Introduction: DIY Fairy Flower Crown
Make a flower crown worthy of a fairy following this quick and simple instructable!
Light fairies, garden fairies, autumn fairies - any kind of fairy you can imagine! ;)
Here's what you'll need:
- flowers - whatever size & variety you choose
- thick gauge floral wire (to make up the headband)
- thin gauge floral wire (to attach flowers)
- floral tape (comes in various colors, but most typically green)
- pliers with wire cutter (for shaping & cutting wire)
- ribbon of choice
Step 1: Create a Headband
Starting with the thick gauge wire, shape a headband that will fit around the crown of your head, or wherever you want the flower crown to sit. Use double the length you need, folding it in half and then twist the two pieces around each other folding the raw ends. (see photo for reference)
Step 2: Prep the Flowers
Before adding the flowers to the flower crown, prep the flowers be adding the thin gauge wire to the plastic bases of the flowers and twisting it around itself to make "stems." This can be done in a variety of ways. I chose to poke holes through the plastic and threading the wire through.
Step 3: Add Flowers to Headband
Add the flowers to the headband by pulling the thin wire "stems" through the openings in the thick wire of the "headband." Then, twist the thin wire around, wrapping it tightly and securing the ends with pliers.
Continue adding the flowers in whatever arrangement you like, not forgetting to look at all sides of the flower crown, including the back.
Step 4: Add Ribbons
Once happy with the flower arrangement, add ribbon to the ends of the headband for tying around your head. Cut two lengths of ribbon, one for each side; knot the ribbon in place to secure. Make sure you measure enough so that you have ample ribbon to tie it around your head and tie it in a bow with plenty left over!
Step 5: Finish With Floral Tape
After securing the ribbon, finish off the raw ends of the wire with floral tape. This will create a clean look and cover any loose ends of wire which could poke you in the head - trust me, ouch!
Then, wear your fairy floral crown proudly!! :)
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Halloween Costume Contest 2015