A long weekend calls for a picnic and some green fingers. I gathered my best girl friends over the recent 4-day long weekend for a wonderful get-together over simple food, flowers and some craft to make our own DIY floral crowns.
The result was a wonderful girly afternoon spent listening to some indie folk music, sniping off blooms and then gathering then into small bundles to be made into a glorified crown that attracted the attention of all passer-bys at the Botanic Gardens.
Floral crowns are heavily marked up in the market - they usually go for at least $35 and above for a simple crown of fresh flowers - which I find rather ridiculous. The truth is, with a bit of time, you can get these DIY'ed for just less than $5 per crown.
- Thick malleable craft wire - Daiso, $2
- Floral Tape - Artfriend, $2.20
- Floral Wire - Artfriend, about $3
- Loose flowers with stem cut off, and some others with stem - Wet market, $11 for everything
- Sharp scissors
- Pliers (to cut the craft wire)
- Measure the thick craft wire to the circumference of your head, with a bit of excess. Snip off the length and then bend and create two hooks to hook the wires together.
- Start creating small bundles of flowers however you wish, by sniping the flowers off with about 3" stem attached, and then securing the bundles together with floral tapes.
- Make 10 - 12 bundles of flowers or however as deem fit. Thicker bundles will result in your crown looking thicker.
- Secure the bundles of flowers onto the thick craft wire with the thin floral wire, with the flowers facing all in one direction
- You're done! Take lots of pretty photos now :)
For a more comprehensive tutorial, please refer to the one I used from Design Sponge. Enjoy!