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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Attaching a lily bud corsage using a BoutStix Floral Magnet

I concealed one half of the magnet inside the flower bud

For this design I concealed one half of the magnet inside the flower bud with the partner magnets on the outside.

Place the corsage on the jacket lapel

To attach: separate the magnets. Place the corsage on the jacket lapel...

And slip the partner magnet behind it under the lapel

... And slip the partner magnet behind the corsage, under the lapel.

of course there are other ways to wear your corsage:

This video is a follow up on a previous corsage video and shows 21 ideas for how and where to attach contemporary corsages using Boutstix Floral Magnets.

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30 March 2012 Keep pod shaped flowers in bud for longer

Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design

1 April 2015 Keeping pollen tidy

Most of the time I would gently tug the pollen covered stamens away the moment it becomes yellow and messy. But the Gloriosa looks rather pretty with the stamens on, so I fix it...

21 August 2019 Tie a half bow with ripped grass

For a natural alternative to ribbon or string... add a ripped grass bow.

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

8 July 2015 Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals

It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.

Favourite Flowers




Sweet pea

Related Designs

21 August 2019 All in one pod

Fold open a lily bud to conceal a clever little BoutStix floral magnet for an unusual corsage.

11 November 2016 Where to Wear

21 ideas for how and where to attach corsages using Floral Magnets. For more detailed instructions on how to make these corsages see my video: Crafting Corsages in 3 ways with...

19 September 2018 Before I show you my book- let me show you my book

… and why we call this the special craftsmanship edition

15 August 2018 Bursting with excitement

Loosely weave grass to create a decorative grid keeping flowers in place over a square container.

13 September 2017 Around again

Tape a grid at the edge of a container

13 March 2013 Than you have to

Weave blades of grass to create a cover for a glass vase