If you’ve set foot in a flower shop in recent years, you know that they’re not cheap.  When Debbie from A Creative Life priced out corsages for her son’s girlfriend at prom time, she was aghast at the $20 to $30 price range.  That’s a lot of dough to drop on something that has a one-evening lifespan!  Her son decided it would be much more special to give is girlfriend a corsage made by his own mother, and Debbie was much happier with the $5  or so she spent to make one from scratch.  (With wedding season underway, this tutorial could save you a load on your floral budget!)  [how to make an easy wrist corsage]

Project estimate:

  • Satin wristlet, $1 and up
  • Roses, $1 and up
  • Baby’s breath, on hand (may come with roses) or $1 and up
  • Fresh greenery, on hand
  • Silk leaves, on hand or $1
  • Small silk flower sprigs, $1 and up
  • Ribbon, on hand or $1
  • Beads, on hand or $1
  • Elastic string, on hand or $1
  • Glue gun, on hand
  • Super glue, on hand
  • Metal floral wire or a bread tie, on hand
  • Small piece of white poster board or card stock, on hand

Total:  $3 and up