Sunday, February 20, 2011

corsage and boutineer tutorial

this is my corsage.  the lighting is kinda weird and makes it look dusty...its not like that at all. haha.  usually for a corsage you use baby's breath or some sort of filler.  a filler will usually have really small flowers on it of could even be some type of greenery.  it will also have some tipe of fern or leaf.  a corsage also has a big bow that you attatch with a wire.  a corsage should be full and quite beautiful!!

this is the boutineer.  a boutineer should be simple.  its like the corsage, it has filler and greenery but its just less full and more simple!  you pin this on to the mens suit jacket...just in case you didnt know haha.

 first you will need floral tape, wire and of coarse your flowers and something to cut the wire.  you can either but the flowers seperate or in a boquet.  i found that buying them seperate costs less, but you do need to find the fillers and greenery to match the flowers...that is a little tricky sometimes.
 the first step(for corsage and boutineer) is to cut three or four inches under the calyx. then cut two 8'' wires and insert through the calyx crossing each other so they are perpendicular.
bring the wires down and tape at an angle until the end of the stem of the flower. also after the fillers tape until the stem.  then cut off excess wire or you could also curl it. whichever you like best.  you do the same thing with a corsage except with more flowers and a bow.  a corsage is a boutineer on a wristlett.  you could find the wrist band at some craft stores that have floral supplies or a floral shop.  i only spent $10.00 on both of them! compared to $20 each thats a bargain!

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