Flowers: How to Make Beautiful Fresh Flower Wrist Corsages Three Ways | Alison Fleck | Skillshare

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Flowers: How to Make Beautiful Fresh Flower Wrist Corsages Three Ways

teacher avatar Alison Fleck, Floral Design Expert

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Lessons in This Class

4 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Wrist Corsage Intro

      0:54
    • 2. How to make a traditional wrist corsage.

      5:50
    • 3. Floral Greenery Wrist Corsage/Cuff

      5:43
    • 4. Greenery Wrist Corsage/Cuff

      5:30
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In this class, you will learn how to make corsages with fresh flowers and greenery. You will learn how to create a traditional wrist corsage as well as a more modern cuff wrist corsage with both greenery and fresh floral. You will need:

Supplies:

  • Oasis Floral Adhesive
  • 5/8" Ribbon or Brass Cuff
  • Thick Card Stock
  • Floral Shears and Scissors
  • Dual Temp Glue Gun

Fresh Flowers: 
We Used:

  • Spray roses
  • Wax Flower
  • Hypericum Berry

Greenery:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Salal Tips
  • Leather leaf 

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1. Wrist Corsage Intro: Hi everyone. My name is Alice and Fleck and I'm a professional floral designer. I am the owner and creative director of Bloom culture flowers. Bloom culture is a national company that specializes in plural education for floral designers and DIY clients. We teach floral design with our tried and true methods of design that are really easy and approachable. With over 10 years of experience in the floral industry, working in weddings and events, We're excited to teach you how to make a traditional and modern risks. We will teach you a basic construction technique of a risk massage and show you a modern approach to this wedding classic with a floral and greenery risk cuff. By using our design approaches and techniques, your shirt and learn a valuable skill and floral design in a fun and unique way. Thanks for watching. 2. How to make a traditional wrist corsage.: 3. Floral Greenery Wrist Corsage/Cuff: in today's tutorial, we're going to teach you how to make a floral core solid on a brass cuff. First, you want to run a line of glue on the top of the cuff. About an inch to an inch and 1/2 should work. Don't overflow the glue on the edges of the cuff just because it gets really messy. Next, you're gonna want to place your greenery on the cuff. Here I've used a small piece of solal in a small piece of leather leaf. Both of these items are really hardy granaries and do well out of water, and they don't really wilt or wrinkle when they need water. So they're a good workhorse greenery, and I like to use them a lot. Next, I like to layer in some of the eucalyptus. I like to do my greenery first, just so that it gives it a really good foundation for the floral, and it creates areas for you to glue your floral onto the piece. It's a good practice toe. Hold your pieces in place after you've glued them for just a few seconds to ensure that the glue sets up and it doesn't start sliding around on the course, AJ. Next, I start taking off some of the small eucalyptus leaves. These Gail leaves really help when creating your course, AJ, because they don't take up a lot of surface area. When I'm creating course colleges, I always keep in mind who's gonna be wearing them, and you want to create a balance on either side of the wrist. You don't want to create too much reach going up into the arm or down into the hand. It just makes it more comfortable for the person who's gonna wear it. So these little pieces of eucalyptus really help cover up that glue that we put on the top of the brass cuff. Next, we're gonna move on to our spray roses. I like to cut the spray roses pretty close to the top of the head and then remove any of the leaves or petals that might not look too great on the bottom of the rose. I then give the rose a snip at an angle right at the head of the rose. I snip it at an angle so that it gives a place for the rose to rest or sit on the cuff and then put the glue directly on the rose head and let that set up for a few minutes before I go in and glue it to the actual cuff, holding it in place. Just making sure that the glue sets up and that the rose stays put in the place that you want it to stay in. Where did the wise? I always kept trying to balance my cuff to stand up, and sometimes when you start adding floral and greenery to it, it makes it off balance and falls over a lot. So just be careful that isn't fall over and ruin your placement of your flowers. Next, I will do the exact same thing to this spray roses I did to the 1st 1 out. Give it a good cut at an angle, and then I will go ahead and put some glue at the base of the Rose head and let that set up for just a few seconds before I put it on the cuff. Be careful when you're placing other elements on the cuff to not push or move the stuff that you've already put on there, so just make sure that when you're placing things. Be mindful of the other components that you've already added and try not to squish them, remove them around. Next I put in a cute little rose bud. I'm trying to balance that big bloom on the other side. I think the other side is pretty much complete, but where there's a little bit more greenery where there's a little bit smaller scaled islands, I like to go in with some smaller components, like the Rose Bud. Or, in this case, I'm going to be adding in some of the cama meal, which is also called feverfew. Here. These are great scaled items to go in and add some more detail and keep layering in some of that detail. It just makes it look a little bit more put together. It's also a great way to incorporate different colors. So if you have a color palette with multiple colors in it, this is a great way to use different elements like this high pear cranberry that has that burgundy tone in it to give some highlights and some low lights. But it's also a great way to add in different colors from your color palettes, so just keep layering