Between Mother’s Day and Prom season I thought you might want to know how to make a wrist corsage the easy way. Besides, the current needs there will be weddings this summer to think about and other occasions that call for a wrist corsage.
Many of the supplies I use here are from wedding week on Crafts Unleashed. I made a card box for my project over there and with left over flowers and tulle they sent me along with a corsage holder and Bowdabra I had on hand (but that they also sell) I created a super easy corsage.
Here are some of the supplies you’ll need. In the photo there are two different corsage holders shown and you can use either one for this project.
Also, I remade the corsage after wedding week with brighter pink flowers instead of the white. Just so you know why the photos are a little different.
The first thing to do is make a little “poof” or puff with the tulle and bowdabra. I just scrunched the tulle down into the bowdabra 8-10 times and then tied it off.
Use the ends of the Bowdabra wire to tie the poof onto the corsage holder.
Cut 3-5 flowers leaving the stem very short. Hot glue them into the tulle (I always place them first without glue just to see where I want them placed) being careful not to burn yourself.
And you can add “BLING” the same way. Just cut it off and glue it in place.
So if it’s the day before prom and you son JUST came to you and asked for a corsage. Don’t worry. You may even already have all of the supplies on hand. You’ve got this!
Oh! And this works for fresh flowers as well. Make sure they are well hydrated before cutting and gluing. The hot glue seals the end of the stem sealing in the moisture. Just be sure not to make them up too far in advance and the beauty of the flowers will shine all evening.