Making Flower Corsages


A flower corsage offers itself as a fresh, attractive and aromatic accessory to formal and semi-formal outfits. Ordinarily worn at proms, weddings, quinceaneras and other occasions, flower corsages can be easily made at home with your own choice of fragrant flora. Making flower corsages can be an individual project, or a large one for a mass event, using simple materials.

Step 1

Choose three of your favorite fresh flowers to create your own corsage. Excellent ideas for corsage flowers include chrysanthemums (mums), orchids and several varieties of lily.

Step 2

Snip the buds of each flower from the stem, leaving only about a quarter-inch of stem on each bloom.

Step 3

Bundle the flower buds together by their short stems, and keep them together.

Step 4

Dot a strip of tissue paper with hot glue, and wrap it tightly around the bundled stems of the flowers. Repeat with another strip of colored tissue paper.

Step 5

Glue the sealed side of a safety pin, vertically, to the side of the wrapped stems. Allow the glue to dry for approximately five minutes. The side of the pin that opens should be exposed and accessible.

Things You'll Need

  • Variety of fresh-cut flowers
  • Colored tissue paper (optional colors)
  • Safety pins (small)
  • Silk ribbon (thin, assorted lengths and colors)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks


  • Palomar Edu: Flowering Plants Info
Keywords: flower corsage, colored tissue paper, safety pin crafts

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