How to Make Inexpensive Wrist Corsages


Fresh flowers from the garden allow you to create inexpensive wrist corsages for any occasion. Whether for prom or another school dance to special dinner parties, a wrist corsage makes a fashion statement by adding color and fragrance. A few choice flowers for each wrist corsage transforms into a matching accompaniment to the outfit worn.

Step 1

Cut flowers 5 to 6 inches below the bloom. Collect a section of leaves for the flower backdrop of the wrist corsage. For flowers that have a short stem, insert a length of wire into the bottom of the bloom and wrap the wire around the stem to the desired length.

Step 2

Lay the leaves on a flat surface and place the flowers on top of, but slightly lower than the leaves. Make two sets of leaves and flowers, one for each side of the wrist corsage. The ideal number of flowers is three, five or seven per corsage.

Step 3

Make loose loops of ribbons running through the flowers, starting just below the stem and looping around or through the flowers. Cut the end of the ribbon with scissors to match the length of the flower stems. The ribbons will add interest to the wrist corsage. If you prefer, loop a string of beads into the flowers in the same manner. Create a large bow with your choice of a thick ribbon or several strands of thin ribbons.

Step 4

Wrap each flower section, including the leaves and ribbon or beads, with floral tape. Start just below the bloom and work toward the bottom of the stems. Completely cover the stems and wire. Do this for both flower sections.

Step 5

Wire the flower sections to the wristband, one to the left and the other to the right. Wire the large bow in the middle where the flowers connect to the wristband. Refrigerate the wrist corsage until ready for use.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh cut flowers with leaves
  • Elastic or cotton wristband
  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Wire cutters and scissors
  • Lace or ribbon
  • Stringed beads (optional)


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JulieAnn is a freelance writer from Ohio. She has been writing poetry and short stories for 30 years. Recently JulieAnn has written a variety of e-books and numerous articles on gardening, small business, and farming. JulieAnn is currently enrolled at Kent State University completing her Bachelor's degree in English.