How to Make a Corsage

Using Fresh Leaves

I also like the interesting look of foliage stripped from the flowers you used.  The leaves from the daisies have both and interesting shape and texture.

Some leaves have a tendancy to curl or become floppy, so I give this leave a little extra support by taping a florist wire and then creating a framework that cups around the leaf, helping keep it in place.

The wire won't be visible from the front if properly placed with the wire to the back.

Continue to tape down the stem, always cutting off and removing the largest (thickest) wire stem.

The corsage is now quickly taking shape, with three different types of greenery framing the flower heads from the back.

I placed another sturdier leaf against the back of the daisy leaf (again - simply to give extra support) and conceal the bent wire.

Although this sounds complicated, these types of corsages can be made quickly once you get into the rhythm of it.  I find it helps if all like flowers and leaves are wired at one time, assembling your corsages after this work is done.

You can store the extra flowers (like wired roses) in a refrigerator if they are blowing open quickly.  Remember to mist with a flower sealant while working with flowers.

(Reminder:  although flowers like flower food, don't add any to the water that the greenery is stored in, because it can turn some varieties of leaves yellow.)