How to Make a Corsage for Prom


Your prom is a truly memorable and special occasion, and planning for the prom involves coordinating the perfect dress and corsage. Making a prom corsage at home with fresh flowers from your own garden allows you to experiment with your own creativity and sense of style. It also makes it possible for you to craft an accent that perfectly matches and enhances your prom ensemble.

Step 1

Tie the silk ribbon into a simple bow.

Step 2

Snip the stems from each flower. Discard the stems.

Step 3

Glue the ribbon to the back of the large blossom with hot glue. Make sure the blossom is centered directly over the knot of the bow

Step 4

Glue the small blossoms to the central knot of the bow, one on either side of the large blossom.

Step 5

Wait approximately five minutes for the glue to dry.

Step 6

Push the point of the safety pin up through the dress fabric from the back, then through the back of the bow. Push it through the fabric again and secure the point in the safety clasp to pin the corsage to the front of your prom dress.

Things You'll Need

  • Wide silk ribbon, 12 inches long
  • 1 large flower such as a magnolia blossom
  • 2 small flowers such as rosebuds
  • Scissors
  • 1 large safety pin
  • Hot glue gun with glue
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