Sunday, February 24, 2013

DIY Flower Crown

When the flower crown first became the "it" thing a while a go I was not really a fan. We all know I love a good headband, but I just couldn't get on board with the flower crown.

Until now. 

I saw this tutorial and fell in love. 

I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on silk flowers at the craft store so I told myself I would check out the thrift store and see if I found any flowers worthy of my latest project. 

I hit the jackpot of silk flowers at my favorite thrift store. The big pile on the left was $1.99 and the coral cluster of flowers on the right was a 99 cents! I had the rest of the supplies on hand so I spent $3 and have already made two flower crowns and have enough for a third! 

Step 1: Unravel a few yards of the floral wire.  I then folded it in half and measured it around my head. I left it a bit loose to allow room for the flowers and then wrapped the remaining ends of the wire around the circle I had made. 

Step 2: Cut the flowers off the cluster {I used the wire cutting part of my pliars} and leave a bit of stem {I think I left about 2 inches for each}. I arranged them around the wire crown before I attached them to make sure I liked the placement. Because I didn't do a full circle crown I started from the middle and worked my way back.

Step 3: I used the floral wire to wrap the stem of the flower around the wire crown. I then laid the next flower on top to cover the stem of the previous flower and wrapped that stem. I did two flowers on the left and then two flowers on the right to make sure I was keeping the flowers centered. 

Step 4: After attaching the front four flowers I made sure to stop and adjust the shape of the wire crown. It looked a bit wonky at this point and I was tempted to start over. I used a few small pieces of floral wire to make the four attached flowers more secure. I then kept adding one flower to each side until I liked the look of the crown. I ended up stopping just before my ears. 

Step 5: I made sure to reshape the crown one more time. I also made sure to secure any part of each flower that seemed loose. There really is no specific way to arrange or attach your flowers, any way you want to do them is perfect.  {This would also be a good time to use the glue gun to secure the base of the flower to the stems if they are loose, totally optional.}

Step 6: I used some pretty floral fabric I got in my December LoveClub box to wrap all the wire.  I think it was about a yard long and an inch thick. I started at the end of one side of the flowers, wrapped the stem and continued to wrap towards the back {the uncovered floral wire} and then weaved the fabric through the flowers and around the wire crown and ended back where I started. {it would also be pretty to use a scrap of a vintage sheet or a vintage lace.}

{I feel like that was the worst detailed description ever! Hopefully you understand.}

I need to find a vintage dress at the thrift store so I can rock this flower crown in the spring when it is warmer than 40 degrees here in Virginia. I am thinking a bit of lace and cream colored. Add my cowboy boots and we are set! 

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Linny said...

this is so fun! Love the colors you used! xo

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You are seriously so creative! And adorable, as always.

Sorry I'm so late on commenting. Thanks for linking up!!

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