Flowers Are worn by both men and women on special occasions such as weddings, holidays, etc.
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
Boutonniere Flowers worn by men Pinned to the lapel Usually a single flower with foliage
Boutonnieres Recent trend toward using multiple flowers Two or three stephanotis blooms with foliage Mini carnation with a sweetheart rose
Boutonnieres Add a touch of color to the mans clothing Usually coordinates with the theme of the occasion
Boutonnieres For a wedding or formal dance, the mans flowers should compliment those worn or carried by the woman
Selecting flowers Chose flowers that have been properly conditioned Hold up well out of water
Most popular Carnations Roses Stephanotis Pompon chrysanthemum Lilies of the valley Alstromeria lilies
Principles of design Apply to corsages as well as to arrangements Balance, Scale, Color
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 Band aids may also be glued to the bottom of the corsage and taped to the shoulder
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
Important Find out the occasion and the preferences of the customer Smaller women look best with a smaller corsage Larger women can wear a larger corsage
Color The dominant color of the flowers should compliment the clothing If clothing color is not known, white is considered 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
Flowers Should have space between them so that each can be seem separately Good workmanship and good flowers are essential
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
Corsages Alternative to wiring and taping 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
Hot Glue Available in several forms, including pan- melt glue, glue chips, hot melt sticks and low temperature sticks. Glue may be melted in a electric frying pan, glue pot or glue gun.
Hot Glue Hot glue melts at a temperature of 275 F., low temperature sticks melt at a much lower temperature reducing the possibility of injuries.
Hot Glue Low temperature glues are less likely to cause damage to delicate flowers, but do not have the holding power of hot glue.
The Oasis decorative wires come in many colors. One (or two) is sure to match your favorite dress. For a simple ring, you will need aluminum wire, bullion wire, Oasis floral adhesive, diamante pins and a small flower blossom.
Create a ring by twisting a 6 length of aluminum wire around your finger. Not too tight: it is easier to size down later than it is to enlarge.
Loosely wrap the bullion wire around three fingers about 35 times. Stretch your fingers apart slightly so you can easily slide the wires loops off when you are done. Round and round you go…
Using a bit more bullion wire, bind the looped bullion wire tightly together in the center to create a figure 8. Now you are ready to fan out and fluff the loops creating a colorful daisy form.
Place this on the ring base and fold the extended arms of aluminum wire across the top to anchor it in place. To get a nice firm connection, squish the joint tightly together with a pair of needle nose pliers.
Isnt this fun? And easy too! The base is complete and pretty all by itself. To finish, choose the perfect blossom and glue it in place with a dab of Oasis floral adhesive. Just a dab will do ya!
Add the head of a single diamante pin to the center of the flower for a sparkling touch of glamour. For a touch of whimsy, a tiny lady bug could be glued in place. Ohhh…. that sounds like fun!
Student Project #3 Tape Lab practice using floral tape. Need: Tape, Wire, Wire Cutters
Student Project #4 Power Point on different Wire Methods Demonstration of Different Wire Methods Movie on Different wire methods Worksheet on different wire methods Items Needed: Wire, Tape, Greenery, 3 Different flowers. Piercing Hook Clustering One more XXXXX
Student Project #5 Power Point on Boutonieer Video on Making Bout Making Boutonieer Items Needed: Tape Flower Wire Greenery