Our Favorite DIY Wedding Corsage Ideas

teal/turquoise dress with same color floral corsage

Whether it's for the mother of the bride or groom or the flower girl, a corsage is a lovely wedding-day token—and a simple way to say "thank you" for taking part in such a pivotal moment.

If you want to learn how to make a corsage, you're in the correct place. We've put together some of our favorite ideas and DIY projects that are as easy as they are beautiful. Find everything from lace to ribbon iterations for delightful accessories that any member of your bridal party will love.

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Mother-of-the-Bride Corsage


A wrist corsage is only as old-fashioned as its design. To give yours a modern 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.

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Ribbon Flower Corsage


Give your bridesmaids a fashionable floral accessory that will look fresh long after the wedding day: these wrist corsages made with silk ribbon flowers. They can be tied around a ponytail or worn as brooches—and are so easy to make: Simply Tie elastic ribbon around your wrist in a big bow, then pin (or sew) the bloom to the knot.

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Ruffly Corsage

young girl wearing cream floral corsage

This sweet flower-girl accessory is a wonderful option for an attendant who is too young to sprinkle petals from a basket. We made the gathers in eyelet trim, then coiled them (securing them with a few stitches as we went) to create the layered "petals" of a lush bloom; a piece of eyelet trim secures it to the wrist.

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Two-Minute Corsages


Tuck a single blossom through a slit in a wide velvet ribbon to create an elegant wrist corsage for any special occasion.

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Wrist Watch Corsage

Kate Sears

Elasticized ribbon, which comes in many styles and materials, ensures a snug and comfortable fit on this wrist watch corsage with a single bloom.

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Guest Corsages


A big-day DIY element that will surely impress everyone in attendance, these guest corsages are colorful, creative, and double as favors. Your loved ones will enjoy a fabric flower that can either be pinned to nearby wrist ribbons or attached to a lapel.

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Crepe Paper Flower Corsage

pink and yellow floral corsage

Flowers crafted from colorful tissue or crepe paper are graceful, inexpensive to make, and always in season. Attach them to a ribbon or elastic band to create a beautiful corsage.

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Silk Flower Hair Band or Corsage

Wende LLT. Webber

Silk flowers never wilt or fade, which makes them a fitting memento of your wedding. Share these with your bridesmaids and have them wear them in their hair or on their wrists.

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Blooming Ring Corsage


Like a corsage, but for your finger, these fabric-flower bands will be a hit with your bridesmaids. Give them out at the shower or rehearsal dinner.

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Fabric Corsage

Orchard Cove Photography

Using custom-printed silk from Spoonflower, Etsy vendor BackYardPrims made fabric wedding corsages for the women and boutonnières for the men at this event. When guests arrived at the ceremony, they selected their accessory from apothecary jars next to a calligraphed sign inviting guests to don a bit of whimsy.

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Cymbidium Corsage

flower corsages
Maura McEvoy

Do nature one better: Turn the dainty blossoms of cymbidium orchids into big, dramatic blooms. The flowers come in festive colors—and even stripes and dots. Give them to mothers instead of traditional corsages.

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Lace Corsage

teal/turquoise dress with same color floral corsage

An organdy corsage looks beautiful with an added lace flower that was printed on heat transfer paper and then ironed onto the fabric.

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