Festival season is here but you don’t have to be lucky enough to have tickets for Glasto next week to rock the festival look. We all love a bit of boho, be it a tassel kimono down the beach or a maxi skirt for a picnic in the park and if, like me, you’re a sucker for floral crowns or headbands, then I’m going to tell you how to make one for yourself!
You will only need three components – wire, craft or florists tape and your chosen flowers. I used little paper flowers from docrafts Papermania as they have wire stems that can be easily attached to your crown. These can be picked up from craft stores and places like Hobbycraft and The Range. You can use this technique with real flowers too – just remember your floral garland won’t survive too long! If you want a more dramatic garland, just use larger blooms. A reel of wire and tape will allow you to make a few crowns so why not craft some together with a group of friends?
1) Wrap the wire around your head once or twice to create a ‘halo’ or ‘crown’ that fits snugly. Take the halo off your head and continue to create a couple more loops. When happy with the shape of the halo, twist the wire around the loop to secure.
2) Take three of the paper flowers and twist the stems together to create one larger flower. Repeat to create enough large flowers to fill your headband. I used a mix of purple and white paper roses.
3) Simply wrap the wire stems of the flowers around the wire crown, making sure they are evenly spaced and there are no sharp ends. I concentrated the flowers at the front of the band and added in a few single flowers for a more natural look.
I hope this has inspired you to give making a floral crown a go! I think floral headbands, crowns, garlands, whatever you want to call them are just so pretty and look great worn with a summer dress or just denim shorts and a t-shirt.