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How to Make Wrist Corsages Step-by-Step

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Overview

Wrist corsages are mostly worn by young girls at their school proms and dances---and although purchasing them from a florist is wonderful, they can be expensive. As an alternative, create your own by following a few easy steps. As a novice, using silk flowers will add to the ease of this craft. Plus, these artificial flowers are found in abundance and of high quality---and you and make them ahead of time. However, there's nothing like the scent of fresh flowers. Just make fresh corsages the day of the event to avoid wilting.

Step 1

Choose one large flower as the focal bloom. Pick out three matching buds or ones that complement the main flower. Make sure the stems include leaves. Find silk flowers at craft stores, big box stores and online---and fresh flowers at florist shops and most grocery stores.

Step 2

Loop the satin ribbon back and forth, fanning it out as you go, as this will be the base of your wrist corsage. The entire looped section should measure approximately 4 inches in length. Snip off excess ribbon. Wrap florist paddle wire around the center of the loops and onto the elastic wristband, over the metal prongs.

Step 3

Snip the leaves from the flower stems, with scissors or clipper. Fan several leaf sprigs over the ribbon, on the elastic wrist band. When you like the arrangement, glue them down.

Step 4

Cut the flower bud stems, leaving 3 inches below the buds. Arrange the stems over the leaves on the center of the wrist corsage. Remember, these will be seen at the outside edges under the focal flower, so make sure they are placed accordingly. Glue them down. Wrap the paddle wire around the leaves and buds, to hold them securely in place. Cut the wire, with a wire clipper, and bend it toward the center, at top of the corsage.

Step 5

Cut the stem of the focal flower close to the underside of the bloom. Glue it over the top of the leaves and buds on the wristband. Bend the wristband prongs, with needle-nose pliers, over the bottom part of the flower, enclosing all the elements of the top of the wrist corsage. Make sure the glue is completely dried before wearing the corsage.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh or silk flowers
  • Florist glue
  • 2 feet satin ribbon
  • Paddle wire (thin wire)
  • Elastic corsage wristband (bracelet)
  • Scissors
  • Wire clipper
  • Needle-nose pliers

References

  • Wedding Flowers: How to Make Wrist Corsages
  • Flower Arrangement Advisor: Making a Rose Wrist Corsage
Keywords: wrist corsages, fresh flowers, silk flowers