To create a floral bracelet we use long-lasting flowers and greens.
Flowers: hyacinths, nerine, agapanthus, wax flowers, delphinium, small mums, spray roses, ginger, amaranthus.
Greens: ruskus, eucalyptus, nagy, pittosporum.
Before using them, flowers and greens should be hydrated for two hours. You can make bracelets a day before an event and keep them refrigerated.
There are two styles of floral bracelets: natural and structured.
Natural bracelet looks like a traditional wreath with flowers and greens.
To create elegant structural bracelets we use flower petals or leaves only. Besides flower petals and greens we can use man-made materials: tiny ribbons, pearls, rhinestones, wire, etc.
As a base in floral bracelets we use ribbons or inexpensive plain plastic bracelets. We suggest using organza with satin trim 1” ribbon, 18” long. The color of a ribbon should compliment colors of flowers or have neutral green color. Plastic bracelets we cower with decorative ribbon to make the glue stick better.
Both natural and structural bracelets we always start creating from the middle of a ribbon.
Creating Spider Mum bracelet
Tools: Glue gun, scissors, 1.5-2”D glass vase
Tie the ribbon around the vase