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BE SURE TO WEAR FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR


I'm sure my parents think it is hilarious that people have started wearing flower crowns again. Everything old is new right? I didn't think I was a flower crown person until the recent bachelorette party I attended. One of our activities was making crowns. I swear that they made everyone look even more gorgeous.

They look hard but the funny thing is, that they are super easy to make. Getting the supplies will be the hardest part. I had to go to 4 hardware stores to find the florists tape. If you have time, I recommend ordering tape and wire from Amazon. It will save you the hassle of searching high and low for it. 

In terms of the flowers, I just used a mixed bouquet from Trader Joe's (my FAVORITE source for flowers) I would recommend sticking with smaller flowers. The full size roses ended up being a little large for this crown for real life use (but sure looked pretty in pictures) Make sure that you have lots of green filler because it takes quite a few flowers to go all the way around that the green helps stretch it out. I love the spray roses, they were the perfect size.



First taking floral wire, or stainless steel wire in my case, measure your head. Leave it a little on the larger side because it will feel smaller once the flowers are on it.


Using floral tape, cover the area where the two ends meet.


Now you are read for your first flower. Align the flower with the wire and wrap floral tape around. I find it helpful to cut a piece of tape rather than doing it straight from the roll, it is less cumbersome.


Add a piece of greenery and another flower. Keep wrapping each time.

Continue around the ring placing flowers and wrapping.


Et voila. The final product.


A more flower-efficient way to do it is to make a little piece of wire with loops on each end. Then you can wrap flowers to the wire. You can place this piece in your updo, pin it to a sash or add it to a hat for a colorful accent. 








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