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On many black tie and semi-formal prom events, the bracelet corsages are a fashionable and highly anticipated accessory that compliments just perfectly a prom dress. Learning to make a bracelet corsage can make you save paying a florist for doing the same, and also allows you to create a unique design for you or your partner when attending prom.
Think about the colors.
Cling to colors that complement each other.
Think of colors you can find on the dress or suit, and make sure they match correctly.
If it is for prom, consider using the colors of your school.
You can look at an interior design color wheel to inspire you if you need it.
Choose colors that oppose the wheel, for example, yellow and purple, or blue and orange.
Choose the flowers you like
Buy (or collect from the garden) flowers that have almost flowered completely, and put them in water before making the corsage. You can choose between three and five flowers, depending on their size. In general, try to select big flowers that hold up well (they end up looking better at the end of the night than delicate flowers, like tulips).
Here are some options to consider: Roses, Daisies, Orchids, Lilies or your favorites.
Choose a fill flower
This will highlight the central flowers, gives body to the corsage and highlights the color. Examples of fill flowers include: Gypsy, Fern leaves, Eucalyptus.
Choose the bracelet.
Flowers are the central element, but the way you fix the corsage can also change the aesthetic. Try these options:
Buy a bracelet for corsages
Make a band with a bow.
Any rubber that fits your wrist
If you want, choose beads that combine. Any addition to the corsage bracelet can draw attention and personalize the bouquet in full with pearls and ties
How to make the corsages
Cut the stem of the flowers so that they are short. Leave approximately 1.3 to 2.5 cm (1/2 to 1 inch) under the cocoon. Then use pliers or scissors to cut stems of the same size and add wire to flowers that have very short stems.
Tie each flower stem with floral wire and tape, making it easier to fold the flowers in the desired position. Let´s start from the top of the stem and go down as the tape must wrap diagonally, like the lines of the posts of the barbershops, then take two turns with the floral tape to completely cover the stems.
For the base of the corsage.
Glue the central flowers in spring with floral tape. Use the same method diagonally.
Glue the filling flowers on a branch separately. Again, use the same method diagonally.
Join the two twigs with floral wire.
In this step, add the beads with floral wire.
Put the bracelet or band between the two parties. Fasten the band to the group of flowers with floral wire. The flowers have to be pointed at the elbow.
Make the bow.
Several strands of thin tape, or a single strand of wide tape, is what is best. The easiest way to make a loop is to give six loops of ribbon around your hand and cut the ends diagonally.
Slide the tape from your hand and, holding the flat laps, wrap another piece of tape around the center of the laps and tie it tight.
Start with the inside tape loop, slide it out and hit the circle one turn to the left.
Take the next turn and turn it to the right. Continue taking the laps and alternating the side to which you turn, until both sides of the loop are outside.
Hold the cut ends and shake the loop carefully to make it come loose and not flat.
Join the tie to the bracelet and the flowers. Use floral wire to fix it.
Make sure the bracelet is large enough to fit snugly on your wrist without cutting your circulation.
Adjust it as necessary and voila you have the perfect corsage for your prom dress.
After mastering the art of creating a traditional corsage, a perfect complement to any prom outfit, you might be thinking about the dress itself. If you’re aiming to make a bold and stunning statement at your prom, our article ‘How To Wear The Sexiest Prom Dress‘ is your next must-read. It offers expert advice and style insights on selecting and styling a dress that will not only turn heads but also make you feel confident and glamorous on your special night.