daFlores – How to Make a Corsage

Flower Crafts 101: How to Make a Corsage

Wedding season, prom season, whatever you want to call it — spring is here, and florals are making a major statement. Not only are the gorgeous buds appearing in every spring designer line and blooming all around you, but flowers play a role in several upcoming events as well. We want to teach you how to make a corsage for the bridal party in your sister’s wedding, your daughter and her besties for prom, or your sweet mother for a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. Constructing your own wrist corsage for prom or any other occasion is inexpensive and presents a broader range of customization relative to the corsages found at your local garden center.

DIY Wrist Corsage

With the right materials, your DIY wrist corsage will appear as if it was made by a professional.

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Floral tape
  • Floral wire
  • Corsage wristlet — can be plastic or metal
  • Your favorite flowers
  • Beautiful foliage to match

Choose your flowers and foliage that best coordinate with your dress. Carnations and roses are commonly used in wrist corsages for prom because they are less delicate than other flowers and will hold together through the night. A few additional suggestions can be found below, but feel free to set your own trends.

  • Popular flowers: orchid, carnation, lily, rose, baby’s breath
  • Unique flowers: hydrangea, dahlia, peony
  • Popular foliage: seeded eucalyptus, ivy
  • Unique foliage: Italian Ruscus, tiny succulents

Now that you have collected your materials, you are ready to create your very own, truly special, wrist corsage. Read the steps below to get crafting!

  1. Cut your stem about half an inch from the bud.
  2. Poke your wire through the top of the stem and fold it down.
  3. Tape around the wire and stem with your floral tape — this method provides flexibility and easy movement.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 for all flowers in your floral setting.
  5. Cut the leaves you wish to add to the assortment.
  6. Tape the leaves onto the stem, wherever desired.
  7. Once you have finished maneuvering your pieces to create the perfect setting, tape all flowers and foliage together.
  8. Dab hot glue on the plastic or metal piece of the wristlet.
  9. Immediately place the floral arrangement on the glue and press down gently for 30 seconds.

Your one-of-a-kind corsage is complete! Stretch your elastic band, slide it on your wrist, and admire your handiwork. It’s officially time to start the party! Cue the confetti!