How to Make a Wrist Corsage for Prom


Wrist corsages are a popular choice for prom night corsages. No need to worry about pins or crushing your flowers during dancing. Wrist corsages may be costly if you have a florist make one, but you can inexpensively make one at home with a few supplies from a craft or florist shop. Choose sturdy flowers that hold up well like lilies, roses and stephanotis. Choose colors to compliment your dress and make a matching boutonniere for your date.

Step 1

Lay the greenery on top of the wristlet, over the aluminum tabs, arranging it so you have foliage protruding from both sides of the wristlet. Close the tabs tightly around the greenery with the needle-nose pliers.

Step 2

Make a corsage bow with six to eight loops. Tie a piece of florist wire around the base of the bow to securely fasten it.

Step 3

Lay the corsage bow on top of the greenery. Wrap the ribbon ends around the back of the wristlet (the part facing the wrist). Bring the ribbon ends back to the top of the wristlet and tie them together tightly over the greenery.

Step 4

Cut the flower stems with scissors, 1/8 inch from the flower head so you have a flower head with a very short stem base. Place the flowers on the corsage in a decorative arrangement. Put large flowers in the middle and arrange smaller flowers at the edges of the corsage.

Step 5

Apply a dot of adhesive glue 1/4 inch in diameter on each flower and glue the flower in place, holding it with your fingers until it feels secure.

Step 6

Glue any filler flowers like baby's breath in place. Glue decorative elements like pearl headed pins and rhinestones in place. Allow the corsage to dry for 15 minutes.

Step 7

Spray the corsage with a flower sealant spray and place loosely in a plastic bag. Store the bag in the refrigerator until ready to use. Spray the corsage again with flower sealant before wearing.

Things You'll Need

  • Wristlet corsage form
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Stiff or wired ribbon
  • Florist wire
  • Scissors
  • Fresh flowers, greenery and filler, like baby's breath
  • Floral adhesive
  • Decorative items, like pearl headed pins and rhinestones
  • Flower sealant
  • Plastic bag


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Julie Christensen has been writing professionally since 2001. She is a full-time freelance writer and former teacher with writing credits from several regional and national publications, such as Colorado Parent and LDS Living. She specializes in parenting, education and gardening topics. Christensen studied early childhood education at Ricks College, and spent 20 years as a teacher and director in university and public school settings.