Long time no craft! It’s been a week since I’ve been online to share my latest project.
I’m not sure about you guys, but I have noticed a come back of flower power…not that I was alive in its first reign in the 60’s. Regardless, I am totally down for this neo-hippie style that is everywhere on the wracks in boutiques.
One look, though, that I haven’t been able to find is the flower crowns that has been everywhere on my Instagram. So what do I do? I come up with a way to make flower crowns myself!
First of all, I was surprised how easy it was and how cute the end product was.
How glue gun and hot glue sticks
1 sheet of green felt
One bouquet of fake flowers (medium size works best)
An elastic headband
Cut a thin strip of the green felt. Since I’m using medium sized flowers, my strips are cut at about 2 inches in length. This is going to go underneath the headband and attach to the the flower, so you should adjust the size of the strip based on your size flower.
Grab the elastic headband. I recommend getting one that is sturdy and a little wide so it can hold the weight of the flowers.
Turn the flower upside down and place the the headband on the green felt base. Then take your thin strip of felt and glue on the edges.
Glue the strip on both sides of the base, with the elastic headband in between. This provides support for the flowers to stay upright. You may need to carefully hold the felt strip into place so you know it’s going to stay.
Gluing the flowers right on to the elastic headband would make the flowers unstable when the headband stretches, plus would not allow you to arrange the flowers as you need. The nice thing about using a strip to secure the flowers to the headband is that you can arrange the flowers however you need to, by sliding them across the headband.
Repeat this process until you have the desired amount of flowers on your headband. Perhaps you would like the flowers to go all the way around! For one headband, I just did a cluster of flowers, leaving the rest of the elastic to tuck my hair into.
So tell me what how your flower headband goes! I can’t wait to see all of the color combinations!