THINK – PAIR - SHARE Why are flowers worn? When are they worn? What are they called?
Flowers Are worn by both men and women on special occasions such as weddings, holidays, etc.
Flowers to Wear Corsages usually worn on the womans left shoulder Some women may consider newer trend to wear flowers on the wrist, in the hair or on a purse
Corsages Flowers worn by women Cluster of flowers and foliage and accessories that accents a womans dress and adds to the theme of the celebration WRIST OR PINNED
Boutonniere Flowers worn by men Pinned to the lapel Usually a single flower with foliage
Boutonnieres Add a touch of color to the mans clothing Usually coordinates with the theme of the occasion Recent trend of multiple flowers used
Most popular Carnations Roses Stephanotis Pompon chrysanthemum Lilies of the valley Alstromeria lilies
THINK – PAIR - SHARE Why do those flowers work best?
Selecting flowers Sturdy and durable Hold up well out of water Strong stems
Principles of design Apply to corsages as well as to arrangements Balance, Scale, Color
Colors and flowers used Dictated by the personal preference of the wearer
Things to consider Formality of the occasion Size of the wearer Color and style of the clothing to be worn If clothing color is not known, white is appropriate for all occasions.
Corsages Should be designed to be light and easy to wear Removing stems from the flowers helps to keep them light
Wires All wires should be covered and the corsage should not come apart or be misshapen
Football mum corsages In Some areas of the U.S. mum corsages are popular at college and high school football games. Especially popular for homecoming games dances May be simple in design or quite elaborate
Football mum corsages In Texas and Oklahoma large extravagant designs are popular. They include an abundance of streamers, braided ribbons and accessories. Using floral adhesive and hot glue
Corsage Materials Wire can be used – must be hidden Floral adhesive is a rubber cement developed for use on fresh flowers Floral adhesive may be used in corsages of very light and delicate flowers may also be used to add greenery, flowers and accessories to a wired corsage. Hot glue may be used to construct a corsage
Items needed: Ribbon, Wire, Scissors, Floral Tape. #1 – Demonstration by Mrs. Propson #2 – Write out Steps with Partner #3 – Demonstration by Mrs. Propson as you edit your steps #4 – Individual Bow Creation and Approval Bows
Floral Taping Items Needed: Tape, Stems #1 – Demonstration by Mrs. Propson #2 – Write out Steps with Partner #3 – Demonstration by Mrs. Propson as you edit your steps #4 – Individual Pen Creation and Approval
Wiring Items Needed: Wire, Wire Cutters, flowers. Demonstration then Individual Trial Piercing Hook Clustering Individual Trial and Approval