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Easy Video Instructions
To Make Corsages

"Here's how to make a corsage with matching boutonniere
to wear tonight for prom or party!"



Create entirely different corsages and boutonnieres by choosing pastel or bicolor roses, bold or demure filler flowers, or patterned ribbons.

For our corsage, classic red roses and filler flowers of alstroemeria are tied to a wide ribbon base.

For extra-special occasions, consider turning up the glamour with glitter, or by adding costume jewelry to your design.

If you enjoyed this video, be sure to see how to make a daisy mum corsage.

Video length is 2:54 minutes, file size approximately 2 MB. You may prefer to follow written instructions with pictures below. These directions can also be printed for easy reference.

Make A Corsage Video

Parts List

Classic red rose corsage and matching boutonniere:
  • 3 red roses
  • 3 alstroemeria
  • 2 stems rose leaves
  • 2" wired ribbon, 1 yard
  • 1" ribbon, 1/2 yard
  • 3 corsage pins
  • stem wire, or any 20 ga. craft wire
  • green floral tape
  • 1/4" waterproof tape (optional)


Written Instructions

Make A Corsage, Step One

Attach 3-4" stem wire to each flower, wrap each piece with floral tape. Make a simple bow from the wired ribbon and secure it with wire, leaving 3-4" extra wire attached.
Make A Corsage, Step Two 

For large or floppy leaves, attach stem wire to the backs using waterproof tape.
Make A Corsage, Step Three 

Arrange the roses over the leaves and begin taping the three stems together. Take 2 or 3 wraps....
Make A Corsage, Step Four 

Then add the alstroemeria and finish by wrapping all six stems together.
Make A Corsage, Step Five 

Cut excess stem to about 2-1/2" and tie a bow with the second ribbon.
Completed Red Rose Corsage 
Here is the completed corsage. Tie the extra wire on the base ribbon to the flower stem. Use two corsage pins, one through the stem and the second through the top of the ribbon....catching the wire which is taped to the back of the highest leaf.
Red Rose Boutonniere 

Here is a matching boutonniere in just 3 steps.
Make A Boutonniere Step One 

Attach stem wire to the back of two rose leaves using waterproof tape. Wrap the stems with floral tape.
Make A Boutonniere Step Two 

Twist the leaf stems together to make a backing for the rose.
Make A Boutonniere Step Three 

Place the rose over the leaves and wrap the stems together. If you like, you can wrap the stem with a bit of ribbon to match the corsage.


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