A prom bouquet is a boutonniere on steroids. It is a larger version of the corsage and is worn by the girl instead of the guy.
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Choose your flowers
There are many flowers that can be used for prom bouquets. Some of the more popular ones include roses, lilies, and daisies. You can also use other flowers that have personal meaning to you. The sky is the limit when it comes to choosing your flowers.
Decide on the overall look
Before you start gathering flowers, it’s important to have a vision for your prom bouquet. Do you want a colorful arrangement or something more monochromatic? What kind of shape do you envision? It’s helpful to look at pictures of bouquets online or in magazines for inspiration.
Once you have an idea of the overall look you’re going for, you can start picking out specific flowers. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the bouquet should reflect your personal style. If you’re a classic romantic, go for roses or peonies. If you’re more of a free spirit, consider using wildflowers. And if you want something unique, try using nontraditional flowers like succulents or branches.
Choose seasonal flowers
If you are set on a particular type of flower, find out when that flower is in season and plan accordingly. For example, roses are almost always available, but they will be significantly more expensive if they are not in season. The same is true for other popular prom flowers like lilies, orchids, and daisies. If you have your heart set on a certain flower, do some research to find out when it will be in season and plan your prom floral budget around that time frame.
Consider the size and shape of the bouquet
When you are thinking about what size and shape of bouquet to choose, you should first think about the style of your dress. If you are wearing a flowing, Grecian-style dress, then you will want a smaller bouquet that will not overpower your look. If you are wearing a more structured dress, such as a ballgown, then you can have a more dramatic bouquet. The size and shape of the bouquet should also be in proportion to your own body size – if you are petite, then a large bouquet will overwhelm you, but if you are tall, then a small bouquet will look out of proportion.
You should also think about the effect that you want to create with your bouquet. Do you want something that is classic and elegant? Or something that is fun and whimsical? The style of your bouquet should complement the overall theme and tone of your wedding.
There are many different types of flowers that can be used for prom bouquets, so it is important to do some research to see what kinds of flowers will be in season when your prom is taking place. Once you have an idea of what kind of flowers you would like to use, then you can start thinking about the size and shape of the bouquet.
Gather your materials
To make a prom bouquet, you will need the following materials: 1/2 yard of tulle, 1/4 yard of satin, 1/4 yard of organza, 1 yard of ribbon, scissors, and hot glue. You will also need a round object to use as a template, such as a cup or bowl.
Choose a vase
The size and shape of the vase you choose will be determined by the number of stems you plan to use and the type of flowers you select. A general rule is to use one-third to one-half as many stems as the vase will hold. Keep in mind that tall, thin vases show off long-stemmed flowers best, while short, wide vases are ideal for full, round blooms. If you’re not sure which vase to choose, ask the florist for suggestions.
Select ribbon, wire, and other embellishments
Your local craft store will have a wide variety of options for you to choose from. As you are selecting your items, keep in mind the colors and style of your prom dress. You want everything to coordinate well together. If you are unsure of what will look good, ask one of the employees at the store for help. They should be able to give you some good suggestions.
Choose floral tape and scissors
– 60 cm (24 in) of green floral tape
– 1 pair of sharp scissors
– 1 activity sheet
With an adult’s help, cut the stems of the flowers at an angle so they can absorb water more easily.
Make the bouquet
You will need: 1 corsage box, 1 boutonniere box, 1 spool of green floral wire, 1 spool of white floral tape, 1 pair of scissors, 1 knife, 1 block of floral foam, 1 prom corsage, 1 prom boutonniere.
Start with the largest flowers
Start with the largest flowers and insert them into the foam ball, making sure that the stems are at least 2-3 inches long. Once you have placed all of the large flowers, begin to add in smaller accents. You can use baby’s breath, greenery, or even feathers to create a unique and personal bouquet. Again, be sure that the stems are long enough to be easily inserted into the foam. Once you are satisfied with your bouquet, wrap the stems with ribbon or tulle and secure with a pin or sturdy tape.
Add smaller flowers and fillers
Work in layers, adding the smaller flowers and fillers first. To help support the smaller blooms, insert the stems into the foam at an angle rather than straight on. This will give them a sturdier base and prevent them from toppling over. As you add stems, keep turning the bouquet so that it’s evenly balanced.
Finish with greenery
Once you have added all of the flowers that you want to use, it is time to add some greenery. This will help to fill out the bouquet and give it a more finished look. There are many types of greenery that can be used for prom bouquets, so choose the ones that you like best. Some common choices include:
Wrap and transport the bouquet
Materials: 1 large sheet of tissue paper, 1 medium sheet of tissue paper, 1 small sheet of tissue paper, 1 boutonniere, 1 corsage, 1 small vase or jar, 1 medium vase or jar, 1 large vase or jar, 1 sheet of green tissue paper, 1 sheet of green wire, scissors, and clear tape.
Wrap the bouquet in paper or plastic
Carefully remove any loose leaves or petals from the stems of the flowers. If you are using fresh flowers, cut 1-2 inches off the bottom of each stem and place them in a clean vase or container with fresh water and floral food according to the package directions.
If you are using silk flowers, you can skip this step.
Next, you will need to wrap your bouquet in paper or plastic to protect it from damage during transport.
If you are using tissue paper, start by wrapping a layer of green tissue around the stems of the bouquet, making sure to cover all of the exposed areas.
Next, take a sheet of color tissue paper and gently fold it around the bouquet, being careful not to crush the flowers. If you want, you can add a ribbon or bow around the base of the bouquet for extra decoration.
If you are using plastic wrap, start by wrapping a layer of green plastic around the stems of the bouquet, making sure to cover all of the exposed areas.
Next, take a sheet of clear plastic wrap and gently fold it around the bouquet, being careful not to crush the flowers. If you want, you can add a ribbon or bow around the base of the bouquet for extra decoration.
Transport the bouquet in a box or vase
If you are creating a corsage or boutonniere with fresh flowers, you will need to transport them to the event safely. The best way to do this is in a box or vase that is filled with water. You can purchase these at any craft store, or even use a Mason jar.
To keep the flowers fresh, add a floral preservative to the water. This will help them last longer and look fresher. You can find these at your local florist or online. Make sure to add the preservative before adding the flowers.
If you are using silk flowers, they will not need water. You can simply transport them in a box or vase without worry.