DIY: Modern Twist on a Wrist Corsage

I get so many requests for something new, alternatives to the old style corsages like the ones somebody’s grandmother used to wear. You know the ones on elastic, metal clamps and glue, like you wore to the prom with boring flowers? We don’t do those anymore, if I can help it. Plus the ribbon wrap is so sweet.  The silk flower component of this makes it a fashionable accessory that looks fresh long after the wedding day - even tied around a pony tail. Ideal for MIL’s, flower girls, bridesmaids the day of the wedding or the bride if she’s a party honoree. So let’s get to work on these pretty little things for all of your favorite people. Join me as I show it all to Alva & Austrie and The Glitter Blog & Izzy Hudgins Photography.

This DIY is part of our party post we did with Pottery Barn, "7 Money Saving Secrets to a Picture Perfect Party"! To see the whole post click here.


  • A silk flower
  • Glue
  • Wire cutters
  • Nickel Metal Bases

Step 1: Choose your flower. I love the white. And the soft, round aesthetic of a ranuculous. It’s elegant and big.  Plus it means, “I’m dazzled by your charms” in flower-ese which perfectly describes my feelings for the bride, Ashley Usry. Gardenia’s and garden roses are great options, too.

Step 2: Cut a large bloom off one of the stems using the wire cutter. Try to cut so the flower is as flat on the bottom as can be.

Step 3: Trim the ribbon 15” - 18” depending on the wrist size. Fold it in half to find the center of the ribbon.

Step 4: Glue the flower to the center of the ribbon.

Step 5: Glue the nickel metal base (any size 16mm - 18mm) to the other side of the ribbon to stabilize the flower. Tie on her wrist and have fun. You made a flower corsage she can keep!

These are so easy that my sister made them for the entire party in just a few minutes. Literally record time. If you make your own, I’d love to see it!

Photography: Izzy Hudgins Photography
Get the look with Pottery Barn Galvanized Metal Wagon Party Bucket, Beachcomber Wood Handle Basket, Vintage Wood Carved Cake Stand, Riddling Rack Succulent Stand, Varigated Petal Succulent Stem,
Location Selection & Hand lettering: Alva & Austrie
Flower Selection: Mark Jackson, Cutflower Atlanta
Flowers farm: Rosaprima Roses
Flower Garland, Centerpiece & Halo: Amanda Currier & Christy Hulsey Colonial House of FlowersFloral Supplies: Syndicate Sales
Hand poured candles: Southern Soy Candle
Models: Maggie Buckley, Marley Jones, Halei Jo Sessum, Ashley Usry & Misty Williamson all of Georgia Southern University
Wardrobe:  Cobbler’s Bench + Social + Dish
Wardrobe Styling: The Glitter Life
Ribbon: Lion Offray
Wine Glasses: Dish
Wine: Cameron Hughes
Small Bites: Brownie Brittle

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