Gluing flowers into a corsage, bracelet, ribbon, or other flower form makes fast and easy work of corsages, boutonnieres and other decorative designs for weddings, proms, homecoming or any event.
In addition to being more time efficient than wiring and taping individual flower blooms, using floral adhesive, sometimes referred to as ‘cold glue’, gives you the freedom to create new wire-free designs.
Following these quick design tips makes gluing easy
- When you open a tube of floral adhesive, dab petroleum jelly, lotion or other oil-based product onto the tube cap and nozzle–or spray both with cooking oil. This helps prevent glue from building up on the nozzle and hardening in the cap and makes it easy to open later.
- Rub some of the oil-based product on your hands to keep the glue from sticking. This also makes clean-up easier.
- Save a few caps from emptied glue tubes as caps are easily lost on a busy design table. If you don’t have a backup, insert a corsage pin into the nozzle or wrap it in plastic to seal it until the next use.
- Place a small dab of glue on a square of plastic.
- Dip the flower stem into the glue.
- Position the flower in your design and hold it for a few seconds until the glue becomes tacky enough to keep it in place.
- Glue bonds to glue. So in addition to the flower stem, you can also place glue on the surface where the flower will sit for extra security.
- Allow the glue to dry before placing a fresh flower design in the cooler. If the glue is still hydrated, it cannot dehydrate in that moist environment and will not set properly.
- Clean the nozzle before putting the cap back on to prevent it from sticking before the next use.
Use Oasis Floral Adhesive to glue fresh flowers onto a corsage, boutonniere, headpiece, armband form like a bracelet, foliage, ribbon or any other creative floral design base you want. It’s a great way to have fun creating floral accessories that can be worn for a wedding, party, prom, homecoming or any special occasion!