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Learn how to Make a Flower Corsage with Sandy and Jane from Afloral.com.
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Hi! I’m Sandy with Afloral and today, we’re going to make corsages. We’re going to make three different corsages, a single flower, a double flower and a triple flower. First, I have Gerbera Daisy and this is a beautiful flower and very popular so they look so nice and silk. Almost as realistic as possible and we’re going to start with our floral stem tape. We’re going to stretch it a little bit, not sticky to be touched but sticky enough to stick to itself. We’re going to fold down over the stem of the flower, decrease it with your thumbnail and then hold the flower and spin that, keeping the tape still and angled down.
This is the light green floral stem tape and cut it off about the length that we need it and then we have some corsage leaves that you can buy separately here and never will corsage leaves. And we’re going to put those behind. You always want corsages to make them look realistic. Flowers don’t come without leaves. We have three of them on there and now we’re going to take them down with that same floral stem tape.
Again, I’m just holding the tape still and spinning the flower. Wasn’t that quick and easy? How is just the—corsage bow? Oh! You want to know how t make this? You have to wait to the bow making video. We’re going to top that right underneath and you see how that finishes it off. Now you can’t see how you’ve take things together. Also, you can add a little color. With our white flower, we’re adding a pink bow. It's a beautiful chiffon available here at Afloral and look at that. How quick and how easy, a single flower corsage.
Let's make a double flower. This time, we’re going to use gardenias. Again, one of my favorite flowers. They came on this stem. I cut them off and now we’re going to use the darker floral stem tape because you’ll notice the leaves are darker. So we want it to look as real as possible. Fold it over your flower, stretch that tape and spin the flower holding the tape still. Two inquiry of these and you’ll have it down flat. We’re also going to add some leaves. These are the leaves that came right off the stem, hook them around and again using that tape, tape them onto your flower. Doesn’t that look beautiful already?
We’re going to put the smaller flower at the top and the larger flower underneath. And then we’re going to take those two together. Notice that I’m holding the flower still and spinning it so the tape spins around. Gardenias are so elegant. We’re going to use a white bow this time. Tuck it up underneath and begin to tape it together. Make sure if you’re going to make corsages, don’t go near as you get plenty of tape. Then we’ll trim the stems. I usually use the three-finger method. Measured with three fingers and cut off the extra and look that beautiful Gardenia corsage.
Our next corsage is the triple flower corsage and this time, I’ve chosen a rose that comes with three flowers on it so you have no waste. We’ll cut off the roses from the stem. We’ll use the floral stem tape and again, take each of those flowers. I know you’re getting good at it now. Take off any extra leaves because you want to put them where you want them to be, fold it over, twist the flower, hold the tape still and then we’ll add some leaves back on and these are the actual leaves that came off the stem with the roses. Take them on just that quick, one, two, three, stretch your tape, wrap it around, and we’ll get a bigger leaf for the largest flower in our corsage. And just hold it to the back of the flower, put your tape around, and spin. Hold the tape still, spin the flower. Okay, we always start with the smallest one at the top and work our way down to the largest one. The second flower will come off in a little bit of an angle and a little bit to the left, and our largest flower will also be at an angle and to the right, and then you can take those three flowers together.
And you’ll notice how nicely that follows your neckline and we have a bow that matches. We’ll tuck that right under neath the largest flower and what are we going to do? That’s right, tape it on. At this point, we’ll measure again to make sure our stem isn’t too long and cut that off.