A simple wrist corsage to suit both your outfit and personal style can be created in minutes. It can also come off as more refined and elegant than the standard florist corsage. The cost of creating a simple corsage is nominal requiring a few feet of decorative ribbon and only one to three flower heads.
Select the flower you want to wear as your corsage. Choose a half to fully open bloom for best effect. Peonies, roses, mums. dahlias and even tulips can work well.
Choose a 2- to 3-foot length of decorative ribbon at least 1 1/2 inches to 3 inches in width. Pick a ribbon that complements, but does not necessarily match, the color of your ensemble or the flowers to be used.
Prepare the flowers by cutting them down, leaving roughly 5 inches of stem. Remove all the extra foliage that will not be decorative on the corsage. Stand the stems in a small glass filled with tepid water until ready to wrap the corsage around your wrist.
Tie the ribbon snugly, but not tightly, around your wrist, making a flat knot on the top of the wrist. Leave the roughly equal ribbon ends dropping down each side of your wrist.
Set one to three of the prepared flowers resting on top of the wrist. Have a partner help you with this. Align the bloom and stems so that you like the placement on your wrist.
Tie the two side ribbons up and over the flower stems snugly in a half knot. Wrap the ribbon around the wrist one or two more times until the stems are secure and you like the look.
Create a finished bow with the ribbon ends and trim the tips of the ribbon either on the bias or into a v-shaped cut to finish.