How to Make a Wrist Corsage for the Mother of the Bride
On the day of your nuptials, making sure the entire wedding party is outfitted in their big-day ensembles and accessories is a must. And when it comes to the mother of the bride, this typically includes a custom corsage. However, the accessory is only as old-fashioned as its design. To give your DIY wrist corsage an updated look, choose a flower that is big and elegant, like a gardenia or a flat garden rose, and opt for a ribbon base over an elastic band.
What you need
18-gauge floral stem wire
1/2 inch-wide floral tape
A hearty rose, orchid, or gardenia
How to do it
- Tightly wrap one wire in floral tape, gently pulling and stretching it as you go to help it stick to the metal.
- Bend the wrapped wire into a pretzel shape, creating two loops on top and two lengths on the bottom.
- Trim the lengths with the wire cutter so they both measure 2 inches. Wrap them together with floral tape.
- Thread ribbon through the pretzel's two open loops. This will be the corsage holder.
- Next, prepare your flower. Cut its stem to measure 2 inches long.
- With an unwrapped wire, pierce the base of a flower and thread it all the way through.
- Bend the wire in half so it frames either side of the flower stem.
- Cut the stem and wire to be equal in length, and then tape together.
- If you wish to slip in leaves, arrange them around the bud, and secure them with a wrapping of tape.
- Place the prepared flower on top of the corsage holder, lining up the lengths of wrapped wire and tapping them together.
- Tie it onto the wrist and trim ribbon.
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