Helloooo June! You know what? I absolutely love the beginning of the month. Well, the beginning of anything really. It's a fresh start! Everything that happened, or didn't happen, within the past day, week, or month, is now in the past. It's the perfect time to set new goals and work hard to achieve them. I have a few goals of my own for this month, including:
Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with this month's goals! I have however already completed one task I had in mind. I created a floral crown! It's a great DIY project to kick off the summer!
Floral crowns can range from simple daisy crowns to ornate and dramatic headdresses. What better time to wear a floral crown than during the gorgeous summer months. They give off this feeling of easy, relaxed summertime living. Breezy weather, shining sun, and endless days...sigh...that's what summer is all about.
After seeing some images of various styles of floral crowns, I decided to DIY one myself! I found a few blogs with easy to follow instructions on creating floral crowns, like the one below from LaurenConrad.com
I decided to sort of just freestyle with my technique when creating my floral crown. I decided to include artificial white and hot pink daisies as well as white, artificial carnations in my crown. I purchased floral wire to create the skeleton of the crown (paddle wire and stem wire). Make sure when choosing your floral wire, that one is slightly thicker than the other. I used 18 gauge floral stem wire to create the skeleton and 26 gauge floral paddle wire to help tie the flowers on. You can find these items at any craft store or major retailer (Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) for less than $2.00. The artificial flowers range from $.75 to $3.00 depending on the type and how many. Be sure to have pliers and wire cutters on hand. You'll need them!
*Sidenote: When I walked into the store, I immediately thought to myself, "I have to get funeral flowers". I know, I know! I'm awful for calling them funeral flowers, but come on! What else do you think of when you think about artificial flowers?
Once I created the skeleton of the crown, I simply gathered a few flowers and securely wound the paddle wire around them and the stem wire to lock them into place. Just repeat and move as far around the crown as you would like. I decided to keep mine just around the front of the crown.
Once I finished adding the flowers, I used some white ribbon to cover the green stem wire. Some instructions for floral crowns suggest using floral tape or burlap string, but it's up to you. Just be sure to use something so the uncovered wires won't tangle in your hair. I simply pulled the ribbon through the crown to create a small knot, and continued around to cover the remaining uncovered wiring.
Once you've got it all covered, simply fluff and adjust the flowers and then you're ready to wear your new creation!
I plan on making a few more of these to wear during the summer. I'll definitely be making a patriotic themed floral crown for The 4th of July using red, white, and blue flowers (a la Pinterest) and I'll post it on here. This project was very easy and you don't even have to be creative to complete it. Did I mention, how calming this project was? I was relaxed and at ease the whole time.
Be sure to check out some of the links I've included below, with instructions on how to create your own floral crown. Also, use the images below to help get your creative juices flowing! Be sure to stop by later this week, as I plan to share some great Summer music playlists with you all! Have a great night!
Links to Floral Crown DIY
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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