How to make a corsage is one of the most Googled queries in floristry and we can see why. Do you wire or glue? How much stem do you snip? And what about buttonholes, isn’t there an easier way?!
As florists of course you know most of the answers but prom accessories have been undergoing a serious surge in popularity plus an upheaval in methods so we’re sharing a range of contemporary ideas in both style and technique so you’re totally ready for that swarm of teenage customers we hope will arrive over the next few weeks.
Blue roses?! Yes, blue roses!! Whatever you think of them, it’s proven that loads of teen prom-goers are head-over-heels for dyed blooms and don’t give a damn that they’re not au naturel, so don’t be shocked to find a few in this list. We adore the way Philip Holley has combined one with a striking peacock feather on the Zoey Corsage Cuff. With that stunning dress, we reckon this really is a mix of colours to die for, even if they are dyed. *Pun intended!
The colouring of the beaded Nadya Corsage Bracelet is coordinated perfectly to bring out gold touches in this Treasure Chest brooch and pink shadows within this chrysanth bloom. A great choice for selling to girly girls with added bright pink Flutters feathers.
Achieve a more demure look with orchids and a touch of gyp. Dark green fern contrasts elegantly with whites and pearls, and for something unique, this wristlet comes with a watch.
Another blue, this time teamed with spiky succulents and thistles with sleek dark callas and foliage. The result? The perfect choice for a teen prom-goer who picks out the Rocker wristlet from your pick n mix selection.
A very special prom accessory, or an even more special gift from a first date? We adore the combination of shells and fuchsia in the design above, and with a touch of cold glue and a bundle of patience, stunning detail work like this won’t take as long as you think.
Before offering design suggestions, ask teen customers what their prom outfit will be like. This Stylin bracelet and Sparkling Heirloom brooch pick out the subtle sparkle on our model’s dress perfectly.
Never sure whether your stems are poking the right way? If you can’t cut your flower at its head and have to leave some stem, often bits poking out of your corsage can look out of place. As with this calla-on-a–cuff design, add a colourful floral collar to detract and neatly tape-up to make the whole thing tie-in to create the desired shape.
Not too big and not too small, traditional in style but oh-so-pretty, this design simply glued to the Savannah wristlet is a sure-fire win with young prom-goers.
Sparkles! For so many teens there’s just never enough. Go on, give them what they want. Find the pearls and glitzy picks here.
Great for corsage customers looking for a very simple piece; this Athena wristlet has a plain silver band but of course comes complete with the special Corsage Creations plastic attachment for gluing any flowers you choose.