Making Your Own Wrist Corsage


A wrist corsage is a small floral arrangement which is worn strapped around the wrist. Wrist corsages are often worn by girls at formal dances, by the guest of honor at formal events or by female members of a wedding party. Making your own wrist corsage is a simple, economical way to complement an outfit or to mark a special occasion. Flowers can be chosen to coordinate with clothing or to represent the occasion.

Step 1

Select your flowers. To make a corsage, you will need two to three medium-sized flowers, three to four smaller flowers and floral accents such as baby's breath and extra leaves. Wrist corsages can be made from either fresh or silk flowers. Many people choose traditional blooms such as roses, carnations, lilies or orchids. However, feel free to choose flowers to reflect your personal tastes.

Step 2

Trim the stems on your flowers and greenery, leaving approximately 2 inches of stem behind. This may seem a bit long, but the stems will be snipped further once the arrangement has been pulled together.

Step 3

Gather the large flowers and hold them together at the stems. Arrange them so that the blooms sit beside, rather than on top of, each other. Secure the stems with floral tape.

Step 4

Insert one of the smaller flowers between the larger blossoms to conceal the stems. Place the other small flowers around the larger ones to enhance the overall design and help to hide the flower stems. Secure each flower with floral tape.

Step 5

Attach the baby's breath and leaves to the arrangement. Use floral tape to hold the leaves in place at the outer edges of the corsage and insert the baby's breath directly beneath each blossom.

Step 6

Measure your wrist and then cut a strip of wide elastic that is approximately 1 inch longer than the measured circumference to allow for overlap.

Step 7

Bring the ends of the elastic together and secure with a few stitches, forming a loop. Attach the loop to the back of the corsage with floral tape, being sure to keep the strap hidden beneath the greenery.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 to 3 medium-sized flowers
  • 3 to 4 small flowers
  • Baby's breath
  • Leaves or greenery
  • Floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Elastic strip, 1 inch to ½ inch wide
  • Needle
  • Thread


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Lisa Parris writes on a wide variety of topics, but focuses on health and wellness. First published in Stone Soup at the age of 7, Parris's work has also appeared in the Journal of Comparative Parasitology and The Monterey County Herald. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in biology and attended medical school for one year before admitting she "didn't have the stomach for it".