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DIY Corsage and Boutonniere for Prom

diy corsage and boutonniereDid you know that the average cost for Prom is around $900? That includes tickets, limo, dress/tux, shoes, dinner, flowers, etc. If you pick up a Boutonniere or Corsage from a local flower shop that is going to cost you anywhere from $20 – $80.

Why not make your own for less? You can make a DIY Corsage and Boutonniere for Prom for $5 – $10 with a few simple supplies. Don’t get discouraged as it is easier than you think.

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DIY Boutonniere

diy boutonniere
Supplies Needed for DIY Boutonniere

  • Rose (preferably color to match date’s dress)
  • Greenery
  • Green Floral Tape or Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Straight Pin

boutonniere supplies

Directions

  1. Cut the rose leaving plenty of stem to work with as you can cut it down later.
  2. Cut some greenery leaving room for tape or ribbon.
  3. Arrange rose and greenery to your liking and tape or wrap ribbon around the stems tightly securing them together.
  4. Cut the stems sticking out and wrap the tape or ribbon to the end of the stems.
  5. If you are using ribbon, use a glue gun to secure the end of the ribbon.
  6. Attach the Boutonniere to the suit with a pin.

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DIY Corsage

diy prom corsage

Supplies Needed for DIY Corsage

  • A variety of flowers of your choice (preferably to match date’s dress)
  • Green floral tape or ribbon
  • Greenery
  • Fabric hair tie or fabric stretchy band
  • Scissors
  • Floral Wire (optional)

corsage supplies

Directions

  1. Cut the flowers leaving plenty of stem to work with as you can cut it down later.
  2. Cut some greenery leaving room for tape or ribbon.
  3. Arrange flowers and greenery to your liking and tape or wrap ribbon around the stems tightly securing them together.
  4. Add the fabric hair tie or elastic band around the stems and secure with tape by wrapping the tape around.
  5. Cut the stems sticking out and wrap the tape or ribbon to the end of the stems.
  6. If you are using ribbon, use a glue gun to secure the end of the ribbon.
  7. Slide the corsage on date’s wrist.

corsage tutorial
If you don’t want to use an elastic band you can wrap a ribbon around the stems and tie the ribbon around the wrist. You can also use the floral wire to secure flowers together or have them move. Just be careful there are no wires poking on the wrist.

If you are looking for more ways to save on prom, check out my 10 Tips for Prom on a Budget!

 

2 Comments

  • Amazing DIY Corsages
    June 23, 2018 at 6:43 am

    […] Everyday Shortcuts […]

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  • 15 Beautiful DIY Corsages - crazyforus
    July 17, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    […] We’ve mentioned boutonnieres a couple times now, but we know we haven’t actually given you an outline of how to make one of those specifically since we said this post would concentrate on corsages. Then we found this combo tutorial, however, and we thought it was the perfect idea! If you want to make only a pretty corsage that features one or two bigger flowers with smaller contrast petals around it then you can totally still use this as a guide, but it gives you the option of making a boutonniere for your date too! Get the full details of both on Everyday Shortcuts. […]

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