Instructions to make wrist corsages

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Instructions to make wrist corsages
Make wrist corsages to add a special touch to a formal ensemble. (wrist corsage wedding yellow flower image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.com)

Whatever the formal occasion, a wrist corsage will complement a girl or woman and help her feel beautiful and special. If you use silk flowers to create a wrist corsage, your corsage will last indefinitely and will stay attractive long past the special occasion. Choose silk flowers that match the gown, add a sprig or two of baby's breath and some greenery and you can finish the wrist corsage in no time.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 3 focal flowers (roses, orchids or lilies)
  • 1 to 2 sprigs of filler (baby's breath)
  • 3 green leaves
  • Wire cutters
  • Floral tape
  • Velcro wristlet
  • Needle nose pliers

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut the stems from the flowers, the filler and the leaves so they are no longer than approximately 3 inches.

  2. 2

    Place the three focal flowers together in a pleasing arrangement. Wrap the floral tape snugly around the stems to hold them tightly together. Tear off the end of the floral tape and press it down onto the wrapped tape to secure it.

  3. 3

    Add the filler to the focal flowers in a way that pleases you. You might opt to place the filler between the flowers or slightly behind. Wrap the floral tape around the filler stems and the already wrapped flower stems to secure the filler securely to the flowers.

  4. 4

    Place the leaves behind the flowers and filler so they extend out on both sides. Position the stems of the leaves along the other wrapped stems and wrap the leaf stems onto the wrapped stems in the same fashion to secure the leaves to the other flowers. Tear off the floral tape and secure it firmly.

  5. 5

    Place the corsage onto the Velcro wristlet. Center the corsage over the wristlet and use the pliers to bend the metal prongs on the wristlet over the wrapped wires of the corsage. Press the prongs down firmly to hold the wrapped wires securely in place on the wristlet.

  6. 6

    Attach the corsage to a wrist by overlapping the Velcro straps on the underside of the wrist.

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