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What you need:
  • Orchid flower
  • Fern frond
  • Florist's tape
  • Florist's wire
  • Pruning shears
  • Utility scissors or wire cutters
Most orchids make stunning and long lasting corsages. And the best part,they are simple to make. Remove the flower you wish to use, retaining about 3" of the stem.
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Wrap the stem with florist's tape. Two or three passes are sufficient.
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Next, twist florist's wire around the stem. Start at the top and work your way down to the base of the stem. Cut the excess wire with wire cutters or utility scissors.
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It's optional to add a fern frond or some other delicately textured green foliage to the corsage. Hold the frond against the stem and cut it to the proper length.
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Fasten the foliage to the orchid stem by wrapping them both with another layer of tape.
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The finished corsage should be placed in a food storage container or plastic bag in a refrigerator until time to wear it.