There are few things that say “Celebrate!” to me more than fresh flowers. For our Friendsgiving celebration, we thought it would be fun to try our hand at creating fresh flower crowns for all the ladies (and little ladies) to wear!
1. Cut your flowers so the stems are 1 1/2 inches long. 2. Measure the circumference of your head and cut your wire twice the length needed. Create your wire loop to the size of your head and use the extra length to wrap around the loop again for stability. 3. Place one of your center flowers on your wire loop and use the floral tape to attach the stem to the wire. 4. Place another flower behind your first flower and tape that stem to the wire as well. Continue this process until you have that side completed. Repeat the process for the other side by placing a flower next to your center flower (the heads of the flowers should be facing each other) and working your way down that side of the wire. Cover the exposed wire in the back with the floral tape, and you’re done!
The crowns were a hit at our party! You don’t have to worry about sizes (even for kiddos!) because after you put the crown on your head, you can press the wire together in the back (or give it a little twist) to tighten it to size.
Personally, I loved what the flower crowns added to the atmosphere and photos. They were totally worth the effort. What do you think? Would you make flower crowns for your Thanksgiving celebration? xo. Helen
Credits: Author: Helen Larson, Photography: Janae Hardy and Laura Gummerman, Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman.