There’s an abundance of ways to incorporate flowers into your wedding. And though we love floral arches and bouquets, you can also incorporate them into your outfits through floral accessories like wrist corsages.
Wrist corsages are elegant, yet easy to wear. They make beautiful accessories to compliment wedding formal wear and offer a special gesture for guests who are near and dear to you.
Today, we’re here to show you how to DIY your very own corsage for your special moments. This design works for weddings, proms, and other special occasions. Plus, it ticks all the boxes - it’s feminine, elegant, and fun!
What you’ll need to make a DIY Corsage:
Before you begin designing your corsage, let’s go back to the basics. The materials you’ll need are:
- One Greenery Spray
- Ribbon, rope, or a bracelet
- Fabric tape
- Glue gun
- Wire cutters
- Your creative spirit
Our designer flower boxes come with flower types in various sizes and colors, all in a carefully curated color palette. This makes it easy to create floral arrangements with a blend of flower types for your corsage. The largest flowers in the box might be too large for a wrist corsage. Instead, you can use these for a bouquet or another floral arrangement and reserve the middle-sized flowers and accessories for your corsages. You can creare a beautiful corsage with approximately 3 medium-sized flowers, a handful of petite wildflowers, and a few accessories.
We used a marsala and blush flower box, but you can customize your corsage with one of our 12+ color palettes to compliment your wedding color scheme. You can also pair your designer flower box with foam roses of your favorite color for more variety.
If this corsage is a gift for someone at your wedding, why not include them in the DIY process so they can provide their creative input? It’s a wonderful way to share your wedding journey with the people closest to you.
How to DIY a Wrist Corsage step by step:
Step 1: Make a mini bouquet
Let’s begin by designing a mini bouquet. Take 1-2 medium-sized flowers from your box set, then add smaller flowers around it. Your larger flowers should act as your focal point flower, while the other flowers act as fillers to accentuate the overall design.
Try the bouquet on your wrist to see how you like the design. If you’re happy, then it’s time to move forward.
Step 2: Secure the arrangement and trim the stems
Once you’ve settled on your bouquet design, tie the stems together with a wire. Use your wire cutters to cut off the excess wire, then trim the flower stems until they’re a short length–just below the base of your flower blossoms.
Tip: It’s better to cut your stems too long than too short. If you find that they’re not short enough, you can always trim more later.
Step 3: Wrap with floral tape
Now, wrap the stems and wire with floral tape. This will hide the wire from view and protect the wearer’s hands from any sharp edges. It also offers a professional finishing touch for your design.
Step 4: Attach your mini bouquet
We’re nearly there. Now, it’s time to attach your mini floral arrangement to a rope, ribbon, or bracelet for easy wearing. If you have old bracelets lying around, this is a wonderful time to upcycle them, incorporating the “something old” tradition into your wedding flowers.
Use your hot glue gun to secure your floral arrangement onto your wrist piece of choice. Hold the floral arrangement and wrist piece together until the glue sets.
Tip: If you choose to upcycle old jewelry, braided or corded jewelry pieces work best, as they give the hot glue something to grip onto.
Congrats! You’ve just made your very own DIY corsage. Now, you can repeat the process to make many corsages as you need for the special guests at your wedding.
Now you have some serious corsage inspiration - it’s your turn to show us some of your own wedding corsage ideas. Be sure to tag us at @lingsmoment on Instagram to show off your original designs!
And if you’re short on time, our premade wrist corsages offer a delicate and beautiful look for weddings, proms, and other special occasions. With their designer color palettes, they pair beautifully with dresses and formal wear for nearly any theme.