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Creating Corsages

Lesson 15 from: Create Wedding Flower Centerpieces and Bouquets

Kiana Underwood

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15. Creating Corsages

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Creating Corsages

So now we're going to move on to making some krissah jys and to keep with our theme of what we started I guess we can choose the same flowers which are these lilies they're nice and fluffy let's see make sure everybody has some oh you guys you have some lilies so good okay so I'm going to choose this I'm going to yet again choose some ron kill us do you guys have an oculus no okay take this you should do some we'll do it explosion grass again because it's so pretty then we'll act kind of a green element to this to this because chris charges can be a little bit bigger than boot nears oh you have geranium oh perfect. So we'll use some geranium and I think of chris arges as just kind of a bigger version of wooden ears and some moms like to wear them on their chest and some like to wear them on their wrists so I'll show you how I do the wrist part same idea let's take some of the uh haul in awful the lilies moving the stamen moving the statement now we know what they're called out with aut...

hority well, at least these ones don't have a stain on them. The other lilies were quite uh yellow the statement is quite does require a little bit of precision to get in there and yes amount without damaging the rest of it flower indeed and let's say that you do have one that does have a little bit of bee pollen on it is something that you could kind of dunk it in water and get out of just done. I usually low on them because water will make it even more into the no yeah, something I've used before to get from the pollen office. Pipe cleaners are good, you can get into the little grooves of the leaves. That's a great tip! Yeah, get out of those air. Another sort of a nice thing to have on hand. It won't cost you that much, but we'll be really useful. Yeah, we use them all the time, way we're looking at the deranged iam least we're just picking out the best ones. What makes it the best one? This one had a hole in it, right? Yeah, just this shape in the movement and the color and if it's got any brown on it or slug holes that's a very good point to make sure tell me when you're just beginning its crews. Maybe this is something you khun speak on. It might be hard to understand what makes it good or yeah, we've talked about how important the preparation is and to have everything trimmed to get all of the thorns out. But sometimes you have to take time to sit there and look at everything and kind of look for those little holes that you may have missed when you first glance I think it's important to take the time to look them over and that's important too especially if you're working for a client those little bitty details is that something that you would emphasize this well absolutely like right now before I put it together I'm just imagining what it would look on under wrist if um if they were to wear it on the rest and I think that's pretty good going at thiss you know if you're gonna have this pinned on you all day you will notice those little things so if something is off on one of the pedals you know people are gonna notice it's worth the time it should be a detail definitely a detailed part of the work because it's so delicate and it's so kind of in your face right there and a lot of brides do you have that perfection day mentality and their eyes are on every little every little saying you're not the maid of honor will notice and she won't tell the bride but I'm sure that with all countess designs that's not even even something to ever worry about thank you so same concept just gonna take it as up high as I can I know it's close to the one of the three namely it's a business you know what you think looks better? I only like one because this one is pretty big and it doesn't need any more I don't think mine will need anymore, so but if you think that it looks better on this but let's try to make it identical so use one like we did with the wooden ears and this time it actually seems like you're taping it from the bottom um in another and another when you were doing the other boot nears it. Um it seems like it's a little bit easier because you're not one hands not competing with that. Well, I've I was able to, you know, do the initial when you put it on, get it under your son on dh, then start pulling it easy or just I got it done while we were talking past and so and then when you looked over, it was just when I was it's the easy part when you've already gotten it to stick together and all you have to do is just pull and rap like this, I'm going to call it a little bit more, so I again normally I wouldn't cut it should be a little bit shorter, but to keep it in water I keep it about this length and I have all these little eighty biddy vases that I put them in until I leave with them in the tray, so but for this today, I'm going to cut it all the way just we can get an idea, and on the way I do it is I I don't like the ones that they have pre made. Have you seen those massage like them? They don't have that look that I want, so I think a little a pretty little ah sheer ribbon would do the trick, and all that you have to do is take this and wrap it with either ribbon or another ribbon or twine, or just by itself. This isn't long enough for me to do that, but for eggs, if I had to, if I had a lot more, I will just wrap this like this and then my wrist, it will do fine. It would be like this or the other way, and I would cut it a little bit more in the bottom just tied it in a ribbon yacht on her own or the or hurt her state does? Yes, exactly so away. I wanted to see if my therapist that's what it would look like, and I would cut it a little bit more, just so it wouldn't stand wouldn't hang on the hand I love how simple that it it's just organic, and like you said, you you actually cut the stems off later how do you put it in the water with the ribbon on it? I don't put the ribbon on it and I said I just put it by itself in the water and in the last last minute before pickup before delivery the interests and all if I'm seeing the moms I'm thinking of the mom of the bride or the groom and I'll say well here's your you know chris sarge how you do it on then sometimes they want to wear it on their chest which is again find to do like this how how are students doing uh I'm doing okay well chiana is here to save the day just put your that you could decide a rap you could do since you have that ribbon I didn't use my room and I could take this put the ribbon around like this alright, great yeah that's uh that's so clever and you got that okay and you could do the same as rachel so you could take this off and then make sure we don't squish our uranium it was moving on me then. Yeah, like this onside here on one side here people were watching at home yeah, you doing right now that kind of help out on that so I'm just we have some extra ribbon here and I used it basically over there I had gone ahead and tied a knot around this on then put it on my wrist here because we have this extra ribbon I wrapped it um around the ribbon that we initially had I made a bull like rachel did right here so you secured one