Make A Wrist Corsage Like A Pro With The Help Of These Tips
I really like this video about how to design a wrist corsage. Not only is it a solid tutorial, but it really highlights a facet of floral design that, in my opinion, is not fully appreciated!
Face it. Tons of DIY wedding flower tutorials can be found online.
Most of them focus on making wedding bouquets and centerpieces, but very few on flowers to wear.
Every now and then, I run across a video that covers an “old school” technique that in my opinion, is really worth sharing with aspiring DIYers, as well as seasoned floral designers.
This wrist corsage tutorial by John Mc Donald is one of those. Watch and see.
Pretty nice tutorial, don’t you think? Well, I thought so, anyway. But the reason I like it may surprise you.
As I mentioned, I happen to think that corsage design is the most under-appreciated area of floral design.
And here’s why.
The average person simply isn’t aware of what goes into creating custom floral design work like corsages.
Floral designs, including corsages, are all about perceived value.
After all, how much can it cost to attach a couple of simple flowers to a wristband, anyway?
Let me give you an example.
In this video, the retail cost of the materials used is already $15-$20 before even starting to put the corsage together.
That includes the flowers and foliage used, the type of corsage bracelet, plus the floral supplies and packaging. It adds up fast.
Then there’s the labor involved.
An experienced floral designer should be able to make a wrist corsage like this one 10 to 15 minutes.
Plus several more minutes to prep and wire all of the flowers, foliage, and ribbon used. So maybe 18 to 25 minutes in total.
My guess is that’s pretty much the benchmark in most shops.
That’s why you can expect to pay $30 to $50 for a custom-designed wrist corsage from an experienced, professional florist.
Sure, you can make a wrist corsage using one or two flowers (John mentions that in the video), or use floral glue rather than wiring.
But in my experience, it doesn’t speed up or simplify the process much, if at all.
Want to try your hand at making your own wrist corsage?
If you’ve got the time and want to give it a shot, I would encourage you to do so. It’s an essential floral design skill that you should have in your arsenal.
Once you try it, I’m certain you’ll come away with a greater appreciation of what it takes to create a beautiful wrist corsage and an appreciation of how easy the pros make it look. 🙂
I suppose you’re wondering how I know this?
Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Greg Johnson, and I’ve been in the retail flower business for more than 40 years.
I’m the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop and the voice behind this blog.
I’ve gone ahead and featured a lot of floral design tutorials for you on this site. And that’s the reason I’m here now. 🙂
That said, I started this site for a totally different reason…
Okay, so I’ve got something I need to say. Admittedly, my own selfish needs are really what prompted me to create this site.
See, I get asked a lot of the same questions about flowers (like the “how do I make a wrist corsage?” presentation you just watched), and I honestly just wanted a place where I could send people to help answer some of those questions.
I also believe that there is no shortage of opportunity online, which is another motivating factor in my decision to create this site. Just thought you might appreciate the truth.
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I’m just glad that you’re here. 🙂
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