I am wishing for spring time, yes, I know it's old news.
Ever since I made my self that daisy crown last summer. I have been obsessed with flowers on the crown.
Been meaning to make my own for sometime now. Finally, I pulled the trigger and bought some materials.
Michael's had a sale and I got these springy bushels for 40% off.
I am going to make two different ones.
I will demonstrate using the pink ones.
You will also need some tools.
Pliers, wire cutter and floral wire. All can be purchased from your local crafts store.
You will also need a head band.
I looked in my "drawer of lost artifacts" and found this peacock dangly one that I never wear anymore. The feathers adds an extra dimension to the look.
You can use any old head band you like, but I would suggest choosing one close to your hair colour.
Floral tape is an optional item. I will explain later.
Step 1. Strip all the flowers off of the stem.
The reason why for these flowers is because they are not attached the the stem, just snapped on to it.
It would be much more secure to directly tie the flowers to the head band not involving any stems.
Step 2. Make your own flexible wire stems.
Do so by threading the flower through the floral wire.
Pull it through.
You should be able to do this with these rose type flowers. They are usually hollow in the middle.
Then, you want to fold the wire down through the pedals to form a stem.
There might be some flowers that you won't be able to thread through.
Never fear, you can still wrap the wire on securely by going through the back.
Put it in between the green part and the pink pedals and go around once.
Then twist the wires.
Step 3. Wrap the flowers onto the head band.
I would definitely recommend using pliers to ensure a tight wrap.
Stop until you have achieved the desired fullness and length.
Step 4. *optional* Wrap floral tape around the stems of the flower and the head band
The flowers should hold without this step. I do this only to hide wrap and conceal the prickly ends of the wires. Depends on how you have wrapped the flowers, there may be some ends prickling your head when you wear it.
But if there is nothing prickling after you have tried it on, then you can skip this step.
I'm quite happy with how this turned out.
The entire project took me less than 1hr.
Make sure you are allowed to operate sharp tools on your own, other wise, please seek help from someone else.
Hope this was helpful. Can't wait to style this out with an outfit.