With the launch of Snapchat’s flower crown filter, women (and men) the world over were embracing the flower crown. I must confess that I have never really embraced the flower crown. Word on the street is that mermaid crowns are the new “thing”. Leave it to me to attend my first flower crown making session when the trend is finally beginning to ease up.
I must say it is a rather unique way to spend a lazy Sunday with friends. Sometimes all it takes is doing something random and new to get you ready for the work week.
That being said, I must give a disclaimer that my flower crown is NOT my best work. I did not give this creation the time it deserves, but if you’re looking for a fun activity to do with friends, here are a few easy steps.
STEP 1: Gather an array of flowers in different textures, colors, and sizes.
Some people prefer to use real flowers, but if you are looking for something that will last, I would recommend using fake flowers. You can go to your local craft store for a wide array of selections, and it will be more cost effective as well.
We had our session with juice and mimosas for a little “inspiration”. Feel free to improvise. 🙂
STEP 2: Cut coated wire and bend each end into mini loops.
As you can see in the picture above, we used coated green wire, which we then cut to fit like a headband.
If you to prefer to have a circular crown, just double the length and skip step 3.
When we were making our crowns, we went for the headband look because it is easy to craft, and it is not overwhelming to wear. This is strictly a matter of individual preference.
STEP 3: Cut ribbon and tie nots around each loop.
You can use the same color ribbon for each side, or you can change it up. The purpose of the ribbon is to secure the crown around your head. When you begin decorating, you want to make sure the ribbons are still dangling. It is easy for the ribbon to get caught in the flowers.
STEP 4: GO NUTS!
I chose the white tulips as my base. My fellow crown makers also started with different focal points which were fastened towards the end. It is easier to begin by filling the crown with vines or small, subtle flowers to form a base.
To secure the flowers, you can either use green wires or green tape, which will easily blend in with your crown. Just like with my last post on braiding, you really can’t go wrong. I literally put this together in like fifteen minutes.
And the final product…
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Hope you all have an amazing Friday!