Monday, 28 January 2013

DIY Flower Head Band

Happy Monday.

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.

DIY flower headband raw material, fake silk flowers on plastic stem

Michael's had a sale and I got these springy bushels for 40% off.

I am going to make two different ones.

DIY flower headband raw material, fake silk flowers on plastic stem

I will demonstrate using the pink ones.

DIY flower headband raw material, fake silk flowers on plastic stem

You will also need some tools.

pliers, wire cutter and floral wire, diy flower head band tools

Pliers, wire cutter and floral wire. All can be purchased from your local crafts store.

You will also need a head band.

peacock feather headband, diy flower headband raw material

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.

floral tape

Step 1. Strip all the flowers off of the stem.

DIY flower headband raw material, fake silk flowers on plastic stem, strip the flowers from the stem

DIY flower headband raw material, fake silk flowers on plastic stem, strip the flowers from the stem

The reason why for these flowers is because they are not attached the the stem, just snapped on to it.

DIY flower headband raw material, fake silk flowers on plastic stem, strip the flowers from the stem

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.

DIY flower headband raw material, fake silk flowers on plastic stem, making wire stem

Pull it through.

DIY flower headband raw material, fake silk flowers on plastic stem, making wire stem

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.

DIY flower headband raw material, fake silk flowers on plastic stem, strip the flowers from the stem, silk flower with wire stem

There might be some flowers that you won't be able to thread through.

DIY flower headband raw material

Never fear, you can still wrap the wire on securely by going through the back.

DIY flower headband raw material, making wire stem

Put it in between the green part and the pink pedals and go around once.

DIY flower headband raw material, making wire stem

Then twist the wires.

DIY flower headband raw material, making wire stem

Step 3. Wrap the flowers onto the head band.

I would definitely recommend using pliers to ensure a tight wrap.

DIY flower head band, wrapping the flower to the head band

Stop until you have achieved the desired fullness and length.

finished diy flower head band

Step 4. *optional* Wrap floral tape around the stems of the flower and the head band

diy flower head band, wrap floral tape to the head band to cover the wires

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.

Modelling photo with DIY flower headband

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.

4 comments:

  1. Very fun!! I have a daughter who will LOVE doing this!

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  4. Thanks for the instructions on making a flower head band. I will probably not be successful at it though.

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