It’s prom season! Check out our tutorial on how to make the perfect prom corsage using some simple supplies.
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A corsage is a small bunch of flowers worn by a woman on her dress as a accessory. Corsages are often given to women by their prom date or by a family member. A perfect corsage should compliment the dress and the hairstyle of the wearer. In this article we will show you how to make a perfect prom corsage.
-1/4 yard (0.25m) of ribbon
-Needle and thread
-12 inches (30cm) of floral wire
-Ruler or measuring tape
-2 silk or real touch flowers
What You’ll Need
-1/2 inch ribbon
-1 small artificial flower
Choosing the right flowers for your corsage is important. You want to make sure the flowers complement your dress, but you also want to make sure they will stay fresh throughout the night. Talk to your florist about what type of flowers are available and what will work best for your needs.
Some suggested flowers for prom corsages include: roses, orchids, lilies, daisies and baby’s breath.
The greenery you choose for your corsage should be fresh, but not too soft or delicate, as it will need to hold up during the night. Consider using baby’s breath, ferns, Ivy, or stephanotis. You will need about 6 to 8 inches of greenery for a wrist corsage.
The most important part of the corsage is the filler. This will determine how full and fluffy your corsage is. Popular fillers include baby’s breath, roses, daisies, and lilies. You can use one type of filler, or a combination of several. A good rule of thumb is to use three to five different types of filler in your corsage.
A wristlet corsage is a single flower or a small bouquet of flowers worn on the wrist. Wristlet corsages are very popular for prom and homecoming because they are elegant, yet simple. Wristlet corsages can be made with fresh or silk flowers.
If you are using fresh flowers, start by selecting a flower that will complement your dress. The most popular flowers for wristlets are roses, lilies, orchids, and carnations. Once you have selected your flower, you will need to purchase some small Floral Tape and some wire. The wire is used to reinforce the stems of the flowers so that they will not bend when you wear them.
To make the wristlet, start by stripping the leaves off of the bottom of the stems. Cut the stems down to about 6 inches in length. Take the wire and wrapped it around the stem, starting at the bottom and working your way up. Be sure to leave about 2 inches of wire at the top so that you can attach it to your wrist later on.
Once the wire is in place, take your Floral Tape and begin wrapping it around the stem, working your way up from the bottom. The Floral Tape will hold the wire in place and help to reinforce the stems so that they do not bend when you wear them.
Now that your stems are reinforced, you can begin arranging your flowers into a small bouquet. Once you have arranged your flowers to your liking, take some more Floral Tape and wrap it around the base of the bouquet, holding all of the flowers together. You may want to wrap it several times so that it is secure.
To attach your corsage to your wrist, simply take the 2-inch piece of wire that is sticking out at the top and wrap it around your wrist tightly. You may want to use some pliers to help with this part so that you do not get pricked by the wire. Once it is wrapped tightly around your wrist, twist the ends of wire together so that it stays in place securely on your wrist.
The bow is the most important part of the corsage, and it can be made with a few simple steps. You will need a strip of ribbon that is about 18 inches long, and two strips that are each about 12 inches long. Fold the long strip in half, and then tie the two shorter strips around the center of the long strip. This will create a loop in the center of the bow.
Next, take the looped end of the bow and thread it through the center of the flowers. Once you have done this, you can adjust the loops to create a fuller bow. To finish, tie off the end of the ribbon around the stems of the flowers.
Once you have completed these steps, your corsage is ready to wear!
The Finishing Touches
After you have placed the flowers and greenery in the holder, it is time to add the finishing touches. You can use both real and artificial flowers to create a unique corsage.
If you are using real flowers, be sure to add a few drops of water to the arrangement. This will help to keep the flowers fresh throughout the evening.
Next, add some ribbon or other decorative elements to the corsage. You can use hot glue or wire to attach these items. Be sure to use only a small amount of glue, as too much can make the corsage difficult to wear.
Finally, add a boutonniere stem to the back of the corsage. This will help to hold it in place on your dress or shirt. You can also use a safety pin to attach the corsage, but be careful not to prick yourself with the sharp end.