This one's for all my Flower Children out there.
On my last post, Florals Week Day 7, I featured a beautiful handmade flower crown made from real roses. A fantastic accessory, the flower crown is both whimsical and stylish, and today I'm teaching you how to make one of your own.
First, start with a few simple ingredients:
- Roses/sturdy flowers with strong stems of your choice
- bobby pins & hair bands
- Your own hair
FIRST, give your hair a strong part. Then section off two front sections of hair and separate them from the back. Tie the back portion of hair out of the way so it doesn't interact with the front two pieces. Then, proceed to french braid the front pieces from the top of the part down to the bottom of the hair and tie it off with a rubber band on each braid. You should look like a cross between an alien and Pippi Longstocking...
NOW, cross one braid up and on top of itself so that it lays adjacent to the braided hair on your head. Bobby pin it down so that it lays flat on your head, and be sure to pin down the ends that stick out where it doubles over. Do this to the other braid as well.
WHEN both braids are pinned over each other on top of your head, it should look like a pastry criss cross or a Heidi hair-do. Pin down any stray hairs and make sure both ends of the braid crown are firmly against your head.
PREPARING THE FLOWERS
Now that your hair is ready to be decorated, take about 10 flowers and cut the stems so that there's about 4 inches still left. Then, attach bobby pins onto them by slipping the stems through the end part of the pin.
EVENLY PIN the flowers into your hair by pushing the bobby pins through the braids on top of your head. The braid should act as a head band that you are attaching the flowers onto. Make sure they are evenly spaced out, and its helpful to save the bigger flowers for the top of the crown and the smaller for the ends. For an extra flourish, you can attach leaves in between blossoms by using the same method.
Your DIY headpiece is ready to be flaunted. I recommend doing this look for Galas, weddings, or very fancy parties. Be sure your crown is the last thing you do, and not more than 30 minutes before you have to leave, so it stays fresh and beautiful by the time you get to your destination or the party starts. A natural flower crown can really only be worn once, but it is such a treat to have fresh flowers piled high on your head!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, and have a magical Monday!