Video: How to Make a Double Wrist Corsage
This video is a clip from the Team Flower Bouquets and Personals class. Here, Kelly demonstrates how to make a double wrist corsage (everybody’s favorite, right?). Even though pin-on corsages and hand-held posies are becoming more popular, the wrist corsage is a classic piece that every wedding designer and shop owner should have the skills to create. Watch to see a few tricks Kelly has learned in order to make wrist corsages easier and more feasible.
Begin with your standard wrist corsage elastic band. Fold down the outer arms and wrap the base in stem tape. Next, you’ll cut your ribbon and lay it on top of the wrapped base. Secure the ribbon in place using stem tape. Using your ingredients, create two sides for your corsage and secure each with stem tape. Sometimes, you may need to wire the flowers or greens you use so that you can better attach them as well as manipulate the direction they face. (Watch this video to learn how to wire roses!)
Bring the ends of your two floral sides together and secure with stem tape. Tie a loose knot with ribbon on the top and bottom of the base before adding your focal flower to the center of the corsage. Finish off with a sweet bow, and it’s ready to wear!
Kelly’s system may not be the system for you. Remember, practice, practice, practice makes perfect!
Stem tape is king here, as stem tape to stem tape creates a more firm hold. Structure and stability is vital—even in corsages.
Ribbon is used to tie around the wearer’s wrist to both cover the elastic band and to add an additional layer of support for the small arrangement.
Wiring flowers is a helpful skill when it comes to making wrist corsages. Not only does the wire add extra stability, but it also allows for easy movement and manipulation of the blooms.