DIY Flower Crown

Monday, December 17, 2012

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DIY Flower Crowns, Cut out dress by ASOS

I'm not sure where my recent fixation with flower crowns came from, I think it might have something to do with the fact that I spend too much time on the internet and I somehow end up browsing pictures of the different types of flower arrangements that the brides of today have been favouring..

So instead of feeling the sudden need to buy flowers, like a normal person would, I felt the need to wear the flowers.. on my head.. I don't think many of my friends will understand it but they're so quick to make and so pretty to look at that I thought I'd share it with you :)



How to Make a Flower Crown

What you'll need: 

  • Fake flowers: You'll be able to find plastic and foam flowers at Spotlight, Lincraft, dollar shops and home decor stores. These particular ones are from different dollar stores & cost me around $2-3 a bunch 
  • Headband 
  • Felt paper
  • Hot glue gun + hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (optional)

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1. Cut a strip of felt paper which is going to cover the area of the headband which you want to cover with flowers. Thickness of the felt will depend on the size of the flowers you use.
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2. Hot glue the felt to the headband. Make sure you try the felt + headband first to make sure that the felt doesn't uncomfortably sit on your head/touch your ears. Also remember to be quick when using the hot gun, it will harden really fast so I suggest you hot glue the felt and headband together a centimeter or two at a time.
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3. Hot glue the flowers onto the felt, one flower at a time
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4. Cut an arch felt (this will go at the back of your flowers)
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5. Turn your flower crown around, hot glue in between the flowers
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6. Hot glue the felt to cover the back of the flowers
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7. If you want to decorate the back of your flower crown you can fold and hot glue some ribbon onto the back
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And you'll have yourself a brand new flower crown! :)

23 comments:

  1. awh i love this idea annie, i'm going to have to try it out myself!

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  2. oh la la! definitely something to do during the holidays :D

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  3. this is sooo pretty!

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  4. These crowns are gorgeous <3 I'm going to try and make some of my own Anniepop =D

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  5. I wanna see more pics of your new hair!! It looks good on you annie, where did you get it done and for how much? You should also consider selling your crowns. They're so pretty!!

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    1. You will start seeing plenty of pictures of my hair, don't you worry hahaha it isn't a dramatic change from my old hair and I got it done at Zolf in the City for around $200 originally but my hair was really just half black and half blonde, there was no blend in colour at all.. so I got it darkened and fixed at a hairdresser in Liverpool Westfields. I forgot the name of the store but its opposite The Coffee Club in the little corner near Mink. She fixed it for $60 and I would trust her to do my balayage next time!

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  6. Hey Annie,

    I recently went to the hairdresser and asked for a Balayage. I was hoping it would turn out something like yours and considering I spent around $200 for it I had pretty high hopes but I ended up walking out with just really bad and ratty looking two-tones hair ... it didn't go from black to brown to blonde, it pretty much just went from full black into full orange/blonde. I don't know what to do now.. do I dye my whole head black or dye it all blonde? I'm scared the blonde will kill my hair and I also hate the orangey-ness.. do you know how I could get rid of it? I really just wanted balayage!

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    1. Hi Jess!

      I actually had to make two visits to two different hairdressers because I had the exact same problem as you. I went to a place in the City to get a 'balayage' and they ended up just stripping the bottom half of my hair and toning it so that it was blonde. I ended up going home pretty disappointed with my two-toned hair, I really wanted the change in colour from black to blonde to be more subtle and work-friendly!

      So I went to a local hairdresser that only charged about $60 and she dyed the middle section of my hair a brown colour so that I could blend in the black and the blonde. All she did was put dye in the middle section of my hair and blended it out with by brushing it through with a comb. She even toned the ends of my hair and gave me purple shampoo to use at home so that the blonde bits don't turn into copper/orange because thats the colour I wanted to avoid too!

      You can still get your balayage!!! :D

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  7. Annie these crowns are to die for <3

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  8. Hey Annie where is the best place to buy flowers to make these crowns? And where do you buy the felt from?

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    1. Asian variety stores always have so many flowers and you can buy them in bunches for cheap. Besides that Hot Dollar is also a good place to go for fake flowers. As for the felt I bought mine from Lincraft :)

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  9. How long does each crown take you to make?

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    1. Around 10 minutes or so? Not long at all! The part that takes the longest is deciding what flower arrangement I want for my crown haha

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  10. The flowers are so gorg! Would you actually wear them out in public though or do they only look good in your blog pics?

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    1. Yes I've worn my crowns out in public. I'm not too fussed with what the public thinks - I love them! Haha

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  11. Definitely going to give this a try - thanks for the pro tips :)

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  12. Oh, how I love flower crowns, brings out all my girly tendencies.
    Thank you for your tutorial, these are so incredibly cheap to make!
    I heart Spotlight!

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  13. OMG!!!
    In LOVE with this Head Pieces
    & You Look Gorgeous :)

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  14. OOOOOOHHHH~ what a lovely flower crown!! I want to make one myself :) btw you are beautiful!! Your newest follower, hope you can follow me back!! <3

    xoxo

    http://glam-mania.blogspot.com/

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  15. wow! you're blog is just lovely, haven't seen a blog as nice as your in a while:)

    goldenbohemian.blogspot.com
    x

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  17. do u sell these? i have an online boutique - www.mocahs.com and would love to purchase your designs to stock and sell on Mocahs. We are also on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mocahs.online ... just so you can get an idea of sort of stuff we have :-)

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