Making Fresh Flower Wrist Corsages

Overview

Women enjoy wearing fresh flower wrist corsages at special events such as weddings, anniversary parties or Mother's Day celebrations. Making a corsage from fresh flowers involves purchasing a wrist corsage bracket available at craft and floral stores and attaching the flowers of your choice. Choose flowers with healthy stems and partially opened blossoms for best results. Assemble the corsage shortly before the event and store in a cool location to prevent premature flower drooping.

Step 1

Cut fresh flowers from a garden or purchase flower stems from a florist. Select flowers in sets of three; this is an eye-appealing number. Choose all the same flower type or different types and sizes.

Step 2

Select green filler plants such as a fern leaf, leaf stems from the flowers or sprigs of baby's breath.

Step 3

Cut all stems to 3 inches in length and wrap the remaining length in green floral tape.

Step 4

Group the flowers together in a bundle of three or six. Stagger the flowers with one in front and two placed behind it when using a set of three. Wrap the flower stems with green floral tape to hold them in place.

Step 5

Place the green filler leaves behind the flowers so they are slightly higher than blossoms. Tape the green filler stems to the flower stems to hold them in place.

Step 6

Trim the stems so the flower bundle is the same length as the wrist corsage holder. Attach the flower bundle to the holder by wrapping the stems and holder together with green floral wire. Bend the side corsage brackets around the stems to hold the flowers and greens in place.

Step 7

Attach a bow made from a 1/2- or 1/4-inch ribbon in a coordinating color with green floral wire. Place the bow on the corsage to hide the bottom flower stems.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh flowers
  • Green filler stems
  • Green floral tape
  • Green floral wire
  • Wire clipper
  • Scissors
  • Corsage wrist holder
  • 1/4- or 1/2-inch ribbon

References

  • Flower Arrangement Advisor: Rose Wrist Corsage
  • Elegance in Bloom: Standard Wrist Corsage Instructions
  • You Tube: How to Make Wrist Corsage
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About this Author

Jennifer Loucks has over 10 years of experience as a former technical writer for a software development company in Wisconsin. Her writing experience includes creating software documentation and help documents for clients and staff along with training curriculum. Loucks holds a Bachelor of Science major from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls specializing in animal science and business.