When you’re a wildflower, the sun shines down just right this time of year. This is the time you can be frolicking in fields of daisies, floating in crisp natural waters, or twirling to a reverie of music. There’s magic in the air and there’s no instance in which it’s not completely and utterly appropriate to transform into a real-life Snapchat filter. Here’s a flower crown DIY just in time for Lollapalooza!
Sweet summertime illuminates all that surrounds you in a way that makes you believe in the pure good of the world. As every Chicagoan knows, every outdoor moment is precious. Your flower crown can begin with a walk through nature, selecting wildflowers as you go. Depending on the color scheme you’re going for or how big you want the crown to be, you can choose any kind of flower you’d like.
Here is how to make your very own flower crown:
- Flowers! I used Michigan wildflowers. You’ll want to choose at least one base green and whichever colorful buds call to you.
- Floral wire
- Floral wire cutters
First, take three pieces of your green leafy selection and begin to braid from the base up. Weave in new pieces just like a french braid. I like to start with all pretty green and white pieces, and add in color at the end for a vibrant pop. Starting with greenery is important – so don’t skip it. You’ll want to choose something that is sturdy and strong. This will act as the base of your crown.
Keep braiding in flowers and secure your crown into a circle using floral wire. Simply cut a small piece with your wire cutters and wrap it around the flowers to secure. A small piece will hold it tight! Just make sure that no pointy ends are sticking out.
Now, we fill it out with vibrancy.To attach each flower to the crown, make sure the flower stems are at least 3 inches long (you can cut off excess stems wire cutters) and remove leaves from the stems. Weave them into the existing braid by pushing the stem through. You chave the option to integrate flowers equally around the whole crown, or just focus on the front of the crown
Voila! Your flower crown is complete. It took about 20 minutes to make this crown, and it’s actually pretty easy. Whether it’s made out of flowers or otherwise, never leave home without your crown.
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