Recently, I attended an Art Show at the Botanical Gardens. All the ladies received a beautiful corsage. Mine was a beautiful white Gerber Daisy. It was tightly wrapped in floral tape and I knew it wouldn’t make it until the next morning unless I took it apart and placed it in water. I was always curious as to how they were made. This was my opportunity to find out.
My only regret was using a beige napkin. The details of the corsage would have popped a little more if I had used something else underneath it – oh well, it was late and the color side of my brain was asleep :)
I couldn’t help but wonder how it was made so, I decided to take it apart.
The back of the corsage looks like this:
The floral tape was tucked away at the top
I began to unravel it …
After the First piece of floral tape was unravelled, the wire that held the ribbon bow was exposed and freed
A little more unravelling and the First Green Stem was freed:
Then, the Second Green Stem was freed:
Final Strip of Floral Tape revealed a green wire (it acted as a stem) that was also holding the flower in place:
Here is a better view:
Back to the Ribbon Bow:
It is made of sheer ribbon loops that are wrapped in the center with floral wire:
Here it is once the wire is removed:
This is what the corsage looked like completely unassembled:
I measured both floral wires.
The thinner one, which was used to make the Ribbon Bow measured about 6 inches in length (about 15,25 cm)
The main wire ribbon, (which was the thicker one) acted as the backbone of the entire corsage and it measured about 4 inches in length (10.16 cm)
The BOW measures about 5 1/2 inches in width (almost 14cm)
Final list of Materials Used to make this bow:
5 Ft. 8 Inches (1.72 meters) of sheer ribbon that is about 1/2 inch wide (1.27 cm)
4 inches of Thick Floral Wire
6 Inches of Thin Floral Wire
2 pieces of greenery
Flower with a 2-3 inch long stem
Well, the big corsage mystery has been solved.
If you have the right flowers in your garden, these corsages are easy to make and can certainly make someone feel special :)