How to Make Your Own Corsage


Experimenting with your garden flowers allows you to introduce them to a variety of your everyday activities. Aside from decorating your living spaces with fresh cut flowers from your garden, you can make your own corsage. Garden flowers such as Gerber daisies, chrysanthemums, baby's breath, irises and hundreds of thousands of others can add beauty, color and texture to a homemade corsage. Your creativity is the only limit when it comes to making a corsage, giving you the ability to use any kind of flowers you want.

Step 1

Spread out the length of ribbon horizontally. Ease out any creases or wrinkles in it.

Step 2

Snip the stems from all the flowers. Snip all the way up to each flower's peduncle. The peduncle is the spot just beneath the receptacle of the flower, the round hip-like structure from which the flower blooms.

Step 3

Place a dot of hot glue on the backside of the largest blossom. Large flowers that work in corsages include Gerber daisies, mums and large-bloomed roses.

Step 4

Adhere the glued part of the blossom to the exact center of the silk ribbon. Apply the other two large blossoms beside the first one.

Step 5

Use the hot glue to adhere the five smaller blossoms around the large ones, surrounding them. Small flowers that work include baby's breath, tea roses, sweet alyssum, violets, primrose blossoms and assorted wildflowers. Let the flowers and silk ribbon dry for about an hour.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 large flower blossoms
  • 5 medium flower blossoms
  • 12-inch length of silk ribbon, 1 inch wide
  • Hot glue gun with glue
  • Scissors


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Chelsea Hoffman resides in Las Vegas, Nev., where she is currently working on a dramatic novel titled "Chloe." A published freelance writer for over 15 years, Hoffman writes for GardenGuides, Travels, and a variety of other online and print venues.