Okay ladies, let's be honest. How many of you envisioned when you were a little girl, that one day Prince Charming would come along and whisk you off your feet? To have your very own Disney-themed fairytale ending? If you're nodding your head with stars in your eyes, I know exactly how you feel!
However now that we're all grown up, we understand that it's a bit more complicated than just pricking our finger on a magic needle and being awoken by true love's kiss... (I'm hoping one day one of my afternoon sleep-ins will result in a wakeup smooch from Ryan Gosling - a girl can dream!). But even if we can't be a princess in real life, we most definitely can dress like one!
Today's post is all about how to make your own Flower Crown - something the inner princess in you will adore, and something that will add a bit of fairytale whimsical charm to any outfit!
Taken By Surprise Tutorial: Flower Crowns
What you will need:
- Two bunches of fake flowers
(I suggest choosing a bunch all of one colour, and then a mixed bunch)
- A plain black alice-style headband
- Green tape
(you can buy this from the florist)
- Wire cutters or strong scissors
1. Using your scissors or wire cutters, trim your flowers so they have about 4cm of stem left. Try to keep any leaves or little flowers intact as they add to the overall effect!
2. Choose what flowers you would like to use and "draft" your design by arranging the flowers along the headband. I chose blue as my focus colour and added a purple and white flower to mix it up. You can use whatever flowers/colours you like, though I suggest using the same types of flowers (all roses, all gerberas, etc.) to make it evenly spaced.
3. With the trimmed stem, wind it around the headband in your desired placement. Use pliers to help bend the wire if need be. The flower should be fairly secure.
4. Using the green tape, cover the stem by wrapping the tape around the stem and headband in a crossing pattern to securely attach the flower to the headband.
5. Continue to do this until all of your flowers are attached, then cover up any gaps using more green tape. If your stems are pointy, the green tape will also help smooth them out so you don't have things jabbing into your head!
Now you have your very own flower crown!
I also sell my crowns on Etsy at CrownedByFlowers; come by if you would like!
What colour(s) would you make your flower crown? Let me know in the comments below!