Making Wrist Corsages


You an wear wrist corsages for every occasion--birthdays, weddings, lunches, proms and other small dinner gatherings. Resembling a mini-bouquet, elastic bands adorned with beautiful flowers make up the corsage, and you wear it on the wrist. More appealing than bracelets, wrist corsages attract interest with their bold colors. Corsages can dress up any ensemble to make it more stylish and classy. You can make it to complement the colors of your dress or make one with neutral colors and gift it to someone special.

Step 1

Purchase flowers for your corsage. You will need two medium-sized flower heads in the center, and four to five small-sized blooms around them. Also purchase two stems of ferns, baby's breath or dark green leaves to place around the corsage that will cover any visible stems and provide a plain background against which the flowers will stand out.

Step 2

Cut the stem length of the main flowers and the small ones down to 2 inches, using a sharp pair of scissors. You may need to trim them even further, but start with this length.

Step 3

Place one of the main flower heads on a table in front of you, and place the other flower diagonally over it so both face opposite directions. Lift them both up, carefully holding the point where they overlap each other, and secure the joint with a length of floral tape. Put one or two small-sized flowers in between both the big flower heads to cover any visible stem, and secure them with floral tape. Place the other flowers around them and secure their stems with tape as well.

Step 4

Place the ferns, leaves or baby's breath all around the flowers, or on two sides to give the corsage a fuller look. Hold all the stems firmly together and join their stems with floral tape.

Step 5

Decide whether you want to attach the flowers to an elastic band or a wide ribbon. To determine the elastic band length, wrap it around your wrist, add a ½-inch overlap and cut it with a sharp pair of scissors. Ribbon has to be knotted in a bow under the wrist, so use 10 to 12 inches.

Step 6

Hold the elastic band in your hand and sew both the ends with matching thread so it forms a circle. Arrange the flowers on it so no portion of it is visible, and sew them into place by inserting a needle with thread over the stems or tape. Reinforce the stitches by sewing over them again to make sure you have attached the flowers securely. Put the corsage over your wrist to flaunt it during the occasion.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium flower heads, 2
  • Small flower blooms, 4 to 5
  • Green leaves, baby's breath or ferns
  • Scissors
  • Floral tape
  • Elastic band or wide ribbon
  • Needle
  • Matching thread


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