How to Make Wrist Corsages

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When making a wrist corsage, always use three of the same blossom, such as a rose, a carnation or a cymbidium orchid, and attach them to corsage elastic. Make a custom wrist corsage for a special event with helpful tips from a professional florist in this free video on wedding flowers.

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Hello, I'm Crystal Nassar with Tuscani Florist in Rancho Rage, California, and I'm going to show you how to make a wrist corsage. I've decided to use some very sturdy flowers, they're Sumpidian Orchids, and usually the rule of thumb is three, sets of three. Three roses, three carnations, what ever flowers you want to use. So I'm going to cut three blooms and I have this wire, it's not too thick, it's a nice gage, I'm going to center my finger, and just bend it over, just like that, and I'm going to take my Orchid, and I'm going to insert this in the center of the Orchid, where the tongue is. I'm going to just stab it in the center, and try to get that wire on both sides of the stem. So, very carefully, just stick it in, don't be afraid, and, and I've stuck it in perfectly, so you have the wires on both sides of the stem. And I'm going to stick it all the way through, kind of wiggle it, pull it through, don't break that tongue, and that's enough. You want to do that for all three Orchid blooms. I've got the wire in, and next I'm going to tape each Orchid. So, I've got my floral tape, it's not sticky on both sides, it just sticks to itself. So you're going to get your floral tape, and then pull it tight, and that's how it'll stick. So start at the very top of the Orchid bloom, hold it tight, and then just start wrapping it around. So you're wrapping the tape around the Orchid stem, trying to keep the wire on both sides of the stem, just wrap it all the way down to the bottom, to the bottom of the wire, and then just pull it apart. Now that you've wired all three of your blooms, and you've taped them, you can add a little bit of greenery, you don't want to put too much greenery because you don't want them to be too heavy. Just, just cut a little, some type of greenery, just to add some contrast, you don't have to wire it even, and just put it accenting the blooms, just tape it with the floral tape and it'll stay nice and tight. You have your beautiful Orchid accented with the green leaf, and now you can just start assembling them. We have different wrist holders, I'm going to show you a few of them. We have the typical, what you see, it's just got the elastic, and it slips just right on your wrist, it's very light weight. Or, you can get real fancy, and you can use rhinestones. This makes a lovely keepsake for your mom or, you know, relative. So, next I'm going to show you how to attach the Orchids to the holder. First, what we'll do is combine them all together to make one, as though you would do a pin on, but we're not, we're going to attach it, so we're not going to curl the, we're just going to twist the Orchids together with the taped wire, how you want them placed. And you can bend them a little bit, because they're on wire. So that's a nice grouping of Orchids, and what we're going to do is use our floral tape to tape all the stems together. OK, now that the stems are all wrapped together, they're nice and firm together, I'm going to attach it to this beautiful rhinestone holder, and it comes with strings so that you can tie it on so it's nice and secure, and we're going to tie it several times at different places. Next, I would accent it with what ever color you think you might like. I use a floral glue, and I just put a little bit of glue down, and then just stick my, stick my flower on there, it takes a couple of seconds to dry. So you have this beautiful corsage, not too heavy, and then you can cut your strings and twist you wire when you're finished so that it's not poking anybody. I'm Crystal Nassar with Tuscani Florist, and I've just showed you how to make a wrist corsage.

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