Welcome to VisiHow. In this tutorial, we show you how to make a corsage using lily of the valley.
Pick up the leaves from the lily of the valley. Ours are actually just about at their end, but they will do for our purposes. We are going to keep this natural. These leaves are pretty good, and do last quite a bit.
Pull and twist while wrapping the tape around the bottom of the leaves. Start fairly high up the stems and work downwards to create a rather long taped section. Ours are not keeping the shape that we wanted, but we're hoping that maybe towards the end, they will. They do look nice from one side, so we'll probably face them in that direction.
Place the flower in front of it to see how it might look. We do want to take some time to position things. Flowers have faces. Every flower has a face that wants to see us and say hi. So we want to position flowers so that most of the little faces are forward. It's a fairly quick process, but we're taking a bit of extra time to show it.
Bend the piece of wire in half. Starting about midway down from the top of the flower, place the loop close to the stem, at the base of the flowers there. Press the lengths of the wire in close against the stem as they reach towards the bottom.
Video: Make a Corsage Using Lily of the Valley Part 1
Wire and Tape the Stems
Welcome to VisiHow! In this tutorial, we show you how to make a corsage using lily of the valley. Thank you for joining us for part 2, where we continue to wire and tape the stems.
Start taping with the Floratape from the bottom of the lower-most flower and pull and twist as we move downwards. The top loop of wire should be well above where the tape starts, about midway through the flowers. We're creating a taped stem with wire running through it.
We could just tape them both together, put a curlicue down at the bottom with the stem, or just leave it straight, and we'd have a really nice single lily of the valley corsage. This would cost like $3 a stem, conservatively, and it's a fantastic flower. It can be found in the northeastern United States and such where the climates are a little bit cooler. It's pretty sturdy actually.
Wrap all the stems together with Floratape. Follow the same process as before by pulling out about a forearm's length and beginning to tape from right beneath the lowest flowers. We pull and twist as we tape downwards.
Video: Make a Corsage Using Lily of the Valley Part 2
Put it All Together
Welcome to VisiHow! In this tutorial, we show you how to make a corsage using lily of the valley. Thanks for joining us for part three, where we make a florist's bow and assemble the corsage. Sometimes we leave the stems sticking out of the bottom beneath the tape, and maybe curl them. It's kind of a cute look. But we won't do that in this tutorial. We will put them all together as one.
Be gentle while twisting and taping, because the movement whips the poor little flowers around. Sorry you guys! The earlier in the season we get lily of the valley, the better. It is fantastic, and it dries pretty well too.
When the taping is finished, examine the piece and make any desired adjustments. We will gently bend our two flowers apart a little and move them around a bit. We want this to match another piece we made, a little headband. We're going to put some ribbon on it.
Thanks for watching VisiHow! If you have any questions or comments, leave them in the section below. In this design, we used two lily of the valley blooms, two lily of the valley leaves, Floratape and thin-gauge floral wire. For the finishing touches, we used a small white ribbon for the bow and a pin.