I said a hip hop, the hippie the hippie, to the hip hip hop, you don’t stop… Happy Friiiiday everyone! I’m feeling rather excitable today :) can you tell? I hope you have some lovely plans for the weekend, I’m looking forward to a ‘girlie night in’ tomorrow night. I’ve invited round the laaaadies and we’re going to have a good old fashioned girlie chin wag with loadsa bubbles, chick flicks, yummy treats and the like. I can’t wait!
So anywho! Onto today’s dreamy post! And I have an absolutely AWESOME tutorial on how to make your own DIY flower crown. So if you’re dreaming of being a beautiful boho bride, this post is totally for you! It really isn’t as hard as you might think, the super talent Susanne from The Blue Carrot shares her expertise and shows us all how…
I love hair crowns made from real flowers and the good news is they are not that hard to make. A bit fiddly maybe but you can let your imagination run wild.
The tricky thing about them is, that you really should do them on the actual day, as with most of the breathtakingly beautiful things in life, they don’t last forever.
I will guide you through the contraction of a winter inspired hair crown, made up from a few leftover flowers and bits that I found in the garden. This one actually lasted surprisingly long and aged with grace.
You will need: thick but flexible wire, florist tape, secateurs and some stub wire.
The fresh materials are: hydrangea, viburnum flowers, wax flowers, Spanish moss, anemones, santolina foliage, mimosa flower buds, black cow parsley, mini succulents, variegated ivy and some rosebuds. But you can use whatever you like and whatever you find, don’t be shy.
Cut everything to about the length of your little finger. Some things are better wired. That just means, you insert a wire into the stem. Do that with the anemones and the succulents. Tape them if necessary. The hydrangea, I prefer to divide into small section and wire them individually.
Measure the wire around your head, the way you want it to fit later and tape the ends together. Start taping your materials to the wire circlet, using the papery florist tape (don’t use the plastic one, it looks awful). Carry on, ensuring that the tape is more or less invisible.
And there you-are. You have made a hair crown. If you don’t like it on your head it will look stunning as a wreath, maybe on the church gate, or on your desert table or… wherever you think.
What a beautiful floral crown and I love those wintry flowers. I am soooo so jealous of any of you lovely bridestobe who’ll get to wear one of these on your big day. I may just have to organise a WTW photoshoot just so I can wear one myself. So are you gonna have a go? Please let me know how it goes!!
Thanks so much to the incredible talents of the lovely Susanne from The Blue Carrott for sharing this beautiful wintry floral crown tutorial!