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Two-Minute Corsages

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 1999


Tuck a single blossom through a slit in a wide velvet ribbon to create an elegant wrist corsage for any special occasion. Use a sculptural blossom that looks good on its own, such as the cattleya, dendrobium, and cymbidium orchids pictured.


  • Flower blossom

  • Velvet ribbon

  • Scissors

  • Floral tape


  1. Cut a length of velvet ribbon long enough to wrap around the wrist, leaving 3 to 4 inches to hang down at each end.

  2. Fold the ribbon in half, and make a slit in the center for the flower stem.

  3. Choose a large, healthy blossom, and cut its stem down to about 2 1/2 inches. Wrap the stem with floral tape to protect it and to keep it from slipping out of the slit after it's been inserted.

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