Saturday, March 24, 2012


Finally, I finished my sons boutonniere.  I think it turned out great.  Matches his dates perfectly.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wrist Corsage

The fabulous thing about Etsy and Pinterest is that it sparks all sorts of creativity.  My son is attending Jr. Prom next Saturday so I thought it would be fun to make his dates wrist corsage and his boutonniere.  I have seen several examples of these on Etsy and Pinterest, so I thought I would give it a try.

I started with a premade wrist corsage kit from the wedding department at Michaels.  The only option is white.  My sons date is wearing a Midnight Blue dress, so I needed to make some adjustments.

I added black tulle through the center which will create a black tie to attach to her wrist.  I also trimmed off a lot of the white tulle so that you won't be able to see it.

I then added black tulle to create my base.

Then, you just start layering.  Just glue as you go.

They have a lot of different embellishments to choose from at Michaels.

I then added this rose that I made from velvet ribbon.  I googled a tutorial to learn how to make burlap roses and just applied the same method to the ribbon.  I am happy with the results.  I think this will look beautiful with her dress.  I will post prom pictures next week.