Thursday, July 19, 2012

Festival Flower Crown DIY Tutorial

For Latitude this year I made another fantastic flower crown (you can see last years effort here).

This time I used beautiful artificial flowers from the Shirley Leaf and Petal Co in Hastings (thanks to Lauren for her fabulous selection and for delivering them to me in old London town!). I highly recommend taking a look at their website - they also have a museum! They use all different materials to make the little flowers - the tiny blue and white ones are made of paper.

You'll need some leaves
Little paper flowers.
Little crafty Toby cat

Step 1: Take some thin wires and wind them round each other into a circular shape slightly larger than the circumference of your head. It will be strong but flexible.

Step 2: Start adding your foliage, wrapping the stems around the wire frame you made in step 1.

Step 3: Start adding the flowers in the same way - I spaced the larger ones out evenly then added the small sprays a little more haphazardly.

Step 4: Ta da! It's done.

I hope you like it! I'll be visiting Hastings myself in a couple of weeks time so can't wait to have a look around the shop and museum for myself (and maybe stock up on supplies too!).

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