Homecoming is an exciting time for students, starting with the big game and ending with the homecoming dance. Choosing the perfect corsage for your date doesn't have to be a stressful task. Corsages can be made from fresh flowers, silk flowers, paper flowers or sea shells. It's important that the corsage flowers match the dress or suit color so be sure the coordinate with your date before purchasing.
A real flower corsage typically focuses on one type of flower. The flower chosen should be something the girl likes and the color of the flower should match her dress. Babies breath is added to fresh flower corsages to add style to the corsage. Roses or lilies are elegant choices, and when four or five of them are gathered together they form a beautiful corsage that will match any homecoming dress. Fresh flower corsages are more delicate and will not remain alive forever, but they can be hung up and dried out to be kept as a memento.
Silk flowers are made from fabric and are popular because of their longevity. Silk flower corsages can be made from a variety of different colored flowers, and can include ribbon or beads to add more style. Make the corsage yourself by choosing flowers that match your dress, and adding ribbon and beads around the outside or center of the corsage. This type of corsage can be kept as is to serve as a memory of the homecoming dance.
Paper corsages can be made from a variety of different types of paper to give off the appearance of fresh flowers. Tissue paper can be used to create unique, brightly colored flowers. Bright colors will add pizazz to any homecoming dress. Paper flowers will last for a long time if they are cared for after the dance.
Seashells can be used to create a unique corsage that will stand out. Design and create the corsage yourself using a hot glue gun to attach the shells together, and add accessories based on your preference and style. By placing one large shell on a base of fresh leaves (similar to what is used for a flower corsage), smaller shells can be placed around the outside to create a beautiful corsage. Or, larger fan-like shells can also serve as the leaves if you want to make the corsage out of just shells. These types of corsages can be ordered through a flower shop if they offer specialty corsages.
Kelly Masi, born and raised in upstate N.Y., has been writing professionally since 2009. She has been writing for various instructional websites since November 2010 and has also written for the website CafeMom. She received her associate degree in early childhood education from Fulton Montgomery Community College.