Showing posts with label Flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flowers. Show all posts

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.

Monday, 9 July 2012

My Corona

No I am not talking about the sipping kind. Though, today would be the perfect day for one.

Last Thursday night to Friday, I went up to Squamish to visit Micheal. He was away for the annual BC Bike Race. The event is a world wide recognized single track mountain biking extravaganza. People from all a round the world pack up their things, and get embraced by the beautiful British Columbian wilderness.

I went to visit him during the Squamish day.

BC Bike Race logo, Bear on Bike, Michael Jacoby design, BCBR

That is the logo he designed.

This is the station he manned.

BC Bike Race logo, Bear on Bike, Michael Jacoby design, BCBR, bears den, BCBR bears den

It was a gorgeous day and as I walked around Brennan Park Recreation Centre, these guys caught my eyes.

daisies

Since I had the day to frolic around while he worked, I quickly turned those flowers into decoration.

corona, floral crown, flowers, wreath, floral decoration, valentino sunglasses

They lasted a while, until finally welting to the unrelenting heat of the sun.

Cowboy hippie style, cowboy hats, Valentino sunglasses, summer style, flowers on hats

Style post is coming up. Here is a sneak preview.

shadow fun, shodow art

The outfit really does create a cute shadow.

Happy Monday everyone.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Flowers

Where I come from, it is called the city of flowers. The mild weather all year round has made it an ideal place for plants to grow. Though I have since departed my birth place, but the flowers have always followed me.This time, it is in the form of this gorgeous dress from Gentille Alouette.

Jasmine Zhu wearing Convertible floral tube dress purchased at Gentille Alouette, vintage cowboy boots, Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style
I practically live in cowboy boots. What a great way to wear something so masculine with something ever so feminine. This pair is vintage and a gift from a friend.

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Jasmine Zhu wearing Convertible floral tube dress purchased at Gentille Alouette, vintage cowboy boots


This is a fun summer dress. Maybe a little formal for everyday wear. But I don't follow rules.Jasmine Zhu wearing Convertible floral tube dress purchased at Gentille Alouette, Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style

Jasmine Zhu wearing Convertible floral tube dress purchased at Gentille Alouette, vintage cowboy boots, Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style

Gentille Alouette is a beautiful boutique in the historical Gastown of Vancouver, BC. I have passed by many times outside of their business hours. The window display is unique and captivating. I have always wanted to go in. Finally, during one of my trips wondering around town, I remembered that this little store is on Carrall street. The visit proved to be fruitful. Just my luck the owner, Eliza Lau, was in. Her taste matches mine almost exactly.

She has many unique feather accessories, as well as pieces designed by past participants of Project Runway Canada.

Well worth anyone's time of day.


Check out her website for contact information.



Or her Facebook Page.

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