Tuck a single blossom through a slit in a wide velvet ribbon to create an elegant wrist corsage for any special occasion. Use a sculptural blossom that looks good on its own, such as the cattleya, dendrobium, and cymbidium orchids pictured. Cut a length of velvet ribbon long enough to wrap around the wrist, leaving 3 to 4 inches to hang down at each end. Fold the ribbon in half, and make a slit in the center for the flower stem. Choose a large, healthy blossom, and cut its stem down to about 2 1/2 inches. Wrap the stem with floral tape to protect it and to keep it from slipping out of the slit after it's been inserted.

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Comments (16)

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Anonymous
March 17, 2011
What a wonderful idea! I'm planning on making them for the ladies attending the bridal party lunch as a gift from their florist. I'm hoping the flower does not fall out since there is no mention of anything holding it in other then the florist tape.
Anonymous
January 14, 2011
did anyone try this with a different ribbon other than velvet? Velvet's a bit out of place at my spring wedding.
Anonymous
February 22, 2010
Very cute idea... Something you can get the younger kids in the family to help you with easily, to include them in the wedding prep and to keep them busy! And cheap too.
Anonymous
May 11, 2008
I'm also a florist and I think this is quite a nice corsage idea. My minimalist corsages and jewelery inspired corsages are quite popular. Lynalyn - please go take a few more workshops.
Anonymous
May 9, 2008
My 92 year old mom would absolutely love to receive this. Lynalyn and playsindirt sound very, very immature indeed.
Anonymous
May 9, 2008
What a lovely idea. Something I can do with my grand-daughter for her mother.
Anonymous
May 9, 2008
to lynalyn and playsindirt, obviously we don't need your negative comments. Do or suggest something better, with instructions and me might think you have something valuable to say. I also like simplicity, not intimidation.
Anonymous
May 8, 2008
playsindirt, go to your room until you can say you're sorry!
Anonymous
May 8, 2008
I think this is a great idea, especially for a child where a designer wrist corsage is just too big. It's simple, easy and elegant.
Anonymous
May 8, 2008
REally! Is that nastiness necessary, playsindirt?? just ignore things you don't like and do what our grandmothers used to say, " If you can't say something nice, say nothing and smile :)" It is a lovely, simple thing especially for a child to do.
Anonymous
May 8, 2008
A $4.00 orchid from the grocery store would be better then this
Anonymous
May 8, 2008
good heavens lynalyn! whats the point of a negative contribution? for those of us "stupid" people who aren't florists or designers, i think this is a lovely idea.
Anonymous
May 8, 2008
I love this idea, i`ve did it for my wedding all my bridemaid`s worn one matching colors with their dresses they`ve looked beautiful!!!! it`s elegant and original.
Anonymous
March 6, 2008
I love this. I think I'll have my Children's church kids make it for their Mom for Mother's day. mollie143
Anonymous
November 21, 2007
i definitely have to do this..