Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pinterest Trials: DIY Flower Crown


So, I've been obsessed with these for over a year and have been itching to make one. I'm going to be very honest though at 28 I'm a little too old to be wearing this.  Luckily enough for me, my niece is almost 17 years old and will be going to the New Orleans' Voodoo Fest at the end of this month and wanted to wear one!  But don't fret. You can use this flower crown for a Halloween costume!  It would be a great add on to a dia de los muertos or Frida Kahlo costume.



Below are tips and tricks to making this lovely head piece.  The pin that I got my inspiration from linked me to a lovely blog called A Lion's Nest. This link will direct you to the full instructions on DIY Flower Crown.  Her's came out beautifully.   



What I used:
10 large flowers
10 small flowers
Fabric Headband
Hot Glue Gun
Heavy Duty Scissors



Tips:
  • You want to set up your arrangement. I interchanged between small and big flowers.  I put in the big flowers first and found that I didn't leave much space for the small so I ended up using them as fillers for unsightly sparse parts.
  • You want to make the back look as good as the front!  For the end I used small flowers. I arranged one facing forward, back, and to the side so that you couldn't see hot glue or stubs.
  • Try it on during the process so that you know where you want your flowers to stop or if you want to add more volume.
  • Remove all hot glue strings that are left over.


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