floral crown DIY:

I've been meaning to make a floral crown for ages (since last summer in fact) I never quite got around to buying the essentials so it was left on my neglected DIY to do list!

the combination of sun and an urge to get away from my laptop finally got the better of me this week so here it is!

it's so fun to make and not expensive either, mine came in under £10 and took me roughly an hour or so to finish! I'd love to make one out of fresh flowers but for the time being I opted for silk flowers which are easy to get hold of and last a lot longer!
the main things you need are an assortment of flowers (available at craft or home stores- mine were from dunelm) garden wire and some fine jewellery wire. A pair of scissors or pliers to cut is also a must!
measure and bend the wire to fit your head (make it a little bigger as the more flowers you add the tighter the fit will become) wrap another length of wire around the crown to make it more secure.
now comes the fun part! start twisting your flowers into the crown- you'll find the flowers have wire stems so this is surprisingly easy.
you can use the fine wire to secure and tidy any stems, trim off the excess.
when I arranged my flowers I used the largest blooms at the front, then used the smaller flowers around the sides to create a graduated effect (I think it would be too big to wear otherwise!)
I found the smaller flowers worked best around the back of the crown where it rests against the base of your neck.
I wrapped some raffia around the crown just to decorate (you could also use ribbon which would look really pretty!)
taaaa daaaa! one finished pastel flower crown! (get me some wellies I'm ready to get my festival on!)
do you think you'll be tempted to try one yourself? 

let me know if you make one too.. I'd love to see yours! 

back soon!

caroline x

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