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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Make a Boutineer or Corsage!

Make a Boutineer or Corsage!
So when I was 16 I started dating.  I was asked to a formal dance my junior year.  Homecoming.  It was the first fancy dance I went to.  My friend asked me at school if I had bought my boutineer yet.  I had no idea that I needed to get a flower for my date.  I ordered one and guess what!?  It cost $20.  I was shocked.  I could have made it easily.  Worst part?  The rose snapped off at the dance anyway, so it was worthless.  After that day, I made my own funky flowers for my dates to wear.
My mom was a craft hoarder like me, so I just used stuff she already had
and came up with this funky little thing...that looked like onions and mixed fruit!
Check it out: my prom picture, junior year
 Hilarious, right?
It was just perfect for the evening.
Here's a quick DIY and you can adapt it any way you want.
Let's get started!
You will need:
A silk rose
Crystal pick (or you can use wire and loop on a couple beads)
Washi tape (I used silver)
I took this crystal pick and split it in half.
Then re-twisted it together.
Next, cut the flower stem so there is only 1 inch of stem.
Cut the wire pick to match the stem, so the rhinestones peek over the top of the rose.
Then wrap it tight, multiple times, with Washi tape!
So simple!  I used silver, but you could even use patterned tape--or make it match the girl's dress!
Pin it on for absolute perfection at a tenth of the cost of a fresh one!
Plus, it lasts forever!  Great for dances or weddings!
Would you ever make your own corsage or boutineer?
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