How to Make Flower Bracelets

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How to Make Flower Bracelets
Flower bracelets add sparkle to corsages. (yellow wrist corsage daisy arm hands event image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.com)

Wrist corsages are still a prom date or mom-of-the-bride staple, but instead of a plain elastic wristband use a flower bracelet to give wrist corsages a modern update. Flower bracelets are stretch bracelets made of beads or rhinestones with a special plastic base attached to hold the flowers. Flower bracelets come in dozens of colours and varieties to match the wearer's outfit and can be reused with a new corsage or worn as a keepsake.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Flower bracelet
  • 1-foot length of 2-inch PVC pipe
  • Pre-made bow
  • Floral knife
  • Floral adhesive
  • Spray roses
  • Filler flowers
  • Greenery
  • Floral scissors

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place the flower bracelet onto a 1-foot piece of 2-inch PVC pipe to use as a holder while making the corsage.

  2. 2

    Attach a pre-made bow to the plastic base on the flower bracelet using floral adhesive or wire.

  3. 3

    Use the floral knife to cut the stems of the roses off below two rose blossoms at the calyx to make a flat area. Apply floral adhesive on the flat area below two blossoms and position the two roses side by side in the middle of the plastic base.

  4. 4

    Cut off the stems of two more roses at a diagonal about 1/4 inch below the bottom of the roses; apply floral adhesive to the bottom of these two roses.

  5. 5

    Position one rose above the side-by-side roses at the top of the plastic base. Position the second rose below the two side-by-side roses on the plastic base.

  6. 6

    Cut off the stems for several smaller, closed roses about 1/2 inch below the bottom of the roses; apply floral adhesive to the stems and fill in between the four glued roses with the smaller roses.

  7. 7

    Cut the filler flowers and greenery about 2 to 4 inches long using floral scissors; apply glue to the stems and fill in the corsage to finish the floral design.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a generous amount of floral adhesive to hold the flowers in the corsage.
  • You can use floral tape and wire to attach the flowers and fillers to the plastic base on the flower bracelet.
  • Allow the floral adhesive to dry outside the floral cooler or refrigerator before storing the corsage.

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