Creating your own corsages is a perfect way to add a personal touch to your wedding. It’s also a clever way to save money on your wedding budget!
Floral Supplies and Tools Needed
- Sola Wood Flower
- Dried Star Flowers
- Baby’s Breath
- Leather Ferns
- Dusty Miller
- Boxwood Greenery
- Cutting Shear
- Glue Gun
- Floral Tape
- Floral Wire
- Bar Pin or Brooch Pin
STEP 1: STEM THE SOLA WOOD FLOWERS
Apply hot glue to the tip of the floral wire. Carefully push into the base of the flower. You may also add glue at the bottom of the flower and then poke through it using the wire.
Learn how to stem Sola Wood Flowers like a pro in this Tutorial.
STEP 2: START CRAFTING THE CORSAGE
Bend the wire stem so that the flower is facing towards you. This will make it easier to pin if the back is flat.
Add in the fillers starting at the back of the flower working your way to the sides. Start with the lavender sprigs.
Add sprays of champagne baby’s breath. Arrange the fillers in layers to give more texture and depth. Secure the stem with floral tape.
Dried star flower is one of our favorite fillers to use. Position a bunch of these at the left side of the arrangement.
Insert preserved leather ferns. You can add as many greenery as you wish but two pieces should be enough for this arrangement.
Secure the stem with floral tape.
STEP 3: SHORTEN THE STEM
Cut the stem about ¾ inch from the base of the arrangement.
Seal the bottom of the stem with hot glue.
STEP 4: MAKE A CORSAGE BOW USING RIBBONS
Create a bow to adorn your corsage. You may use any type of ribbon or lace. We are using a ¼ inch satin ribbon for this project.
Loop the wire through the bow to secure it in place.
Attach the bow to the underside of the corsage using hot glue.
STEP 5: GLUE BAR PIN AT THE BACK OF THE CORSAGE
Using hot glue, secure the bar pin at the back of the corsage.
The corsage is ready for pinning.