Wednesday, 30 April 2014

DIY Flower Crown

In our previous post, we spoke about the 2014 edition of Coachella Music and Art festival and the hair trends we saw at it. Of all the assortment of hairstyles and colours, the most prominent trend that stood out for us was that of the flower crown. The flower crown is a wonderful tiara or crown consisting of flowers, either fresh or artificial that is to be worn on the crown of the head as a headpiece. 

The flower crown is a very versatile accessory and can be worn in multiple ways to add a bohemian, playful or creative touch to an ensemble. The flower crown, a trend that is although growing in popularity in the country, is not widely available at most local or high street stores and hence, in this post we will be showing you a complete tutorial on how you can create your very own flower crown from scratch with a few easily available items.

Step 1:
Gather all your supplies of a thin pliable wire (roughly the length to circle the crown of your head), a few flowers and a thin gauze tape which is ideally a green colour to match the stems of your flowers and to make the crown look seamless. You can choose either fresh or artificial flowers for your crown and while fresh flowers do look effervescent, artificial flowers will last longer than the fresh variety.

Step 2:
Wrap the pliable wire around your head and shape it into the circumference of the crown of your head. Bind the ends of the wire framework together and make sure it is securely in place. Separate all your flowers and cut the stem to a short length, removing any unnecessary stalks and leaves. 

Step 3:
Allocate a particular part of the crown as your front of the crown. Take a large flower, align in along your wire, which is your frame of the crown and secure it in place with a small piece of gauze tape. 

Step 4:
Continue securing flowers to the wire framework, with the heads of the flowers facing your allocated front of the crown. You can align your flowers in a pattern according to colour, pattern or just a mixed assortment of flowers. Once the front of your crown is covered, your flower crown is ready to use!

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