How to Preserve a Flower Corsage

How to Preserve a Flower Corsage

It is a common practice to preserve flower corsages shortly after big events such as weddings, proms, or other special dances or occasions. There are numerous ways to maintain a corsage of flowers. Choose a strategy for preserving the corsage. It can be preserved through freezing, hairspray, cornmeal, borax, silica gel, or air drying.

How to Preserve a Flower Corsage

Place the corsage in its original plastic container or another suitable plastic container before freezing it. The corsage should then be placed in the freezer. It can also be freeze-dried at a neighboring flower store for a fee.

Air-dry the boutonniere:  Air-drying a corsage may be the most efficient method for preserving the flowers. Simply tie a rubber band or hair band around the stem just behind the blooms and hang it upside down in a dry, dark, and warm environment. After it has dried, store it as a memento. A dried corsage is extremely fragile and susceptible to crumbling.

Secondly, mix together sufficient amounts of borax and cornmeal to cover the bottom of a shoe box. It is suggested that the leaves and the majority of the stems be removed.

However, this is optional. Lightly slide the corsage through the mixture, and then lightly sprinkle the remaining mixture into the flower petals. Close the box and let it settle for a few weeks before removing the contents. Clear away any excess gel.

It is suggested that the leaves and the majority of the stems be removed. However, this is optional.
Purchase silica gel from a local florist or craft store. This procedure is particularly good for maintaining the integrity of a floral corsage. Remove any leaves or petals that are damaged.

Then, half-fill a plastic container with silica gel lay the corsage inside the container, and completely cover everything with gel. Find a dry, warm spot and seal the container with its lid before allowing it to sit for a few weeks.

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