Baseball Themed Prom Attire

July 7, 2015 Leave a reply

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Sports Roses customer sent in some photos of her son and his girlfriend dressed for prom with a Baseball Rose Boutonniere and corsage. The corsage was custom-designed by her local florist to incorporate live roses with the Baseball Rose Corsage Stem.

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DIY – How to Make a Baseball and Softball Keychain

July 6, 2015 1 Comment

DIY How to make a baseball softball leather keychain

By Mark Ellingson

In this week’s DIY tutorial, I will show you how to make a stylish and durable keychain out of a real baseball or softball. This craft is easy to moderate in difficulty and will take you about 1 hour to complete your first time.

personalized baseball leather keychainI make and sell these Baseball Keychains in the Sports Roses online store here. My handmade Baseball Keychains can be personalized with a player name and number imprinted on the leather.

Supplies Needed:

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  • 1 Baseball or Softball (you can make 2 keychains per ball)
  • 1 Key Ring (ideal diameter is 1.25″-1.5″)
  • 2 Yards of Red Embroidery Floss (Medium Red Color)
  • Box cutter or razor blade
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Optional: Leather hole punch
  • Optional: Necklace Cord/Chain (to make a necklace instead)

Step 1:

step 1 how to make a baseball softball keychain

Use a box cutter to cut the stitches along the seam of the baseball. Be careful not to cut the baseball leather or your fingers. Carefully pry up the leather at the seam and remove from the ball core. Don’t force this step because it can cause one of the stitch holes to break. You may need to retrace the path a second time with the box cutter if you have difficulty separating the leather from the ball. Once the leather halves are off the ball, remove the existing red string.

Step 2:

step 2 how to make baseball softball leather keychain
For keyrings that are at least 1.5″ in diameter and using baseball leather, insert the leather through the keyring and fold the leather in half. When making a keychain using larger softball leather or keyrings that are 1.25″ or smaller, you will need to punch two holes at the mid section of your ball leather and thread the keyring through the 2 holes.

Step 3:

Step 3 How to Make Baseball Softball Keychains

Cut a 2 yard length of red embroidery floss and thread onto the needle. Tie the end of the thread opposite the needle to the hole at the midsection of the baseball/softball leather closest to the keyring. Repeat to create a strong knot. Fold the two halves of the leather together, making sure the holes on each half line up. Choose a side of the leather to be the front when you hold it. Bring the needle & thread from the front side, around the seam on the edge, and insert the needle into the matching whole on the back side of the leather. Position the needle in a downward angle to find the next unthreaded hole on the front side and bring the needle through. Pull the needle and thread tight.

Step 4:

Step 4 how to make baseball softball keychain

Repeat threading each hole until you reach the last hole on the other side of the keychain. Tie a knot around the final hole. Repeat the knot 2 more times to make sure it is secure then cut off the excess thread (leaving about 1/2″-1″). Use the eye of the needle to tuck the excess thread in between the too leather halves to conceal it.

Congratulations! You’re Done!

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Add your keys and enjoy your new keychain. You can also make a pendant necklace using these steps except add a chain or cord instead of a keyring. Another creative twist on this idea is to use colored balls or photo balls to make your keychain unique.

Don’t have time to make your own baseball keychain? I can make one for you. Order online here. I can also personalize it with a player name and number.

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DIY – How to Make a Softball and Baseball Shirt

June 29, 2015 Leave a reply


Show off your love for softball or baseball with a simple, stylish t-shirt that you can make on your own in 30 minutes for less than $10.

I recently came across this idea by Chelsea on Pinterest. Aside from the cool softball/baseball-themed design, I was really attracted by how easy it looked to make. I went to my local craft store to pick up the few supplies it required. Using my 40% off coupon, my receipt total for the shirt and fabric marker was only $6. The rest of the supplies were easily found in my house and I would expect that most households (especially ones with kids will have scissors, pens, rulers and cereal boxes). I made a few of my own modifications to the original instructions since I found a few steps to be unnecessary and I had some new ideas to enhance the shirt design.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:


  • Yellow or White T-Shirt (optionally, you can also use a tank top)
  • Red Fabric Marker
  • Cardstock (a cereal box will work)
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Red Fabric Glitter (optional – for embellishing design)
  • Iron-On Letters/Numbers (optional – for personalizing shirt)

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Step 1:

Cut a circle out of the card stock. I recommend creating a 12″-14″ diameter circle, use a plate for a more accurate shape. This will be used as a guide to trace the curve for the softball/baseball stitch design on the shirt.

