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How To Make a Corsage

Watch more Flower Crafts videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Make a corsage yourself and save the money you'd have spent at the florist. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Cut the stems from the flowers and trim the leaves to a short length. Tip After cutting the stems, leave the flowers in room-temperature water for a few hours. Step 2: Thread floral wire lengthwise into each stem shaft. Run the wire vertically up into the flower and wrap the stem with floral tape. The wire will facilitate shaping the stem during assembly. Step 3: Bunch the wired flower stems together so they are pointing toward each other and hidden beneath the flowers. Fasten with floral tape. Tip Use an odd number of flowers, such as three or five, or one large bloom. Step 4: Tape baby's breath or other filler into two bunches. Add one bunch to either side of the taped flowers and secure with floral tape. Tip Add smaller flowers if you want to embellish the corsage or make it fuller. Step 5: Position the leaves into a bed beneath the flowers, framing the flowers with the greenery. Tape the leaf stems to the flower stems. Step 6: Cut a length of elastic tape in a color that matches or blends well with the flowers. Measure the wearer's wrist and cut the elastic to the wrist measurement plus one inch. Tip You can also stick a hat pin into the back of the corsage if you want to attach it to a dress. Step 7: Attach the elastic securely to the corsage using either floral tape or wire. Camouflage the stems by wrapping them with ribbon, while minimizing the visibility of the wrist elastic. Did You Know? The orchid, a popular corsage flower, is the key ingredient in the frozen Turkish dessert salepi dondurma.
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