It's amazing how a simple white rose boutonniere turns into a work of art with the addition of some mixed greenery, a couple of carnation buds, wax flower and a lovely finished ribbon stem with pearls.
You've taken an inexpensive rose and created your own $20+ boutonniere!
Be sure to seal your designs with a flower sealant such as Finishing Touch. Allow to dry before placing your cut work (corsages and boutonnieres) in the refrigerator. Turn the fridge up a little warmer than usual - most refrigerators are colder in the back and can actually freeze flowers if you aren't careful!
Do not store with any fruit. It gives off a gas that is deadly to flowers!
Pin your boutonnieres on the wearer's left lapel. Insert a corsage pin from behind the lapel and push the pin upwards deep into the flower stem. Put another pin behind the lapel pushing downward, deep into the rose head.
This will secure the boutonniere and not allow it to "flop" forward as happens at times when not pinned correctly.