Step 2:

step-by-step-instructions-to-make-softball-baseball-shirt-4Lay shirt flat on a table and smooth out any wrinkles or creases. Place another piece of cardstock inside the shirt to prevent the marker from bleeding to other side of shirt. Place the circular cardstock guide on the shirt in upper left corner and trace out the design with red fabric marker. Make sure to hold the fabric firm to prevent any creases from forming while you trace the design. After tracing out the design, remove the guide and touch up any areas that need extra paint applied. Now repeat on lower right corner of shirt. Optional: You can also copy this design to the back side of the shirt. If you choose to do this, make sure the front and back side designs connect.

Step 3:

Add the angular stitches along the path you created in Step 2. You can freehand the design, but I found it easier to use a ruler to keep the pattern even. Add a stitch every inch along the curved path and make each one inch in length on each side of the curve.

Step 4:

Let fabric paint dry and then toss in the dryer for 30 minutes. That’s it! How easy was that? Your shirt should look something like this when complete.

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Optional Embellishments:

  • Add some sparkle to your shirt with three dimensional fabric glitter paint. Just trace over the stitch design.
  • Personalize your shirt with a name and/or number with iron-on transfers
    Glitter Fabric Paint Iron-On Number Transfers
  • Customize your shirt with different shirt and fabric paint color combinations (make sure that the shirt color is lighter than the marker color)
  • Try this design out on a tank top shirt design
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    How To Make Your Own Softball or Baseball Shirt

Prom 2015: Irene and Tanner with Sports Roses

June 24, 2015 Leave a reply

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Irene and Tanner shared prom photos and tell about their experience with Sports Roses.

Irene and Tanner have been playing ball since they were five years old, so there was no other corsage or boutonniere that would do other than a Softball Rose Corsage and a Baseball Rose Boutonniere from Sports Roses! They received many compliments and now have a keepsake of the wonderful time they had at Prom.

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Patrick & Kiana’s Prom with Baseball Rose Boutonniere and Corsage

June 22, 2015 Leave a reply

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Patrick and Kiana shared their experience using Baseball Roses in their prom boutonniere and corsage.

Through out our entire relationship baseball has been a main part of it. As prom came we wanted to find a way to continue the baseball theme so we found these Baseball Roses and incorporated them into our corsage and boutonnière. They were so unique and perfect that we got compliments all night.

Thanks for sharing your photos Patrick and Kiana!

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Matt and Katie’s Prom 2015 with Baseball and Softball Roses

June 17, 2015 Leave a reply

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Becky shared photos from prom and included the following testimonial about her experience with Sports Roses. She purchased a Baseball Rose and Softball Rose and had her local florist create a custom Softball Corsage and Baseball Boutonniere, Thanks for sharing Becky!

“Matt is #10 on the Mountain Home Bombers Baseball team and Katie is #10 on the Mountain Home Lady Bombers Softball team. The Sports Roses made this a very special Prom for them as friends. Both are so passionate about their sport and the roses made it a great theme for them. It’s a keepsake and memories of her softball career in high school as a Senior.”

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Sports Roses Reviews and Testimonials – December 2014

January 1, 2015 Leave a reply

Customers share reviews and testimonials on their recent Sports Roses purchase

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Love Your Products!!

These are great gift ideas for the athletes in your life.

Christine H. from Meriden, CT reviewing Soccer Roses - December 21, 2014

Perfect gift for my 11U’s

Great product. Nice packaging. Well worth the cost. The girls loved them.

Jim D. from Grand Island, NY reviewing Softball Roses - December 20, 2014

Basketball Rose

Love them and this site.

Tilly S. from Wendell, ID reviewing Basketball Roses - December 18, 2014


Bought these for graduation party decorations. My daughter loves them! Can’t wait to show them off.

Brenda from Wellman, IA reviewing Softball Roses - December 18, 2014

Baseball Mama is HAPPY

The roses are lovely! These will be given as a gift to the mothers of our 2015 graduating seniors. Can’t wait!

Connie O. from Rio Rancho, NM reviewing Baseball Roses - December 18, 2014

Love My Rose

Loved my rose for my sons 15th birthday party. Highly recommend.

Frances V. from Corpus Christi, TX reviewing Baseball Roses - December 15, 2014

Found What I Was Looking for!

