Splendour in the Grass has been and gone (sorry hipsters) but thankfully there’s another festival just around the corner to show off your beautiful boho look – come on, you know you want to.
Looking for a way to brighten up your outfit? Impress your friends – and yourself – with this gorgeous DIY flower crown.
Step 1. Get yourself some green coloured floral wire from your local florist and create a basic crown shape to fit your head. Be sure to leave a little extra wiggle room to fit your blooms and secure with floral tape.
Step 2. Cut a number of small pieces of florist wire, about two inches in length. The amount will depend
on how much decoration you decide to adorn the crown with, but for now, set aside the lengths of wire for later. Don’t stress too much about how much to cut – you can always cut more if you wish to decorate your crown with masses of blooms.
Step 3. Once you’re happy with the shape and fit of your base crown, attach some greenery by weaving it around the wire till it’s fully covered, then secure with florists tape. Vines look amazing but don’t be afraid to get creative and search your garden for anything that inspires you.
Step 4. Now for the best part – picking flowers. Be sure to choose a range of small and larger flowers and play around with different colours and shapes. Secure with plenty of florists tape for a lasting look.
Tip: Easy to source and secure, baby’s breath is a fabulous option that gives you an instant boho goddess look.
Step 5. This is probably the most crucial step. When picking your statement floral pieces, leave a little bit of stem to allow for proper securing. Weave one of your pre-cut lengths of wire around the base and down the stem of the flower before attaching to the crown. Once again, secure with floral tape. Repeat around the entire crown and overlap the flowers and greenery for maximum effect.
Step 6. When the crown is covered and looking spectacular, step back and admire your (not so) hard work! Take all the photos and use the hashtag #TCOF to see other Carnival of Flowers creations. Now go forth and be beautiful!
Bonus: Want to know how to make your floral crown last? Before adding your flowers, trim about an
inch off the ends of the stems and put in a vase of water with flower food (if they came with it).
It’s nearly that time of the year again! Don’t miss the stunning Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers this September featuring an amazing lineup of events and performers.
Words by Emily Russ
Image credit Ian Joseph Jones on The Knot
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