Thursday, July 19, 2012

DIY Summer Flower Crown

You may recognize this pretty flower crown from the Summer Style post I did yesterday. It's been quite a while since I shared a DIY here. I made this fun flower crown 'just because' (it's summer!) last weekend and it turned out so pretty I just knew I had to share it with you all. I used a tutorial by Bleubird Vintage as my guide. Feel free to check out her blog too! See my instructions below.
What You Need:
• Fake Flowers (I got mine at the Dollar Store)
• Floral wire
• Fabric covered floral wire
• Floral Tape
• Plyers
The first step is to make a circle using the fabric covered floral wire that fits comfortably on your head. The fabric wire I used came in precut lengths, so I wound three pieces together to create a circle large enough for my head (this also helped to create a sturdy base for my crown).
Next I chose my first flower. Cutting a small piece of floral wire (about 4 inches), I wrapped the flower tightly around circle base with pliers (please excuse my chipped fingernails!).
Continue to cut and wrap more and more flowers onto the circle, layering them nicely, until you have wrapped them all the way around the circle.
Try it on and take a look in the mirror! Check for any gaps in the crown that may need to be filled in with more flowers. Once finished, wrap floral tape around the entire base of the crown (this helps cover the wire ends and keeps them from getting tangled in your hair). Just be careful as you wrap around that you don't squish or break any of the flowers.
And it's done! This was a fun, simple project perfect for a summer afternoon craft. I'll warn you, if you decide to go out wearing your flower crown (like I did) you will receive lots of squeelly compliments from little girls AND be asked if it's your birthday (I just smiled and said, "No! I'm just celebrating summer!")

Peace & Happy Summer!
Rachel

PS.
All Tie-Dye Raceback Tanks in my shop will be ON SALE starting tomorrow, July 20th! Enter the coupon code: HURRAY4SUMMER and receive 30% off any tank top!

2 comments:

Cari Cantrell said...

Love this!! I want to make one!

p.s you are SO beautiful! Your hair is so long. :)

Sweet Pea said...

Bomb sis!

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