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#1 FoxyBride

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    Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:10 PM

    I was going to order my bouts & corsages from Click the image to open in full size.

    After an exhaustive search, I was able to find matching roses at Click the image to open in full size.
    The roses came so nicely packaged I almost hated to have to rip the heads off!

    I bought the blue flowers from Jo-Anns. They were having a sale so they were buy one, get one half off. The brighter blue flowers (that are in the bouquets as well) were $1.99 and the smaller ones were $1.29 I got 2 of each kind so the cheaper ones were half off. Not pictured is floral wire I picked up at Walmart and a candle.

    The first step is to get the rose off the step. For some of the flowers I was just able to pull on the greenery and the plastic green tubing that surrounds the wire came off. Other times the wire came out too. When that happens, heat up the floral wire using a candle.
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    Then poke it through the base of the rose. The plastic was kind of think on mine so I had to push it through one side and then the other and it often took a few tries.

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    Then bend the wire around so that it's as skinny as possible. I used the wire cutters (pliers) to close it together good.

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    Then you take the floral tape and wrap it tightly around the wire. I found it easiest to leave the tape stationary and spin the flower. I don't know why it took me until flower #3 to figure that out.

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    Then add any other greenery or floral you want and wrap with floral tape. I chose to just stick with the blue flowers and a little floral spray I picked up at Michaels for $1.99 per pack of 6.

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    The finished product!

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    And yes, I made 14!

    #2 FoxyBride

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      Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:10 PM

      The steps for the corsage are pretty much the same. The only difference is to start, you wrap all your flowers individually.

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      You then stagger them and wrap them, one at a time, with floral tape until you have the look you want. I also added a bow.

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      I then attached it to the wristlet & viola!

      Hope that helps someone!

      #3 Butterflyf369

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        Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:13 PM

        Wow, very impressive! They turned out really professional looking, congrats!

        #4 KittenHeart

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          Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:43 PM

          Wow!!! They look great, how very crafty of you! Good job, thanks for sharing :)

          #5 miss di

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            Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:51 PM

            those are so wonderful!! you can tell you worked so hard on them. great job - and thanks so much for sharing all of those links for the flowers!

            #6 sjmacphe

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              Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:53 PM

              Great job Foxy! :)

              #7 Lara

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                Posted 01 September 2009 - 12:04 AM

                Fantastic! Thanks for sharing=)

                #8 melette

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                  Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:45 AM

                  You did a GREAT job!!! Thanks for posting!
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                  #9 luciel2820

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                    Posted 01 September 2009 - 03:00 AM

                    wow these are great... i love the colors

                    #10 FoxyBride

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                      Posted 01 September 2009 - 12:11 PM

                      Thanks ladies! The price works out to about $3 each so I think it was worth it. Plus the groomsmen are only going to wear the from about 45 minutes anyway!




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