Garden Day creeps up on us from a hot early spring – and we couldn’t be more grateful to spend the day in our gardens on the 20th October 2019, in an official capacity and with only the beauty around us to take in!
Let the kids gather flowers from the garden and let your creativity go wild – there are so many ways to make floral crowns, but we have highlighted this simple method that we used at Lifestyle Home Garden to make flower crowns for our staff!
What is needed?
- Flowers. We used fresh ones but fake ones work too!
- Twine, rope, thread, pipe cleaners or washi tape in various colours.
- Ribbon or a round wire frame, or an embroidery hoop.
- Florists tape, optional
- Thin wires, optional
How do we make a Flower Crown?
Begin by separating your embroidery hoop. This will form two separate hoops which can be made into two crowns.
Twist your twine or pipe cleaners around the hoops as shown below.
Leave some spaces inbetween the hoop and the pipe cleaners so that flowers can be inserted here.
Begin to insert flowers into the spaces, securing with florist tape or pieces of string as you progress.
If you are making a simple tie-around ribbon crown, simply attach a few leaves and small flowers to a single thread of ribbon, leaving space on either side to tie around the head.
It’s all about balance…
Finding the optimal balance between large flowers and small delicate ones is key. Anything too heavy will topple the crown and be too top-heavy to wear!
We chose a large protea and a Hibiscus bloom as the feature flowers on our crowns, then chose smaller fynbos, argeranthemum, other daisies and clippings of glossy foliage, jasmine, conifer clippings and pieces of bottle-brushes to complete our crowns. Small calibrachoea, petunias and other bright blooms will do well!
JUST REMEMBER THAT THE CROWNS THAT ARE MADE OF FRESH FLOWERS WILL NOT LAST, AND SHOULD BE MADE JUST BEFORE YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE THEM!
Choose the freshest from your selection. Check out the stunning flowers we chose from the nursery!
Use florists tape to adhere small flowers and the thin wires. We skipped this step and simply put the flowers into the spaces in the embroidery hoop.
Use washi tape or thin rope to secure the flowers in place. If you are using the florists tape and wires you will have a far more secure fit.
As you progress, (and as the kids find what they like best to complete the look!) check the crowns for fit, and ensure any wires that may stick out are well covered with tape.
Below are our crowns – so simple and yet so beautiful, and easy enough for the kids to be involved in!
Now all that’s left to do is enjoy wearing your Handmade crowns, enjoy the garden, indulge in the beauty of the day, and relax alongside the little ones!
Here are a few pics of our completed crowns, with our staff enjoying them! We would to see yours! Tag us on Instagram with the tag @LifestyleHomeGarden so that we can see your pictures and stories!