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Instructions for Making a Wrist Corsage

By Jennifer Loucks ; Updated September 21, 2017

A wrist corsage is a cluster of flowers that a woman wears to a formal occasion when the corsage cannot be pinned to her lapel area. Wrist corsages are easy to assemble. You can make them out of silk flowers or use fresh flowers that do not wilt quickly. Roses with fern and baby's breath are commonly used for formal corsages.

Choose the flowers you want in the corsage. Keep the number odd, such as 3 or 5 flowers, as this will create an eye-appealing look. Select green fillers such as fern or extra floral leaves.

Cut the stems to a length of 3 inches and wrap with green floral tape.

Tape the main flowers together with green floral tape. When using three flowers, place two flowers next to each other with the third one slightly lower in the front center.

Tape greens or filler stems together. Use green floral tape to attach them behind, and to the side of, the main flower bundle.

Trim the stems to fit inside the corsage wrist holder. Attach a silk flower corsage to the metal portion of the holder with hot glue. Attach a real flower corsage to the holder with green floral wire. Bend the metal tongs of the holder around the corsage to hold in place.

Create a ribbon bow with hanging or curled ribbon ends made of 1/4 or 1/2 inch ribbon. Use floral wire to attach the bow to the stems below the flower bundle.

Lightly shake the corsage to make sure the flower bundle is secure in the holder.


Things You Will Need

  • Fresh or silk flowers
  • Greens or flower fillers
  • Green floral tape
  • Green floral wire
  • Wire clipper
  • Scissors
  • Corsage wrist holder
  • 1/4 or 1/2 inch ribbon
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks


  • Make a real flower corsage close to the time it will be worn to prevent the flowers from wilting. Store flowers in a refrigerator until use.
  • Purchase wrist corsage bands at craft supply stores that sell floral supplies.

About the Author


Jennifer Loucks has been writing since 1998. She previously worked as a technical writer for a software development company, creating software documentation, help documents and training curriculum. She now writes hobby-based articles on cooking, gardening, sewing and running. Loucks also trains for full marathons, half-marathons and shorter distance running. She holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and business from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.