How To Make Fresh Flower Corsages

Overview

Whether for Mother's Day, a wedding or prom, a flower corsage is an essential accessory for a lady's dress. Flower corsages are actually composed of three or more boutonnieres arranged together. They can be pinned to the breast of a jacket or dress, or worn on a wristband around a lady's wrist. A corsage can be easily made at home using fresh flowers for a personal touch or to save money at a wedding.

Step 1

Select fresh flowers and greenery that are free of signs of wilt and have all of their petals.

Step 2

Gather flowers, greenery and baby's breath filler into three to five clusters. Typically a cluster includes one large flower, a bit of baby's breath filler and a sprig of fern behind it as greenery.

Step 3

Cut the stems of the flowers, accents and ferns so that they are a few inches long and wrap floral tape around the stems to bind them together. Then attach floral wire to the stems and wrap with floral tape to lengthen the stems.

Step 4

Gather all floral clusters and twist the wire stems together. Wrap the stems with floral tape.

Step 5

Add accessories, such as ribbon, to the wrapped stems.

Step 6

Place straight pins in the base of the stems to secure the corsage in place.

Things You'll Need

  • Floral tape
  • Floral scissors
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Straight pins
  • Fresh flowers
  • Fresh ferns
  • Baby's breath
  • Floral ribbon

References

  • Save on Crafts: How to make a Corsage
  • Elegance in Bloom: Corsage Instructions

Who Can Help

  • Send Great Flowers: Make a Flower Corsage
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About this Author

Tracy S. Morris has been a freelance writer since 2000. She has published two novels and numerous online articles. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers, including "Ferrets," "CatFancy," "Lexington Herald Leader" and "The Tulsa World."