The arrangement was for a funeral. I’m so happy that we found this when we Googled. We wanted a Texas A&M arrangement for the deceased. It meant a lot to his family. He was an A&M football fan. The local florist had nothing to offer. So thank you! And the customer service was excellent.

Customer from Tanner, AL reviewing Football Roses - December 11, 2014

Sports Roses Reviews and Testimonials – November 2014

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Perfect for a memory! Amazing service!

I tried to purchase these for a sudden funeral. The owner called specifically and told me he could get them to me on time. They are beautiful and unlike the rest of the flowers from that day, can live on forever like the memory of my friend. Thank you sports roses!

Alex L. from Dearborn, MI reviewing Baseball Roses - November 24, 2014

The perfect gift!

Always happy with purchase!

Tina N. from Kingsland, GA reviewing Baseball Roses - November 22, 2014

Great Presentation Award for a Softball Player!

Thank you so much for making such a wonderful rose out of a real softball. This softball rose was the perfect way to congratulate & present to our daughter the day she signed her National Letter Of Intent (NLI) to Syracuse. Softball has been a big part of her life for over 12 years now, and she was so overwhelmed with excitement when she saw how the rose was made. We had many compliments on the rose that day, and I’m so happy that I ordered this Softball Rose for my daughter so that she can save it forever. This is the rose that will never die, and always have lasting memories. Thank you again for such an amazing idea/

Joy B. from Wappingers Falls, NY reviewing Softball Roses - November 20, 2014

The ”Coolest” idea for sports events!

We ordered these for the Football Boys moms on senior night. They were a big hit! They make the event even more special than a real rose that dies. We will be ordering for others ports!

Benita C. from Sweetwater, TX reviewing Football Roses - November 10, 2014

What a Great Idea!

I ordered the boutonniere for my daughter’s boyfriend for Homecoming. He loved it and as did we. The product was just as described and the perfect gift for him. Everyone at the dance was jealous. And now he’s got a keepsake to remember the evening.

Customer from Covington, GA reviewing Football Roses - November 7, 2014

Football Rose Arrangement Ideas: Turn Snack Helmet into a Vase or Planter

November 20, 2014 Leave a reply

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Throughout the year, I’m constantly searching for products that complement our Sports Roses arrangements.

Recently Wincraft introduced the Snack Helmet. The Snack Helmet is licensed for all NFL teams and over 50 NCAA teams. I ordered a few samples to get a closer look at the quality and size of the snack helmet.

I was really impressed with detail of each snack helmet. They are close to the size of a real helmet and feature high-quality team logo graphics and colors to replicate the helmets worn by players. Included with the helmet are 2 plastic bowls to hold snacks. One large bowl placed in the center and a smaller tray with 2 compartments that fits into the face mask.

Although the snack helmet is marketed as a snack & dip holder, I thought it would make a unique vase/planter to display Football Roses. I ordered some samples and put together a couple arrangements as a birthday and wedding gift for a few special friends. They LOVED it!

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The snack helmets are available to order right now in our online store. All 32 NFL teams are available along with many popular college teams.

Click Here to Order NFL Snack Helmets
Click Here to Order NCAA Snack Helmets

Don’t see a college team you want on our website? Contact us to request availability of your desired team.

If you would like us to create a custom Football Rose arrangement themed with your team colors, contact us for a custom arrangement quote.

Sports Roses Reviews and Testimonials – October 2014

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Customers share reviews and testimonials on their recent Sports Roses purchase

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Homecoming Fun!

Purchased as a fun momento for the Homecoming Dance, worked out wonderfully (he was surprised & loved it)! Windstorm caused the dance itself to be cancelled due to power outage at the school, but bonus, it got rescheduled for next weekend and he can use the same boutonniere! Thank you for providing the unique & special options. Perhaps adding on an option of a colored ribbon would be nice, we added our own, but sometimes, people don’t think about that.

Customer from Port Orchard, WA reviewing Football Roses - October 27, 2014

Really unique

A great end of year gift for our girls – all 58 of them!

Customer from Jamison, PA reviewing Soccer Roses - October 26, 2014

Perfect Gift for A Football Senior Parent!

The Football Roses were amazing and such a hit with our Senior Football Parents! The Customer service was great, the roses were outstanding, highly recommend for any occasion!

Jessica B. from Bradford, VT reviewing Football Roses - October 16, 2014


It is beautiful, striking, and a great memento of a senior dance. Thank you.

