Last weekend was the first wave of what is known as prom season in the floral business. We had four local junior proms over the span of two days. After making what seemed like a never ending pile of corsages and boutonnieres, I began to realize how uninspiring most of them were. The majority of customers order white roses and “customize” their corsage or boutonniere with a little bit of colored ribbon. Boring!
For my son’s senior prom this year I want to give him and his girlfriend something truly unique and custom. Since they are both into comics (Batman being my son’s favorite) I decided to make a paper floral corsage and boutonniere out of a vintage comic book.
Originally, this post was going to be a “how-to”. However, after making the corsage I realized not only was it way too complicated to break down into a DIY, but by sharing how to make the corsage I would be defeating the point of it being unique and one of a kind.
So rather than show you how I made the corsage, I figured I’d share the finished product to hopefully serve as inspiration for you to create something unique of your own.
I realize that not everyone will want to make their own corsage, however the next time you place an order with your local florist, break away from the safe choice of white roses and challenge him or her by requesting something truly unique and personalized to the person wearing it.
Later this week, I’ll share the boutonniere I made for my son. That one will have a tutorial, so be sure to check back for that!