Be careful when ordering flowers for your red corsage. Believe it or not, very few flowers actually come in a true red. Roses, Gerbera daisies and carnations are the flowers that come the closest to true red.
"Black roses" are actually a very deep burgandy red. They are so dark that the edges have a burnt look. Extra care must be taken to maintain a water source for Gerberas or they will wilt easily in a corsage.
Look through our Corsage Supplies section to find the same products that florists use to keep their flowers fresh. Products such as corsage picks and Finishing Touch are seldom available to the general public through hobby or craft stores.
Consider using Oasis Floral Adhesive to speed up making corsages. Fasten the bow onto the bracelet and glue the flower heads on.
Corsage picks extend the life of a wristlet by giving the blooms a water source. These can be used with either wiring or gluing.
Add more interest by using brightly colored wire or colored bullion wire wrapped snugly around the stems instead of ribbon.
This type of flower is called a "composite". It is created by using Oasis Floral Adhesive to glue in other flower petals of a contrasting color to a rose. This type of corsage should be done and misted well with Finishing Touch. to keep the petals fresh.
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