How to Make a Wrist Corsage

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

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When it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, there’s a lot to learn. Every Tuesday, we’ll feature all you need to know about an in-season flower. From colors and care to costs and all sorts of wedding floral design inspiration, we’re your “best bud.”

 

 

 

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.

 

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Supplies

 

(Makes one corsage)

 

One large “cupped” peony

 

Two ranunculi

 

Small bunch lamb’s ear

 

Glue gun

 

Corsage wristlet

 

Optional: pretty ribbon

 

Instructions

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

5. 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!

XO,
Rachel
Lover.ly

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Peach & Blue Wedding Flowers ~ Liana’s Inspiration Board

Liana writes:  I am having an outdoor wedding with light blue and peach colors.

Liana-Peach-&-BlueBouquet Inspiration Photo: Cinzia Brunschini
via Junebug  Weddings

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

  1. 3 Blue Victorian Hydrangea Blooms
  2. 2 Cream Mini Rose Bud Sprays
  3. 3 Peach Peony & Rose Sprays
  4. 5-7 Creamy Beige Roses
  5. Antique Blue Taffeta Ribbon to wrap your bouquet

Happy Planning, Mindy

 

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Red & Plum Wedding Flowers ~ Erin’s Inspiration Board

Erin writes:  I’m having a beach wedding in November. I want bright colors that specifically have deep purple and red. I love little touches that make it look fresh and fun. I love calla lillies, peonies, berries, garden roses. I’ll be making flower holders out of mason jars.

Erin-RedBouquet Inspiration Photo:  Dana Grant Photography

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

  1. Red Garden Roses
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  4. 1 Fern Greenery Pick
  5. 5 Pheasant Feathers
  6. 2 Red Berry Sprays
  7. Black Satin Ribbon to wrap your bouquet

 

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Pink & Navy Classic Wedding Flowers ~ Tara’s Inspiration Board

Tara writes:  My dress is ivory, our wedding colors are navy blue and silver, my maid of honor’s dress is navy blue. I haven’t a clue as to what I want or should do for our bouquets. Colors???? Types of flowers????? Our style is classic and simple.

Tara-Pink-&-NavyBouquet Inspiration Photo:  Kristen Weaver Photography
via F H Weddings & Events

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

  1. 9 Dark Pink English Roses
  2. 9 Pink Peony Sprays
  3. Fuchsia & Pink rose Bouquet for your bridesmaids
  4. Navy Blue Satin Ribbon to wrap your bouquets

Happy Planning, Mindy

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Red Vintage Wedding Flowers ~ Sarah’s Inspiration Board

Sarah:  Hi there :) We’re having an August wedding in Germany and we’ve found the perfect venue for an outdoor ceremony and italian renaissance style ballroom for the reception. I’m having trouble deciding on colors because I don’t want to clash with the ballroom. We want a bright color accent, maybe red or a blue? There is a lot of red in the room already… We’re going for a classy vintage lace look. They usually decorate with just red roses, but I like things more unique, I also love wildflowers TY!

Sarah-RedBouquet Inspiration Photo: Brooklyn Photography  |  Floral Designer:  Poppies & Posies
via Style Me Pretty

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

  1. 2 Red Garden Rose Sprays
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  7. Silky Red Ribbon to wrap your bouquet

 

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