Wrist corsages are glamorous accessories that can make you feel like a beautiful creature of majestic origins, a blessing from mother nature herself. This magnificent and delicate jewelry can be expensive to buy from a florist, but that doesn’t mean you have to hand over even more money on your big day.
Weddings are super expensive as they are, so instead, consider making your own wrist corsage.
Today we will walk you through a step-by-step process in making a floral corsage that will match your wedding attire and will catch the eye of everyone as you walk down the aisle.
What You Will Need
To make the corsage you will need some equipment and some flowers. Depending on your current wedding design, you can swap out any of the followers we have suggested for your chosen selection. Ideally you want a mixture of colors that all stem from a similar blend.
For example, if your wedding is green and blue, then you will want green, blue and purple flowers with either a dash of black or pink depending on your preference. This advice is secondary to any decisions you already made with your florist.
For our example, we are using purples and pinks in our design.
Foliage You will need:
- Lilac Rose – 1
- Purple is our main color, so alter the color type to match your wedding.
- If you do not want a rose, pick a flower which is large, will dominate the corsage, and looks elegant
- Pink Spray Roses – 2
- Pink is our secondary color, so alter the colored flower to match your wedding.
- If you don’t want a smaller rose in your corsage, choose a smaller flower than your main one that still fits the same aesthetic.
- Stem Eucalyptus – 1
- This stem is a delicate green color and will slowly draw the pinks and purple towards the foliage in a careful blend.
- If you do not want a eucalyptus stem, then pick another with pastel green blends.
- Lily of the Valleys – 9
- These flowers have multiple delicate whites along one stem. They will add the touch of a wedding ceremony into the overall design.
- If you don’t like Lily of the Valleys, try Sweet Pea flowers or Lilac flowers.
Tools you will need:
- Florist Wires
- Green Florist Tape
- Expandable Pearl Bracelet
- Lace Ribbon
- Crystal Covered Wire
How To Make A Wrist Corsage?
Our step-by-step process is easy, but if you’re feeling nervous, make sure you have multiple flowers ready to be used just in case you need to start over.
Step 1 – Mounting the Main Flower
The first step involves mounting the flowers onto wires so that they can be easily tied later on. To do this, you need to cut the flower head off of the big flower, in our case, the Lilac Rose.
You want to cut just below the neck of the head, around 1cm down.
Next, you should insert florist wire into the stem at a slight angle.
Then you should wrap some florist tape around the insertion to secure the wire’s connection to keep the flower head moist.
Step 2 – Wire The Secondary And White Flowers
Now you can repeat the process of cutting the flower head off of your secondary flowers and white flowers. For us, these are the Pink Spray Roses and the Lily of the Valleys.
As these flowers are smaller, you will not be able to insert the wire inside the cut wound. Instead, pierce the wire through the remaining stem.
Pull through enough of the wire so that at least 2 inches are visible on either side.
Twist the wire ends around the stem, leaving some to dangle at the end.
Lastly, cover the stem’s end and the pierced hole with tape to keep in the moisture.
Step 3 – Wire The Light Green Foliage
Foliage stems will be delicate, so you cannot pierce through them or insert them as we did with the flowers.
The light green foliage (in our case, eucalyptus leaves) should have their wires wrapped around the end of their stems.
Step 4 – Preparing The Decorative Wires
Some wires need to be shown to keep the corsage together. To ensure that nothing looks out of place in the process, we use a Crystal Covered Wire to keep with the purple/pink aesthetic.
Cut off a double finger length of the wire, and then create a loop with it.
Secure the ends together, leaving a little stem to dangle below the knot.
Tie florist wire around this knot and stem, and then cover it with tape.
Do this three times.
Step 5 – Making A Ribbon Bow
Cut your ribbon until triple the length of your wrist, and then fold it into a bow shape.
Pinch the center of the bow between your fingers and thumb, and then using florist wire, knot the center together. You can do this by threading the wire around the knot and twisting it.
This is to keep the bow shape in place.
Step 6 – Prepare the Bracelet
We are using an Expandable Pearl Bracelet in our example, but you can use whatever bracelet you would like. Ideally, it should be expandable, so you can put on and remove the corsage without breaking the floral design.
Insert two florist wires into the bracket diagonally from each other so they create a criss cross shape.
Step 7 – Assembling the Corsage
Put the wired flowers, and decorative wires, in your hand and move them around until you find a design that looks pleasing.
We would suggest the eucalyptus leaves at the back, the main flower in the middle, and the secondary flowers and white flowers skirting the front.
Secure the design with the florist wire.
Step 8 – Add the Bow
Add the bow to cover the florist wire and complete the overall design.
Step 9 – Attach to the Bracelet
To add the corsage to your bracelet, place the flowers onto the criss crossed wires.
Then use their wires and twist them along the florist wire, which is holding the flowers together.
Tuck the wires into the foliage to hide them, and cut off the ends of any wires which are still showing.
And that’s it! You have made your own wrist corsage!