How to Make a Carnation Corsage

Carnations are definitely a favorite among florists, because they are both hearty and delicate at the same time. Carnations are inexpensive and come in a variety of colors to please any occasion. A great use for carnations is corsages. Whether you are planning for a special dance, wedding, or even Mother’s Day, wholesale carnations are the perfect choice!

You will need:
• 3-4 Carnations per Corsage
• Baby’s Breath or other Filler Flower
• Floral Sheers
• Wooden Floral Pick with Wire
• Floral Tape
• Ribbon
• Florist Pearl Pin

*You may prepare corsages the day before an event, just be sure to store in refrigerator until use.

1. Always use fresh carnations. Cut the carnation stems and filler flowers to approximately 3 inches long. Set aside.

2. Wrap the ribbon 6 times around four fingers. Carefully slide off the ribbon and twist the middle so that it looks like a figure 8. Wrap the wooden floral pick’s wire around the center to secure it in place. Separate the ribbon loops to make it look like a bow.

3. Arrange the carnations as desired and add the filler flowers. Wrap floral tape around the stems to secure in place.

4. Weave the ribbon throughout the flowers or place at the bottom of the corsage. Wrap stems and wooden pick together with floral tape. Place a pearl pin into the wrapped stems and it’s ready to wear!

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