scissors so that the length of the flower stems is uniform.
- Add wire to flowers whose stems are too short.
Step 7. Tie each flower stem with floral wire and tape
This will make it easier for you to place the flowers in the position you want.
- Start at the top of the stem and work your way down. Wrap the tape in a diagonal direction like making a circular line on a vertical post.
- Plaster the stem twice so that it is completely covered.
Step 8. Arrange the base of the corsage
- Glue the main flower together with plaster. Use the same diagonal method.
- Glue the filler flowers into separate bundles. Use the same diagonal method again.
- Connect the two flower clusters with floral wire.
- Glue the small embellishments with wire in this step.
Step 9. Place a rubber band between these two parts
Glue the rubber to the flower bunch, again with floral wire.
The corsage flower should now be pointing towards your elbow
Step 10. Shape the ribbon
Several small pieces of ribbon or one large piece of ribbon will make a pretty ribbon.
- The easiest way to make ribbon is to make six loops of ribbon around your hand and cut the ends at a certain angle.
- Take the ribbon out of your hand, and holding the loop, tie the ribbon in the center of the circle tightly.
- Start with the innermost circle, take it out and twist the ribbon to the left.
- Pull the loop of ribbon after it and twist it to the right. Keep pulling the circles alternately to the right and left until you're done.
- Hold the cut end of the ribbon and shake it to bulge.
Step 11. Glue the tape with rubber and flowers
Use floral wire to arrange it.
- Make sure the rubber you use is big enough for your hands without interfering with your circulation.
- Customize as you like.
Method 2 of 2: Modern Corsage
Step 1. Cut the ribbon long enough to wrap around your wrist
Leave 3 to 4 inches on each side.
Match the color of the ribbon with the dress and flowers you choose
Step 2. Fold the ribbon in half
Make a small cut in the middle to place the flower stem.
Step 3. Choose flowers that are large and have just bloomed
This flower should be quite attractive on its own.
Lily, sunflower, daisy, hydrangea, and others are examples of flowers that are just the right size
Step 4. Cut the flower stems
Leave about 2 1/2 inches. Wrap the stems in floral tape to protect them and prevent them from falling out of place once inserted.
Step 5. Insert the flower into the gap in the ribbon
Use flower glue or tape to keep the flowers in place on the corsage
- To make your corsage even more interesting, use a shiny ribbon, sequins or other interesting material. You can also spray the flowers with aerosol glitter. Be creative!
- If you are using live flowers, do not make the corsage too far from your event or your flowers will wither and die. Make a corsage 1 or 2 days in advance and store it in a cool place like the fridge to prolong its life.
- Silk flowers can be used instead of live flowers.