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Homecoming Corsages

Football season has begun. Could homecoming festivities be far behind? Look out! Those corsage orders will soon be stacking up on the design table. 


Are you ready? With a little planning and preparation, homecoming can be grand fun. You might even make it to the game before half time. Browse through the following pages and we’ll show you how to create easy and beautiful Homecoming Corsages. 


Happy Homecoming Season to you all. 


See you next week...

Materials for corsages include bracelets, cold glue, and some beautiful blooms.

STEP ONE: 


Start with the basics. You just need two things in stock and you are good to go: Oasis Floral Adhesive cold glue and corsage bracelets from Fitz Designs. 


Fitz bracelets are both beautiful and functional. Pepper black, sterling silver – these are must haves. Grape, sparkling licorice and bubble gum – mmmmm… luscious colors to start with.

Gather wires, colorful ribbons, diamante pins, Lomey gems and feathers to decorate the corsages.

STEP TWO:


Gather all the treasures you have collected and you are ready to add style and pizzazz: Decorative wires, colorful ribbons, diamante pins, Lomey gems and feathers, of course!

Create decorative bases for your corsages ahead of time.

STEP THREE: 


You can prepare for the homecoming weekend frenzy ahead of time by creating a decorative base for your flowers. 


Foliage can be glued in place (pick sturdy, long-lasting varieties like galax, ruscus and ribbon grass), bagged and stored in the cooler for several days. A ribbon base is the easiest. Just tie up a beautiful bow and glue it into place. For a contemporary look, spirals of aluminum wire and tufts of bullion wire create a dramatic base for your fresh flowers. 


Note: Be sure to use Oasis Floral Adhesive for all your glued corsages. Not all glues have the same “stickiness”.

Enhance each corsage base with fluffy feathers and filler foliage like waxflower or hypericum berries.

STEP FOUR: 


Filler blossoms and fluffy feathers can enhance the base. Wax flower and hypericum are sturdy enough to prepare several days ahead. The more you do in advance, the better! 


None of us like giving up our Friday night to sit at the flower shop corsage-ing until midnight. Been there – done that – there is a better way.

Add roses for a finishing touch to each corsage.

STEP FIVE: 


Beautiful fresh flowers are secured in place last. Just think, the day before the homecoming dance you just need to glue on 3 petite roses – how long can that take? In minutes your corsages are complete. 


And, smart florist that you are, the boxes are already prepared, labeled and ready to go. You’ll be done in plenty of time to get to the game. You may even be able to park up close instead of down the way a mile or two with the latecomers.

Create a traditional corsage by mixing galax leaves, spray roses, waxflower, and lily grass along with some gems for sparkle.

STEP SIX: 


Traditional Corsage 


Traditional recipe: 

1 Fitz Bracelet 

2 galax leaves glued to the plastic tab 

2 or 3 strands of lily grass 

5 individual ruscus leaves. 

3 sprigs of wax flower gives you interest and texture 

3 blooms from a spray rose create the flowered focus 

3 Lomey gems for fun – these make fabulous keepsakes to treasure long after the flowers are faded.

Create a contemporary corsage by mixing spray roses and Israeli ruscus with feathers, aluminum wire, and diamante pins for an artistic touch.

STEP SEVEN: 


Contemporary Corsage 


Contemporary recipe: 

1 Fitz Bracelet 

15” aluminum wire spiraled and swirled artistically 

3 yards bullion wire wound and fluffed to create a tufted base for your flowers 

3 feathers for light as air movement and texture 

5 individual ruscus leaves. 

3 blooms from a spray rose create the flowered focus 

3 diamante pins for a bit of sparkle

Create a romantic corsage by mixing spray roses and waxflower with ribbon and diamante pins for a sweetheart style.

STEP EIGHT: 

Romantic Corsage 

Romantic recipe: 

1 Fitz Bracelet 

2 yards #5 sheer ribbon 

3 sprigs of wax flower gives you interest and texture 

3 blooms from a spray rose create the flowered focus 

7 diamante pins for a bit of sparkle

Consider creating different styles of corsages: traditional, contemporary, and romantic for homecoming options.

STEP NINE: 


Traditional, Contemporary, Romantic and so much more. It is time to dig through your treasures and prepare for the grand fun of homecoming. A little planning now will make the big weekend both easy and profitable. 


Of course, you will want to start with the finger exercises as well. I find dialing the telephone to chat with a friend is the perfect way to keep those fingers nimble – that and dipping a chip in salsa. Fine motor skills and multi-tasking – two exercises in one!


Thank you for sharing these magical and elegant Homecoming Corsages. If you would like to lean more, join us in the Classroom or Online and study the theories and techniques of design with the Floral Design Institute Instructors.

  • Fresh Flower Food Individual Pack 10 ounce tub
    Fresh Flower Food Individual Pack 10 ounce tub
  • Crowning Glory Individual Pack 32 ounce spray bottle
    Crowning Glory Individual Pack 32 ounce spray bottle
  • Quick Dip Individual Pack One Pint
    Quick Dip Individual Pack One Pint
  • Oasis Floral Adhesive Individual Pack 3.9 Gram Tube
    Oasis Floral Adhesive Individual Pack 3.9 Gram Tube
  • Aluminum Wire Single 39 Ft Spool 12 Gauge (Gold)
    Aluminum Wire Single 39 Ft Spool 12 Gauge (Gold)
  • Bullion Wire Single 459 Ft Spool 28 Gauge (Gold)
    Bullion Wire Single 459 Ft Spool 28 Gauge (Gold)