I recently had pictures taken of me with my growing baby bump. I forgot to do this with Ella. I have one selfie of me in the bathroom with my shirt half hiked up. Not so lovely. This time around I decided to do it right (you can see it here). And since I was at it, I decided to glam it up and make myself a floral headband. As soon I as I put it on my head, I stopped feeling like the stay puff’t marshmallow man and channeled my inner fertility goddess.
But if you’re not bumping it, you can still wear a floral crown. I love all the DIY flower crowns showing up at music festivals lately. Make them for your bridesmaids or flower girls. Go the renaissance faire. And there’s always Halloween. These are so much fun to wear. And it only took me 10 minutes to make it and cost less than 10 bucks in supplies!
I used artificial flowers I found at the craft store, but you could make this with real flowers, too! Just wait until the day you plan on wearing it. (Or make it the night before and store it in the fridge-which could be a little iffy depending on the blooms you use. If you’re making it for something important, like your wedding, make a test headband!). Or dry some flowers ahead of time to make a longer lasting crown.
- several stalks artificial or real flowers
- florist wire
- scissors or wire cutters
Cut your flowers apart, leaving about 4 inches of stem on each one. Decide how you want them to be arranged on your headband. Place the middle flower on the top of your headband, winding the stem around the headband.
Tip: If any of the stems ends or wires are pointing down into the headband, trim them shorter so they don’t poke you in the head while you’re wearing it!
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