Hello there! If you're back, or following from last week then hello again! I received some great feedback from you all and am excited to share with you the 2nd DIY of my FriDIY series... drumroll please... the do it yourself flower crown! You've seen them everywhere.. Pinterest, real weddings, music festivals, instagram.. literally everywhere! I'm going to show you how I used just a few supplies from Michael's and some blooms around my yard to create a stunning hair accessory!
- Clippers - a good sturdy pair of clippers will be needed to trim pieces of wire.
- Stem and floral wire - I got mine at Michael's but noticed their stem wire is not available online. In store you will look for the Ashland brand stem wire. It looks like twine, but is actually wire and is in the wreath section.
- Floral tape - Hobby Lobby or Michael's both carry this as well.
- Flowers and greenery - Get creative and think outside the box!
Let's get started!
Step 1: Scout out some beautiful blooms to forage. If you don't have a garden area then walk your neighborhood or local park with a pair of clippers (just don't get caught or tell them I sent you ;))
Fortunately, I inherited this rose bush when we bought our #tudorsweettudor over 6 years ago. Every year, twice a year, I'm gifted with the most vibrant blooms and it'd just be a shame not to put a few to use!
I bought this rosalea plant about 3 weeks ago to enjoy in my office. I decided to clip a few to add some contrast alongside my roses. I love mixing peaches, pinks and reds! Make sure to leave stems at least 3 inches long.
Every crown is going to need some greenery for it's base.. I clipped my greenery off of the bushes in my front yard. I really love the little white buds on them. Once you have a good mix of foliage and blooms, it's time to get started!
Step 2: Use two pieces of your stem wire to bend and create a circle that fits your head. Secure the circle with floral tape and trim the excess wire. This step is much easier with two people. Have someone hold on to the circle as you secure it with floral tape.
(Side note: floral tape only stays in place once it's wrapped around itself.. it is not naturally sticky so you have to wrap it around while pulling tightly before it adheres to itself)
Step 3: After your base has been made, you will start to form mini boutonnieres. Grab one bloom and one piece of greenery and combine them with floral tape.
Step 4: Place your boutonniere onto the base and visualize where you'd like to place it.. there is really no wrong way to do this but I find it easiest to start from one side and work my way around.
Step 5: Once you have your mini boutonniere where you want it you will clip off a piece of your floral wire, about 5-6 inches long, and then wrap it around the base and floral tape.
In the picture below you can see I just started at the base of the floral tape and bent the wire around until I used all 5 inches.
Step 6: Begin adding in blooms to your liking and repeat the previous steps while working your way around the base. a little tip: place the crown on your head and look in the mirror to make sure you like the direction your crown is going. If you don't like something, change it! But remember, just have fun and I know it will turn out beautiful!
and there you have it! Your very own flower crown!
Make sure to take a selfie with your new favorite hair accessory and tag me on instagram @xohaleighkenney I can't wait to see what you create!
Cheers to the weekend and I will see you here next FriDIY! xo, Haleigh