Instructions to Make Wrist Corsages


A corsage is a small bouquet of flowers worn on the wrist. Typically, wrist corsages are worn for proms, weddings and other special events such as Mother's Day. Fresh, silk or dried flowers can all be used in making a wrist corsage, although fresh flowers add a delightful fragrance. Making your own is relatively simple and can save you money instead of buying from a florist.

Step 1

Remove the plastic ring from the middle of a roll of floral tape. Set the tape aside. Cut the plastic ring in half with sharp scissors.

Step 2

Cover one cut end of the plastic ring by wrapping the end of your ribbon over it and gluing in place. Once dry, wrap the loose end of the ribbon around the plastic ring overlapping the edges. When you reach the opposite cut edge of the ring, cut the ribbon so there is enough to wrap over the cut edge and glue in place. This creates the wrist band for the corsage.

Step 3

Cut a 10-inch piece of the ribbon and tie in the center of the ribbon-covered ring. The loose ends of the ribbon should hang on the front side of the ring.

Step 4

Put the flowers together to form the corsage and use flowers such as roses, bell flowers, orchids, gardenias or irises, choosing colors to match the dress of the person who will wear the corsage. Use three to five flowers depending on their size and choose flowers that are not completely open so they last longer.

Step 5

Cut the stems of the flowers to about 3 inches in length and arrange the flowers in your hand, then add in a small amount of filler flowers such as baby's breath, Queen Anne's lace or forget-me-nots and a little greenery around the outside edges of the corsage. Use floral wire to hold the small bouquet together.

Step 6

Attach the flowers to the wrist band you made by tightly tying the loose ends of the center ribbon around the stems of the bouquet. Tie the ribbon into a bow toward the back of the wrist band so the bow will be aimed away from the hand when worn.

Things You'll Need

  • Flowers
  • Filler flowers
  • Greenery
  • Floral tape
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue


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Residing in Southern Oregon, Amy Madtson has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008 with a focus on health, pregnancy, crafts and gardening. Her work has been published on websites such as eHow and Garden Guides, among others. Madtson has been a childbirth educator and doula since 1993.