Customer from Aurora, IL reviewing Baseball Roses - October 13, 2014

Great gift!

Great gift for senior night!

Stephanie E. from Belpre, OH reviewing Football Roses - October 13, 2014


Roses were great for senior night. The girls loved them!

Stephanie E from Belpre, FL reviewing Volleyball Roses - October 13, 2014

Very pleased!

I ordered a dozen of the football roses for my brothers funeral. We spend the last weekend of his life watching football and I wanted something football related for his funeral. I couldn’t find anything locally and then I found Sports Roses. They were great. I had to have them rushed and they arrived on time. Very pleased! Thanks!

Valerie O. from St. Cloud, FL reviewing Football Roses - October 9, 2014

Sports Roses Reviews and Testimonials – September 2014

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The Football Rose was a hit! My daughters date was the talk of the night with his football boutonniere. I wasn’t sure what his reaction would be to it so my daughter also purchased the usual white rose boutonniere all the boys wear – just in case – but it wasn’t needed! He went right for the football one and wore it all night!

Customer from Palatine, IL reviewing Football Roses - September 29, 2014

Great Idea for Homecoming Escort

Ordered product and was a little skeptical when I did. When I received the boutonnieres I was amazed at how well they looked. Great idea for this occasion. Glad I ordered them. Also, received the order sooner than expected.

Customer from McCrory, AR reviewing Football Roses - September 29, 2014

Great Gift!

I ordered this bouquet for a friend who lost a close relative that was a huge baseball fan. I was very pleased with the quality. The order shipped sooner than estimated and it was packaged well. My friend really liked the unique gift that will last forever. I would highly recommend this product.

Customer from Denver, CO reviewing Baseball Roses - September 25, 2014

Baseball Rose

Very cute and love the product.

Kelly H. from Spring, TX reviewing Baseball Roses - September 21, 2014

Perfect for 8th grade night!!!

I bought the volleyball rose for my daughter’s volleyball 8th grade night. What a perfect keepsake for the end of Middle School!

Deb M. from Rock Falls, IL reviewing Volleyball Roses - September 19, 2014

Baseball is the best

This is perfect. We added a little more color and everyone loved it. It is all about baseball you know.

Customer from Stonewall, LA reviewing Baseball Roses - September 18, 2014

Great Idea!! Very Unique!

Love it , I was looking for something unique for my daughter for 8th grade night, and found the perfect gift.

Customer from Grayson, KY reviewing Basketball Roses - September 13, 2014

Better than described and pictured.

Not only is the product even more attractive than the pictures, it arrived several days prior to the date they told me to expect it. This is a perfect keepsake long after the occasion.

Ada H. from Hoover, AL reviewing Softball Roses - September 4, 2014

Great idea!!!

Love the softball roses I ordered. They will look wonderful in my daughters bouquet for her senior day!!

Theresa J. from Seward, NE reviewing Softball Roses - September 2, 2014

Sports Roses Reviews and Testimonials – August 2014

September 1, 2014 Leave a reply

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Best Idea EVER!

Brilliant idea! LOVE IT! Our Uncle, who played major league baseball, passed away recently. He had 7 children. My family had his name etched in the baseball roses (one for each of his children) and put them in a flower arrangement for the funeral home. We were told several times over that no one has ever seen anything like it…even by the funeral director! At the end of the services, each of his children were able to take one of the roses, which they will have for a lifetime.

Michele W. from Grandville, MI reviewing Baseball Roses - August 27, 2014

Awesome Service!

The product was gorgeous and my daughter loved it, but the service was awesome. I needed help getting it there sooner than what the website offers and they helped me out! Thanks!

Courtney W. from Broken Arrow, OK reviewing Softball Roses - August 25, 2014

Volleyball Sports Rose

Very happy with the rose. We will be ordering also for basketball for my daughter. This is her senior year and I know she will appreciate the keepsake roses.

Susan W. from Colorado Springs, CO reviewing Volleyball Roses - August 18, 2014

Great idea for a baseball coach.

One of our coach’s fathers passed away, found these online. Did not send them to the funeral. We as a team sent them to his home. When they arrived they were better than I had dreamed. They were beautiful and well worth the money. I will order them again.

Tammy D. from Valrico, FL reviewing Baseball Roses - August 17, 2014


Love these roses, ordered them for my daughter’s senior year! They are well made and very nice. Highly recommend.

DeAnne B. from Brodhead, WI reviewing Volleyball Roses - August 5, 2014
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