Make Your Own Corsage And Boutonniere For Homecoming

by Friday, September 2, 2016

Corsages and Boutonnieres are two of the most important things you need to have for the homecoming. But sometimes I wish I can just whip them up on my own so I don’t have to buy them at the store. Thanks to Youtube, I can finally do that. This super cool video by Riann helped me out!

Just like prom, homecoming is a school event everyone gets excited about–even the parents. Going back to school is made a lot more exciting with this kind of activity. Seeing your friends and teachers isn’t just the only reason why it’s fun, dressing up for it is too! And it’s not just about the gorgeous homecoming dress you’ll put on, the corsage and boutonniere are essentials too!

Make Your Own Corsage And Boutonniere For Homecoming

Purchasing your corsage and boutonniere is old news. You want something new AND you want something modified based on what you have in mind– the kind of flower you want should match your dress. It adds that extra flavor to your look. I’m here to help you make that possible through this easy but fun tutorial by Riann! Ready? Let’s get you started!

 

Things you need to make your own corsage and boutonniere for Homecoming:

  • Orchid (or any flower of your choice. Remember to choose a color that will match the shade of your dress.)
  • Houseplant Foliage
  • Spools of Ribbon (you can choose one or two colors for your ribbons depending on how you like them accentuate your corsage)
  • Lapel Pin Vase
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Flower Bracelet

Now that you’re all set, start having fun with this tutorial!

Step 1. Arrange the Corsage

Arrange the Corsage | Make Your Own Corsage And Boutonniere For Homecoming

Before having the flower and the foliages glued together, arrange how you wish your corsage to like. Decide on how much foliages you are want to add to your flower. I would personally suggest you have at least just 4 stems of foliages with it to avoid getting your flower overpowered.

 

Step 2. Glue the Inside of the Lapel Pin Vase

Glue the Inside of the Lapel Pin Vase | Make Your Own Corsage And Boutonniere For Homecoming

Now that you have decided how your corsage should look like, take the lapel pin vase and start applying glue from the inside at the tip point of the lapel pin vase. Be extra careful with the lapel pin vase because it conducts heat fast.

 

Step 3. Attach Foliages

Attach Foliages | Make Your Own Corsage And Boutonniere For Homecoming

Then, immediately attach each foliage stem into the lapel pin vase arranging it as how it should look like behind the flower. Leave for a few minutes to cool down.

 

Step 4. Create a Tiny Bow

Create a Tiny Bow | Make Your Own Corsage And Boutonniere For Homecoming

While waiting for the lapel to cool down, start making one or two tiny ribbons which you will later attach to the lapel pin vase. You may want to make a bigger ribbon in a different color too!

 

Step 5. Attach the Flower

Attach the Flower | Make Your Own Corsage And Boutonniere For Homecoming

If the lapel pin case is already cool and safe to touch, glue the inside once more to where you will attach your flower. Make sure the flower is placed at the center of the lapel pin vase to have a perfect balance with the foliages.

 

Step 6. Cover-Up Trim

Cover-Up Trim | Make Your Own Corsage And Boutonniere For Homecoming

As you wait for the lapel to cool down, start applying glue to the outside middle part or the trim of the lapel pin vase to attach your ribbon of choice all the way around, and trim off frays. Again, be careful when covering the trim to avoid your fingers from getting burnt.

 

Step 7. Attach the Bow

Attach the Bow | Make Your Own Corsage And Boutonniere For Homecoming

Now that you’re done covering up the trim, attach the bows you’ve made. Make sure they are placed at the center where they keep a center viewpoint with the flower.

 

Step 8. Attach Corsage to the Flower Bracelet

Attach the Corsage to the Lapel Pin Vase | Make Your Own Corsage And Boutonniere For Homecoming

This is kind of the tricky part. Unlock the pin in the lapel and start attaching it to the bracelet in between the beads and the plastic tied on the bracelet. Pull the ribbons from the back of the bracelet to ensure it is tightly locked. Be careful not to prick yourself! And there you have it!

 

Watch the full video tutorial by Riann below:

Wasn’t that super fun and easy? Not to mention, affordable and hassle-free too? Now that you have made your corsage and boutonniere just the way you imagined it, homecoming will definitely  make you stand out even more! (You can also share this idea with your friends for #squadgoals!)

 

How did you do with your corsage? Tell us your thoughts about it in the comment section below!

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