I have a 16 year old son who is in High School and is now attending formal school dances like Prom, Homecoming, Winter Formal and Sweethearts dances. I’m so excited for him to experience this part of high school, but I’m not really excited about the cost of these dances. He has a job and pays for the tickets to the dance and dinner, but I have told him that I would pay for the Tux rental and the flowers. So I learned how to make corsages from a friend in the neighborhood who used to be a florist. She is amazing and has all sorts of stuff at her house to help with making these corsages and boutonnieres. I’m one lucky gal. But for those of you who don’t have a friend like this, I’ll share the knowledge with you. So, here is how to make a corsage.
The first part of the video got lost somehow, so we are starting with adding the wire to the flowers. But it’s pretty self-explanatory. I’ll tell you what to do prior to starting the video and you’ll be all set.
Let’s start with the supplies you’ll need. (some of these are affiliate links) I know that the initial cost of these items will be more than if you just bought a corsage from a florist, but these supplies will make MANY corsages and boutonnieres, so you will actually save a lot of money.
- Floral Tape
- Floral Wire
- Corsage Bracelet or this or this or Boutonniere Pins
- Floral Glue or Wire for attaching the corsage to the bracelet (In the video I used little tape pieces instead of glue. I can’t find those online.)
- Plastic Bag for storing the corsage
- Wire Cutters (if you don’t want to cut the wire with your scissors)
- Flower Bouquet of your liking (I just go to the local grocery store and find an arrangement I like)
To start. Choose the flowers you want to use in the arrangement. Work in odd numbers to make it look it’s best. So start with one big beautiful flower like a rose or a Gerber daisy. Remember to use greenery from the arrangement too. Cut all stems of the flowers and greenery that you will be using to about 5 inches.
Now start the video and follow the directions on how to stick the floral wire through the head base of the flower and twist the wire down the stem. Don’t forget this step. This is what keeps the flowers stable and keeps them in their place.
I hope you enjoy making these as much as I do. I love being creative and I love seeing my son’s dates wearing them. Have fun with it and share your pictures with me!
Aren’t they cute?