Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wrist Corsage Preservations (Wrist Corsage)

People say, sweet memories remind us of the roads we have traveled and the people we have loved. And I will say, wrist corsage acts the same way too. As the wrist corsage represent the unforgettable enjoyment of the sweet times spent with families and friends during a special day such as prom or wedding day, preserving the wrist corsage can bring the physical presentation of that memories.

There are several ways that can be used to preserve the wrist corsage of your special day.

Hanging Method

Air drying or hanging is the easiest and best method for preserving flowers. Hung the wrist corsage with the flower is facing upside down in a warm, dry, dark place until the moisture content is greatly reduced. You can consider spraying the wrist corsage with aerosol hair spray to keep the shape of the flowers. It will shrivel up a bit but they should stay the same shape and the same similar color so you can preserve it. Let it untouched for a week, and you can put it in a box for safe keeping after that.

Important notes: Some say that spraying the wrist corsage flower with the hair spray just makes it sticky. If you are not sure about using this method, you can just lay down your wrist corsage on your dresser and let it dry out naturally. Be careful when you move it so later as not to break any petals.

Corn Meal Preservation Method

Here you need to have a part of borax with two parts of cornmeal, and a cardboard with lit. The first thing that you have to do is to mix the borax and cornmeal together. The function of this mixture is to absorb the moisture from the wrist corsage’s flowers without damaging the pedals. Place most of the mixture at the bottom part of the box. With cares, lay the wrist corsage down in the mixture. Put the remaining mixture in between the flowers of the wrist corsage. Evenly grime all flower pedals with this mixture. If you are preserving more than one wrist corsage, make sure that the flowers do not touch each other. Put the lid on the box and store it at room temperature for several weeks. This Corn Meal Preservation method will preserve the flowers of your wrist corsage and allow you to keep the flower forever.

Pressing Method

Pressing is an extremely simple way to preserve flowers although the relief is gone and the flowers are flat. Unglazed paper, such as card or an old blast book, is best for pressing. You need to spread the flowers so they do not overlap amid several thicknesses of newspaper. Additional layers of papers and flowers can be made up and again covered with a lath or a piece of cupboard before you place a heavy object on top of it. The time needed for drying will depend on the size of the flower or tissue content. It can be ranging from two to four weeks. To accelerate the process, you can place a stack of papers and flowers over a light bulb.

Some other method that is not mentioned here are preserving using glycerine, microwave preserving, and preserving using sand and silica gel.

After the wrist corsage perfectly preserved, it is up to you on how to manipulate it. I found that put it in a frame seems to be a cool way of keeping it. I have two examples below where a wife keep the wrist corsage that has been put on by her husband in a frame, together with the ticket and photo of the wedding day. It looks mesmerizing!

8 x 10 Rose Corsage Design with photo and ticket in the royal gold oval frame.

8 x 10 Rose Corsage Design with photo and ticket in the honey oak oval frame.

Thank you for visiting my site and have a nice wrist corsage for your special day!

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