ribbon with the other you cannot ever have too many ribbons that is true and I think that's cute yeah. Thank you sure. How are you doing on your doing that? Perfect that oh, I love the look of this very lovely yes just make your bow three now I'm curious to hear from the students so you know earlier we were kind of working teo just make them look independent and just kind of having that freedom to be creative now these last things that we've been doing you've been kind of attempting to duplicate something that's already out there hasn't been easier or more difficult for you guys to try to follow and already you know and to make it look like something that's already out there well, you know what's what's a little bit tricky is yeah, not having your choice of materials like having having teo select from this narrow sort of bunch of materials was like it was more challenging it felt a little more frustrating like oh, if I could use this beautiful flower instead like that would that would make it be lovely more easily um yeah, but I had to work for it a little bit okay, yeah yeah yeah yeah, I always find it a little bit more difficult for fooling someone else's vision right? You never know what I mean seeing it helps definitely seeing someone else's process but it's always you know, it's always difficult kind of replicate and you know, it's a creative process so it's kind of, you know it's it's difficult e I can imagine you difficult I think I kind of like cano was saying before trying to make something exactly identical is a little bit difficult even if you have the same flowers and some kind of wondering when you make it for the groomsmen these the same flowers but kind of hard to get to be a little different yeah do you guys know about persian carpets? The carpets are all handmade and, um sometimes they're crooked and they don't know one flower in some corner of it is missing um and they could all have the same design but they all looked very different and unique even though they have the same colors and that's how I think about because it's a work of art done by hand and there's nothing you could do about that well, you know, there was actually a question that came in about the just to make sure they're putting the stem in the right direction on the u s so I I like it this way with this design at least that I have done this is where the stem is going on mine and that's why I cut it a little bit shorter just so that it wouldn't be in the way maybe we can actually pull our course ashes put it together see what I look for each other now we should go to a wedding ready for way invited yes, now we see them on the table there can we get a shot of them on your wrist? You guys want to tie them onto each other's risk? Yeah, thank you. Okay, just to sort of see how they look on the risk is sometimes they look different when they're out of totally want to make sure it's sort of fit because when you know different people of different sized wrist does that come into play here? Absolutely that's what? You give a lot more ribbon that I have right now not too tight is that now that's great. That is great this's the beauty of having the overhead cam for this course we'll see all of you guys from wait okay, okay under there. Wonderful. Yeah let's get all those hands in there instagram when you wear that and the thing is they do look very similar, you know, it looks like you guys did follow the same pattern there that looks wonderful thank you it's like I feel like it's like crystal explosion graph it sparkles the living is so much more comfortable than that standard a lasting with metal base. I like that. Yeah, it is such an inventive alternative. Yeah, that's a good point. Maybe sometimes it is worth it to spend a little bit more on a ribbon that will be more comfortable for the person who's wearing way. Come on, I think in some way you know what? I because I was self taught I didn't know how to do things until I did them, and so I didn't go the first time I made these massages. I did go to the store, and so how cool I'm gonna buy these and use them for chris sausages and then I did use them and I think I thought this is not really comfortable doesn't look cool. Maybe I'll just come up with my own way of making it, and I feel that it's pretty simplified way of doing it great. Well, any final thoughts on the world of putin years and course, aj is forming a second. I mean, I just think that simplicity goes a long way as always, especially with this segment um, it's, you know, we're not using ten million different kinds of flowers that, like I did with the bouquet earlier yesterday, but still keeping with our garden style and using what we used in the bouquet and um and I think we came up with some lovely results any questions? Anyone? How do you guys feel about putin ears and corsages feeling more confident in your ability to go back and make these on your own? I think they're really fun to make you khun b super delicate and detailed with them but they're very simple at the same time you don't need too much to make a statement, right? So I think it's a really great way just to actually practice the art of designing and I mean this could be great for even just a garden party or a brunch I did it I did a post on chris sausages for mom on mother's day last year on my block, so I called the mothers they're chris sausages and they have my mom I just went into the garden and found whatever I could because it's such a small bouquet you khun get anything in there and I think I made six variations and I had my mom posed for me and took some pictures of her it was such a hit um got a lot of hits and people loved it is all over pinterest it was colorful and happy and how did your mom love it? She loved it and I think the most important thing I agree yeah can't we had a lot of questions coming in about your workflow and how you're doing all of this I'm curious to know what is the most that you've spent on on these the boudin ears now when you're doing a typical wedding how many of those will you do for each wedding? Um typical wedding is five to six foot nears your regular wedding people wanna have their friends and their weddings and so I'm always excited when I have weddings that only have one bridesmaid or you know a maid of honor but I've made up to eight to ten but nears for weddings and chris are our course arches are less because they're just for moment that's true and usually there are only two months so um e I I mean I'm not gonna lie it's exhausting a lot of work the way it works for me is because I'm such a one woman show I like to be in control ofthe what gets done and how it gets done I'm not that I should seek for more help out there but I haven't been so I do it all myself on it's exhausting it's usually three days of school you know, work, work work and then collapse so that's how I do it but I will be I've had so many emails about people wanting to intern with me and I'm delighted and I will I will write you guys back home

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I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Instructions were clear and Kiana's work was beautiful. She gave excellent tips to simplify bouquet assembly. Based on this course, I created the bouquets for my daughter's wedding and they were a huge success.

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