Flowers are a major part of almost any special occasion, and wearable flowers add a touch of flair to dressy events. Roses have traditionally been the flower for weddings, because they bloom in the spring and June weddings are popular. With year-round availability, they are appropriate for any circumstance requiring formal attire, from weddings to proms.
Butterflies and Yellow Roses Corsage
Purchase a large tulle butterfly at a craft store and attach it to a simple, green wristband. Add a triangle of yellow roses surrounded by tiny blue forget-me-knots and a touch of baby's breath to the center of the butterfly for a fresh spring corsage.
White Roses and Variegated Ivy Corsage
Create a nosegay circle of five to seven tiny white roses in a background of variegated ivy. Add a four-face bow of silver-edged tulle or satin ribbon to finish. You can learn to make a four-face bow with Ruth DeHoyas of Expert Village in her easy to follow demonstration video.
Black Diamonds and Burgundy Roses Corsage
For an elegant corsage, start with a black "diamond" (rhinestone) wrist bracelet, with satin ribbon streamers in burgundy. Create a center-gathered strip of black lace and attach a trio of fully open burgundy roses across that. The addition of dark wine-colored greenery around the roses completes the look.
Pink Rosebuds and Baby's Breath Corsage
Use a white pearl satin wrist corsage clip as the base for this delicate corsage. Tie three to five shell-pink rosebuds in the center of a circle of baby's breath backed by a ruffled circle of lace. This makes a dainty corsage for flower girls, and you may substitute any color for pink.
Christmas Wreath Corsage
Make a small holly wreath with berries from miniature silk foliage available at craft stores. Place small red rose buds in a circle around one large full white rose bloom in the center of the wreath, and attach the whole thing to a green ribbon wrist band. For an extra Christmas touch, add miniature presents or ball ornaments to the wreath.
Pair hot pink and orange roses with a neon green plastic wristband and bunches of lime, orange, pink and yellow crimped poly curling ribbon for a knockout corsage tailor made for teen parties. Turn up the heat an extra notch with the addition of small red chili peppers amid the roses.