I know this post is out of the ordinary but I still wanted to show you something pretty that I did. Last weekend, my son attended prom and instead of purchasing a corsage, I decided it do it myself. First, they are quite expensive and a corsage similar to the one I made runs around $45-50.
After purchasing my supplies, my total cost was just roughly $20.00.
To be honest, I had no clue what I was doing or how I was going to do it but I just had a general idea of how to do it. Please excuse my lack of pictures tutorial because it's not easy being both the photographer and the somewhat crafty person.
Mainly what you'll need is:
- Foral tapes
- A bracelet
You can find these supplies at any craft stores.
1. First, I grabbed a handful of flowers and leaves and position them like a small bouquet. I use the floral tape to tie them together, like so.
2. Once I am done wrapping the flowers together, I leave about 2-3 inches of stems and cut the rest.
3. I wrapped the ribbon around the remaining stem and created a few loops of ribbons. I actually sew the loops of the ribbon by hand.
4. I use a few strings of small ribbons to secure the flowers on to the bracelet.
The matching boutonniere was a LOT easier to do. Only took me 5 minutes. Took me about an hour for the corsage. The process was similar to the corsage. After I used the floral tape to tie the flowers together. I wrapped a ribbon over it and finished it with a bow accent.
|Just had to end it with a picture of the prom boy. If you'd like to see more pictures, you can view it on my other blog http://pangsphotodiary.blogspot.com/2013/04/prom-2013.html|
How do you think I did? Have you ever tried to do a prom corsage or boutonniere yourself?