How to make a White Orchid Corsage with
Corsage Instructions

In this video you'll learn how to make a white orchid corsage using 2 white Phalaenopsis Orchids, 5 Berried Ivy leaves and 3 pieces of bear grass.

Florists often work in odd numbers with flowers, as they tend to have better composition and are more pleasing to the eye.

However, there is no hard and fast rule that says you can't take advantage of one or two classic blooms when you make a corsage. Orchid corsages are a classic choice for wedding boutonnieres.

The process for making corsages is the same for making boutonnieres. Corsages are usually two, three or more clusters of wedding boutonnieres with foliage, filler and luxurious ribbons.

Before you're ready to make a corsage, keep your flowers refridgerated. This will insure adequate prolonged life of the blooms, otherwise they will wilt too early. You want them to last til the end of your wedding celebration.

Making Orchid Corsages in 6 Easy Steps

How To Make A Corsage

Make A Corsage. Florist, Trish Haunton, demonstrates how to make a corsage using two phalaenopsis orchids. A perfect addition for grooms, best men, and ushers!

Step 1: You will need

* 2 phalaenopsis orchids that are different sizes
* 5 berried ivy leaves
* 3 pieces of bear grass
* scissors
* stub wire
* silver rose wire
* floristry tape
* 1 pearl headed pin

Step 2: Wire and tape

Make a hair pin with each piece of stub wire. One end should be twice the length of the other. Thread one hairpin down the shaft of the calyx and pierce through bottom coming out on either side of the stem. Starting just beneath the flower tape the stem and wire. Twist the stem into the tape, rather than twist the tape around the wire. Do the same to the second orchid.

Turn the ivy leaf over. Follow the stem up along the central vein of the leaf and stitch the rose wire through the leaf either side of the vein. The stitch should sit half way between the stem and the edge of the leaf. Turn the leaf around holding the wire stitch between thumb and forefinger. Gently form a loop with the wire bending both wires along the line of the stem. Again twist one wire around the stem and the second wire. Repeat until all five ivy leaves are wired.

Step 3: Bear grass

Using the tapered end of bear grass. Make a loop and then have the end rising up behind the loop, creating like a small 'b' shape. Snip off the excess, keeping hold of the three stems between thumb and forefinger. Place the wire behind the stems and gently bend the wire into a loop, bringing both ends down in line with the stems. Wrap one wire around the other and the stems. Repeat until all three pieces of bear grass are wired.

Step 4: Tape

Starting with the smaller flower. Place one leaf behind the flower pointing away from the stem in the two o'clock position and tape into place. Twisting the stem into the tape. Place the second leaf at the eleven o'clock position, bend the wires so they follow the stem of the flower and tape on.

The larger flower sits on top of the stem of the smaller one, about halfway down. Bend the wire slightly so it sits up. The flowers should be just touching. Tape it into place. Position an ivy leaf to the right with a piece of bear grass beside it. Tape both wires together. Place another ivy leaf and bear grass loop on the left-hand side and tape into place. The last ones point down along the stems. Ensure all the stems and wires are taped. This will lock in the moisture and ensure they don't poke through the outfit.

Step 5: Cut the Stem

Once you're happy with the arrangement cut the stems to 5cm long.

Step 6: Pinning the corsage

Using the pearl headed pin pierce it straight through the taped stem onto the garment. Traditionally a corsage is pinned on the left with the stems pointing up (whilst a button hole has the stems facing down).


Enjoy your perfect white Orchid corsage.

Fairy Godmother tip; A corsage can be worned almost anywhere. It can be placed in the hair, pinned on a hat, at or over the shoulder, at the waist line, pinned to a purse or bag or even worn as a wrist corsage. Proper etiquette suggests it is worn to the left side.

Corsage making in this video is made easy with step by step corsage instructions. One of the easiest floral arrangements to make are corsages and boutonnieres.

We have more videos in the links below on wedding flowers corsages, making a hand tied bridal bouquets and do it youself wedding flowers.

We have more videos in the links below on wedding flowers corsages, making a hand tied bridal bouquets and do it youself wedding flowers.

on How to Make Wedding Flowers with Floral Arranging Instructions

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2. How to Make Your Own Bridal Bouquet:

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3. Make a Hand Tied Calla Lily Bouquet:

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4. How to Make a White Orchid Corsage:This simple

do it yourself wedding flowersOrchid corsage making video has 6 easy steps, just follow the corsage instructions. One of the easiest floral arrangements to make are corsages and boutonnieres.

5. How to Make a Wedding Candle Centerpiece:

do it yourself wedding flowersMake a stunning wedding candle centerpiece in this easy to follow 10 steps tutorial. You'll make an eye catching centerpiece that lends a romantic ambience to any wedding location.

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7. How to Arrange Flowers For a Small Vase:

do it yourself wedding flowersIn 6 easy steps you'll make a simple but classic wedding flower centerpiece, the perfect wedding table decoration suitable for any wedding.

8. How to Make a Boutonniere:

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