How to Make a Prom Wrist Corsage


Prom night is a much-anticipated event for high school teenagers. It is a formal occasion held in spring, when girls and boys dress in their finest gowns and tuxedos. Some girls spend weeks selecting their gowns and matching accessories. Many girls wear a beautiful wrist corsage--a small arrangement of flowers tied to an elastic band--that subtly dresses up their gown and keeps their hands free so they can dance with ease. Make your prom wrist corsage yourself to customize it according to the colors of your dress, and save on extra costs.

Step 1

Snip excess stem length off your main flowers and filler flowers, so only 1 1/2 inch remains below each bloom. Also trim stem length off your foliage. Make a sharp, straight cut.

Step 2

Place the stem of a main flower at a 45-degree angle on a table. Lay the second main flower stem over so its bloom faces the opposite direction, forming an X. Make sure the point where this stem overlaps the lower one is 1 inch below the flower heads. Lift both stems, holding this point firmly to prevent it from shifting, and wrap a length of floral tape to join the stems at this intersection.

Step 3

Place a filler flower over the intersection, and another two around it to cover the stems of the main flowers. Secure the stems of filler flowers in place with a length of floral tape. Wrap it around firmly to prevent the flowers from coming loose. Depending on personal taste, add more flowers, or flower buds to give your corsage a colorful and fuller look.

Step 4

Add tiny accent greenery such as baby's breath, or larger leaves such as ferns around your flowers to frame the corsage and add contrasting color. Wind several lengths of floral tape to secure their stems in place. Turn your corsage over and trim any excess stem length.

Step 5

Measure your wrist and cut a wide elastic band the same size. Allow for 1/2 inch overlap. Sew the edges together so the band forms a bracelet.

Step 6

Hold the band in one hand and place the flower arrangement over its center to hide it completely. Sew it by hand, looping the stems with thread to secure them in place so they do not come loose or fall off during the occasion.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 main flowers
  • 3 to 5 filler flowers
  • Scissors
  • Baby's breath or ferns
  • Floral tape
  • Measuring tape
  • Wide elastic band
  • Matching thread
  • Needle


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