Because gerber daisies are full, beautiful flowers available in a wide variety of colors, they are especially suitable for making a corsage. If you grow your own gerber daisies in the garden, you have a wonderful opportunity to create lovely fresh corsages out of your gerber daisies. Select gerber daisies in colors that complement your formal event and make a simple, yet striking, corsage.
Choose a silk or satin bow in a color that complements the color of your gerber daisy. If your daisy is white or cream colored, use a bow with vibrant color. If your daisy has a bright color, choose ribbon with a more muted color. Select a bow with a diameter of approximately 3 to 4 inches.
Clip a gerber daisy from your flower garden early in the day after any dew evaporates from the blossom. Keep approximately 3 inches of stem on the flower blossom.
Place two to three fern fronds or ivy leaves behind the gerber daisy, so you can see the greenery peeking out behind the daisy.
Unwind the adhesive floral stem tape and begin winding it tightly around the stems of the greenery and the daisy to bind them together. Wind the stem tape tightly and continue winding it until you reach the end of the daisy's stem. Tear off the floral stem tape and press the end firmly onto the wrapped stems to make it stick.
Position the bow behind the gerber daisy and the greenery. Take the tails of the wire that holds the bow together and run them along the wrapped stems. Unwind additional floral tape and attach the wire to the flower stems with the tape. Continue winding the floral tape until you reach the end of the craft wire. Press the end of the stem wrap tape firmly down onto the stems to finish the corsage.
Attach the corsage with one or two corsage pins.