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How to Make a Wrist Corsage

Contributed blog post from Lover.ly. They used Afloral’s flowers for their Best Buds Weekly Feature!


This week, we’re showing you how to make a wrist corsage.

How to make a wrist corsage

 The wrist corsage has come a long way since your 10th grade dance! The more modern version — featuring elegant flowers like peoniesranunculus, or garden roses — feels like a fresh take on the oh-so-trendy floral crown, and is perfect for brides, bridesmaids, and wedding VIPs. It’s also surprisingly easy to make yourself! Read on to learn how to make a wrist corsage.


Supplies:  (Makes one corsage) One large peony, two ranunculi, a small bunch of lamb’s ear, a glue gun, corsage wristlet, and pretty ribbon (optional).


1. Trim the stems of your flowers and greenery to about ½ an inch.

2. Decide how you’ll arrange the stems on the wristlet before gluing. (It will be impossible to move them once they are glued down!) Be sure to position the greenery and flowers so the stems don’t show.

3. Glue 2-leaves of lamb’s ear onto the wristlet.

4. Glue the peony’s stem onto the wristlet, holding it down for 10-15 seconds.

5. Glue on the ranunculi, arranging them to cover the other stems.

6. Optional: Tie ribbon in a bow and glue it on as a finishing touch.

How to make a wrist corsage

We suggest treating yourself to a floral corsage for your bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. (You could also be ultra-hip and wear it as an anklet!) Or walk wedding shower guests through this simple tutorial and send each one home with their corsage as a favor. However you wear it, this pretty and celebratory detail is sure to stand out!


Tropical Desination Wedding ~ Mikia’s Inspiration Board

Mikia writes:  Our wedding is in November on a Eastern Caribbean Cruise. I love tropical colors and my daughters sandals are hot pink. My favorite flowers are Tulips. I love a lot of the tropical bouquets done by Amore bride, if that helps.  My whole wedding is about simple, relaxed and fun! I will be an ivory , strapless wedding dress.  Thanks, Mikia

Mikia-TropicalBouquet Inspiration Photo: Paul P. Johnson Photography
via The Knot

To recreate and view the realistic floral stems used to in this Fall Wedding, please click on items below:

  1. 2 Violet Purple Orchid Sprays
  2. 2 Purple Snapdragon Sprays
  3. 2 Rubrum Pink Gerbera Daisies
  4. 2 Golden Yellow Ranunculus Sprays
  5. 2 Yellow Orchids
  6. 1 Fuchsia Mini Orchid Bush
  7. Fuchsia Tulip Bouquet to add to your bouquet and for your bridesmaids
  8. Fuchsia Pink Chiffon Ribbon to wrap your bouquets

Happy Planning, Mindy

Purple & Blue Beach Wedding ~ Victoria’s Inspiration Board

Victoria writes:  Hi there!  I am planning a very DIY, casual beach wedding (sunset ceremony on the beach followed by a backyard reception under the stars!!) and I’m having trouble finding the right combination of flowers! My colors are teal, purple, and raspberry/pink (check out our Save the Dates for color and style reference).  Any help you could provide would be so amazing! I love your blog and have been browsing for about a year now, but I just can’t decide on the right combo of flowers! Thanks!!

Victoria-Blue-&-PurpleBouquet Inspiration Photo:  Botanica Floral Events & Design
via Pinterest

To recreate and view the realistic floral stems used to in this blue and purple inspiration bouquet, please click on items below:

  1. 2 Blue Hydrangea Blooms
  2. 3 Orchid Pink Orchids
  3. 1 Purple Ranunculus Spray
  4. 2 Purple Hydrangeas
  5. 3 Orchid Purple Hydrangeas
  6. Wrap your bouquet in Purple Satin Ribbon
  7. Accent your bouquet with a Rhinestone Bouquet Buckle

Happy Planning, Mindy


Destination Wedding Flowers ~ Kathy-Ann’s Inspiration Board

Kathy-Ann writes:  Hi, I absolutely LOVE your site. I’m getting married August 9th in Barbados and I am looking for ideas for my bridesmaids and maid of honor . The maid of honor will be wearing a corsage on her hand but I haven’t decided if the bridesmaids will have the same or if they will have bouquets.  The colors are turquoise and aqua to go with our beach theme.

Kathy-Ann-BeachCorsage Inspiration Photo:  Belak’s Flowers
via Women’s Journal

To recreate and view the realistic floral stems used to in this beach inspiration flowers, please click HERE:

  1. Cream Orchid Sprays or
  2. Blue Orchid Sprays flower heads for corsage
  3. White Baby’s Breath Sprays to accent corsage
  4. Turquoise Beaded Corsage Wristlet/Bracelet
  5. Turquoise Corsage Ribbon for the corsage and bouquets
  6. White Orchid Bouquet for the bride
  7. Turquoise Rose Bouquet for your bridesmaids

Happy Planning, Mindy


Royal Blue Beach Wedding ~ Danielle’s Inspiration Board

Danielle writes:  I like the royal blue hydrangeas my main color, but I want to add cream and light pink as accent colors. I am getting married outside at a beach setting.

Danielle-Pink-&-BlueBouquet Inspiration Photo: Lindsey Osborne Photography  |  Floral Designer:  Prange’s Florist
via The Knot

To recreate and view the realistic floral stems used to in this beach inspiration bouquet, please click HERE:

  1. 3-5 Blue Hydrangea Blooms
  2. 5 Pink Bud Roses
  3. 1 Pink Rose Bush
  4. 2 Cream Mini Sweetheart Rose Bundles
  5. Blue Hydrangea Bouquet for your bridesmaids or the base of the bridal bouquet
  6. Wrap each bouquet with Pink Satin Ribbon with Silver Edging

Happy Planning, Mindy