How to Make a Wristlet Corsage


A corsage provides you with an attractive and floral accessory with which you can coordinate a variety of outfits. From formal prom themes to a casual yet festive appeal, creating a wrist corsage at home doesn't require very many items. Coordinating wristlet corsages with some of your favorite outfits adds your own touch of personality to everything you wear.

Step 1

Spread the elastic strip out before you, making sure it is smoothed out without having wrinkles or twists in it.

Step 2

Plug in the hot glue gun and insert a glue stick into the designated slot. Allow the gun approximately five minutes to heat. Select three large-blossomed flowers such as daisies, chrysanthemums and orchids.

Step 3

Squeeze four small dots of hot glue in a straight line near the middle of the elastic strip.

Step 4

Snip the stems off of the large-blossomed flowers, and carefully press the backs of the flowers against the glued elastic. Allow the blossoms two minutes to dry.

Step 5

Snip the stems off six or seven smaller-bloomed flowers such as chamomile, cosmos or poppies.

Step 6

Squeeze small glue dots on the exposed parts of the elastic band. Squeeze approximately five dots of glue to either side of the flowers that are already in place.

Step 7

Adhere the small flower blossoms to the glued spots of the elastic band. Fit as many flowers as you can on the band, to conceal the elastic.

Step 8

Pin the two ends of the elastic strip together, using a medium-sized safety pin. Once the corsage is slipped onto the wrist, the pin won't be visible. The largest flowers of the corsage sit on the top side of your wrist.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh flowers (assorted varieties)
  • Scissors
  • 6-inch strip of elastic (1-inch diameter)
  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks
  • 12-inch length of silk ribbon (1/4-inch diameter, color optional)
  • Safety pin (medium size)
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