Sunday, July 21, 2013

Flower Crowns

A wreath (Ancient Greek: στέφανος stéfanos, Latin: corona),[1] for attire purposes, is a headdress made from leaves, grasses, flowers or branches. It is typically worn in festive occasions and on holy days and has a long history and association with ancient pageants and ceremonies. Outside of occasional use, the wreath can also be used as a crown. The wreath most often has an annular geometric construction.
It been a while. Today I'm going to walk you through creating this beautiful flower crown.
Today, I managed to make two!

You can purchase this at any store but it's far more meaningful if you make it on your own.
Here's what you'll be needing..
1. Flowers. You can use fresh or fake flower. I got mine at Kaison. I use fake ones because it'll last forever!
2. Floral wire or similar. You can get them at any flower shop. I use a garden tie as it works just as good.
3. Pliers that's going to bend and cut through the wire.

First, you want to take that wire and measure it to the width of your head with a little bit of excess wire to work with.
If you already have a thick wire, you can skip this step but mine isn't so I cut another two wire in the similar length and twist it around the loop (first wire) I've already measured so its thicker. You can also braid three (3) wires together.

Next, you want to pull all the flowers off its stems.
Cut the ends of the flowers like so.
and start arranging them in place so you'll get a vision of what you want to achieve.
Take another wire and tie it on the loop. Place one flower at a time and secure it with the wire. Work your way around the loop making sure every flower is tied securely on the loop.
 You'll notice it will start forming a pretty pattern. You can incorporate different flowers and leaves along the way depending on your taste.
And here's my finished product!
Don't worry, you can do this too. It's my first attempt and I must say, I did quite well (pats shoulders).
I know there are many methods out there on how to make flower crowns or wreaths but for me this just works and I'm so happy with the way it came out. I hope you like it too.
Good luck creating you flower crowns!

1 comment:

Norafifah Roshman said...

omg.. such a beautiful! :) <3