in these components, taking a minute to test them and see where they might fit, where they might look good. I do this before I put glue on them and actually place them. Sometimes you'll make a placement and not think that it's the best spot for it. So I like to do that before I add my glue and before I add it to the course, AJ One important thing to remember to when you're placing your items on the course. AJ. If it doesn't look the way that you want it to look, it's OK to either take it away or do a little bit of light editing to get the look that you're going for. Once you've reached a point where all of your holes air filled and all of your glue is covered up, just take another look at it from each angle and make sure that you like the way that everything is looking. And once you do, you're done. Thank you for watching our flower cuff tutorial, and if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below, or you can visit our website Bloom Culture flowers dot com 4. Greenery Wrist Corsage/Cuff: first, take your cuff and run a small line of glue about an inch to an inch and 1/2 across the top . Don't use too much glue that it starts running over the side. After you've let your glue set for just about a minute or so, you can start to apply your greenery. Here I'm using leather leaf. It's a really durable greenery and lasts long out of water, so I like to use it in corsages and boudin ears and hair combs and other details. Items like that continue placing the greenery. You want to cover up all of the glue that you've just put on the cuff when I'm designing course, Aja's especially risk or sausages. I like to take into consideration what it's gonna look like on someone's wrist while I'm designing it. So as I continue to fill it and I don't want to go too heavy where greenery might reach up into the hand or down the arm, I like to place greenery where it's gonna be balanced on either side of someone's wrist. Once you feel confident that you've got enough leather leaf on there, I like to move on to a different greenery here. I've started to use a little bit of the eucalyptus, adding different types of greenery and different textures. Just add some depth and variety, especially if you're only using greenery for your Chris Sasha's. You wanna have different varieties of greenery and different colors of greenery. That way it won't feel boring or just on one note, play around with different placements to again addressing both sides of the course AJ to create some balance. And if you start to see some little holes, or if you want to start covering up the top end of the brass cuff where you have some of that glue, I like to use smaller pieces of the leather leaf or smaller leaves that have maybe come off some of your greenery, or that you snap off some of the greenery. You don't wanna have that part of the cover, the center part of the cuff showing you want to cover that up with your greenery, and then if you are going to do some floor on it, you can do that there, but for this purpose, we're going to be only using greenery. Finish covering up the glue and the top side of your brass cuff, and we'll move on to more greenery. Here, place another bead of glue along the top of your cuff and on top of the greenery that we've already done again, don't overdo this. Just a few dabs here and there, so that when we start to layer in more pieces like this bunny tail, or even if we start to add in some more of that eucalyptus, it will have something to adhere to. Sometimes you'll need to break down your stems a little bit more when working on a risk horse. AJ scale is important. You don't want to put something that's too big on there because it might not feel balanced , or it might just feel too bulky for the person that's wearing it. Sometimes you'll need to put a little bit of glue on the pieces that you're placing so that it adheres to the glue that's already on there. I think I've said this before in some other tutorials, but when working with wet glue specifically wet floral blue, you'll want to place a beat of glue on your course AJ and on the stem of the product that you're working with. And then whenever you place the stem on the course, AJ, it bonds together. Wet floral glue works a lot like rubber cement toe wear. It bonds to itself. The same concept goes with floral glue as well. I personally use wet floor, a glue and teach wet floor of blue. Because I haven't had a great experience with low temp glue guns because it doesn't. And here the product well to either the brass cuff or to the cardboard backing and with the hot temp glue guns. It does burn your products. So I teach and use the wet floral glue technique just because its tried and true and I've have had really great success with it for the finishing touches. I just keep layering in or adding in the greenery components, mixing and matching what I think looks good. Look at both sides of your cuff. You might be able to see some holes or some areas that might need some more greenery, so just take a look at both sides of the cuff and take a look at it from different vantage points. That way you'll be able to see where those holes might be and you'll be able to fill them in with either more stems of greenery or the small leaves off of the greenery. Like I've done here. Continue looking over your cuff for areas that you might be able to fill in holes again. This is a layering process. Just keep layering in the greenery and using different varieties in different colors and different textures from the graner you that you're using. I like using the baby blue eucalyptus because it adds height in depth to your course, AJ, especially when you're just using the greenery components for a cuff. We're now adding the finishing touches to our greenery cuff, and we hope that this process has shown you how easy and fun making your own D I Y greenery cuffs for your wedding congee. For more tutorials, you can follow along on our YouTube channel or you confine our tutorials on our website at Bloom culture flowers dot com. Thanks so much for joining us, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment below or email us