Proms, weddings or birthdays are events when a woman may receive a wearable flower arrangement called a corsage. It makes her feel special by indicating a place of honour she occupies at the event. When wearing a sleeveless gown or one made of a delicate fabric, some women prefer a flower bracelet bouquet, also known as a wrist corsage, instead of a pinned corsage. You need very few supplies to make a flower bracelet bouquet for yourself or to give as a gift.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Large silk flower
- Sheer ribbon
- Floral adhesive
- Beaded corsage backer
- Disposable plate
Cut 12 inches of sheer ribbon and put it to the side.
Cut a 30-inch length of sheer ribbon. Hold it in your less dominant hand between your thumb and index finger. Use your dominant hand to fold the ribbon back and forth so that you create three loops on each side of the fingers holding the ribbon. Make the loops two inches long.
Tie the 12-inch length of ribbon onto the loops where you fingers are clinching the centre of the bow. Secure with a knot.
Trim the raw ends of the ribbon so that they are only slightly longer than the loops on the bow.
Cut the stem of the silk flower off. Trim it as close as possible so that the flower can sit flat on the bracelet.
Prepare the Bow and Flower
Dispense some of the floral adhesive onto a disposable plate. This method helps to control the amount of glue used. If you prefer, you can use a hot glue gun.
Dip the back of the bow into the adhesive. Press the bow onto the beaded corsage backer and hold it for 30 seconds to set. The backer looks like a beaded bracelet and stretches to fit most sizes.
Apply adhesive to the back of the flower by dipping it in the glue on the plate. Attach the flower to the centre of the bow. If the flower slides off of the bow, you have applied too much glue. In this case, remove some and attempt to attach the flower again.
Assemble the Bracelet
Tips and warnings
- Instead of using a single large flower such as a rose, peony, orchid or daisy, use several small flowers if you prefer.
- Beaded corsage backers come in different colours. Use a backer that matches or complements the colour of the attire worn with it.
- Get creative with embellishments like beads, wires or feathers. Glue them to the flower bracelet bouquet in addition to or in place of the bow.
- Some craft glues may work in place of floral adhesive.
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