Our Mini Family: A "Midsummer Night's Dream" Flower Crown


Mar 8, 2014

A "Midsummer Night's Dream" Flower Crown

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. 

Click through below to check out my tutorial!


So here's what you'll need:
-silk flowers/greenery
-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.
Voila! 

14 comments :

  1. This is gorgeous! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime :)
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww you're so welcome, Ana! My pleasure :)

      Have a great week, too!
      ~Cathy~

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  2. Oh, what a pretty flower crown! I think I will have to make something like this with my three year old daughter . . . I think she'd love it! :-) Thanks for sharing! And what a fun blogger theme!

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    1. Thanks so much!! Yes, I bet any little girl would love it! :D

      Also, thanks for your kind words regarding my blogger theme. I actually just changed it, so I am glad you think it looks nice!
      ~Cathy~

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  3. Cathy - so beautiful and the arrangement and colors are wonderful! Love your new website design it's very fresh and new!

    Thanks for sharing this terrific tutorial on #simplybebetsy we love it!
    Sharon and Denise

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    1. Aww thank you SO MUCH, ladies!! That means a lot--I am glad we made the jump to the new website design as well. I think it's a lot cleaner for sure!

      Cheers,
      ~Cathy~

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  4. Wow, that is gorgeous. Would have never thought to use a wire hanger. Love the final flower crown! Thanks for linking up to the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop. Hope to see you next week!

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    1. Aww thank you so much, Thaleia! Cheers!

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  5. How lovely and perfect for a Midsumer Nights theme. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  6. This is a beautiful piece. Thanks so much for sharing at Tell it To Me Tuesday! We hope that you hop on over to link up with us again next week!

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  7. This is so pretty, thank you for sharing with us.

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