In a few weeks, I am attending an Arizona bloggers event and it has a "Midsummer Night's Dream" theme! Women who plan on attending are encouraged to wear floral crowns, and I immediately knew I wanted to make one of my own! Now, most floral crowns I've seen are super girly with lots of pinks and yellows, or really minimalist--I wanted to create a crown that really speaks to my personality more than anything: classic with a pop of WOW! I chose white and greenery and highlighted the crown with a deep, lapis floral accent. I am planning on wearing a black, floor length lace dress and I wanted something to compliment it.
So here's what you'll need:
-a good pair of pliers
-green floral tape
-green floral wire
-about 1-2 hours of time
The first thing you'll want to do is create the crown:
TIP: I would recommend eye-balling the wire and cut it so it's the length of your forearm
(i.e. from the tips of your fingers to your elbow) and go from there to adjust.
Once you've got your crown, you'll want to start cutting your flowers to wrap onto your headpiece. I would say you should have at least one larger flower + stem (this helps hold the shape of the crown), and for the remaining of your flowers cut it so you have about 2 inches of stem. You will thank me later--I promise!
Wrapping your flowers and blooms is going to be the most time consuming process. As you add to it, take a moment to place it on your head and get in front of a mirror: create as you go! This way, there won't be any surprises and you'll be less likely to be disappointed when you are finished. I found at one point it seemed lopsided, so luckily I was able to fix it as I went! YAY!
Wrap your flowers around your headpiece as tightly as you can.