I don’t know about you, but I’ve been coveting all of the beautiful floral headbands and crowns that I’ve spotted around the fashion blogosphere of late. What better way to get ready for summer, which is just days away, than with a gorgeous floral accessory? So, to prepare myself for the summery months ahead I stopped by my local crafts store to pick up some supplies to whip up my own blossoming tiara, and I thought I’d share some tips with you for your own DIY project.
Now Do It Yourself:
1. Purchase materials. You have to pick up your supplies before you can get cracking on this lovely DIY. The craft store has many different types of faux-flowers to choose from, but your best bet are those with skinny, flexible stems. At my craft store, none of the single stem flowers had stems quite flexible enough, so I opted for a fake bouquet and simply snipped all of the flower stems from it. You might also want to grab some accent flowers and floral tape to help with construction. Now you’re ready to get started!
2. Weave it together! Start with two of the stems, with the flowers spaced about an inch from one another, and start wrapping the flexible stems together. As you do this, round the stems so they begin to form the base of the crown. Keep on weaving those stems together! In my case, I realized about halfway through that I was putting the flowers too close together so that my crown would be much too tiny to fit on my head. So, don’t be afraid to pull it apart and keeping working. Luckily, the fake flowers are sturdy enough to allow for some human error!
3. Finishing up. Once all of your stems are woven together, take the end and wrap in through the first few stems you started with to finish the circular crown. At this time you can use your floral tape to reinforce the woven stems or cover up any sharp edges. You could stop here if you wanted to, but I decided to add some accent flowers to my crown in order to have a variety of colors. Place your accent flowers in your crown by wrapping tightly around the main stems. I placed mine randomly all throughout the crown.
And, voila, you’re done! Happy crafting!
For step-by-step instructions, including a photo tutorial, visit my personal blog.