Wednesday, 21 August 2013

DIY: Flower Crowns

I think we all know how ridiculously expensive flower crowns are to buy nowadays in shops such as Topshop, River Island, etc. If not, in my opinion they are! especially when you can just make your own for less than half the price and you can make it exactly how you want it.
I've seen a few tutorials for creating these on Youtube, Blogger and at fetes that I've been to this summer so I thought I should definitely give it a go and try it for myself as it will save me some extra pounds! So here we go, are you ready?
  • 1 alice band - I purchased mine from a local chemist at £1, but they are available in Primark, most supermarkets and shops, etc etc.
  • 1 or 2 or 3 or however many bunches of artificial flowers you wish to put on your flower crown! - I purchased mine from dunelm for £2 as they have bendy stalks which are a bonus for this tutorial. They are also available at most craft shops and hobbycraft.
Firstly I laid out my alice band and placed my flowers in the position that I want them when complete. By doing this it will let you move them about and try different positions for your flowers without starting and then having to undo all of your work so far!

I then started with the top two flowers, making sure that they are positioned equally and at the top of the alice band. One at a time I held each flower still while bending the wire stem round the alice band tightly so that once let go of it stays in place.

Doing the same with the next flower, it should then look something like this!

My bunch of flowers came in a pack of 6, so at this stage I had four left - enough for two either side. I used the same technique to attach them to the alice band, making sure that the bendy stems were twisted towards the end of the band as you can see in the photo below.

Ta-daah! Your flower crown is now complete in 3 tiny steps! It should look something like this, never mind if not, just un-twist the stems and start again or keep fiddling with what you have done so far and it may fall into place!

These are a few flower crowns that I have created so for all using the same technique as explained here. You don't always have to stick to one size/colour/shape of flower either, it is completely up to your choice and liking, these are just what I wanted!
Have you tried this tutorial? How did it go?
Have you tried any other methods of creating a flower crown?
thanks for reading!

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