Thursday, May 31, 2012

{diy flower crowns}

Ever since Lana del Rey sported this awesome flower crown, I feel like I have been seeing flower crown inspiration popping everywhere (some of my favorites here, here, here).  I even considered wearing a floral crown at my wedding, but I didn't feel like the style of my dress would compliment one so instead I had some of my bridesmaids wear them.  Ever since seeing their fresh flower crowns in person, I have had major envy and wanted one for myself. 

I just so happens that we are heading out for a weekend in Palm Springs in a few weeks and I decided laying poolside would be the perfect time to wear a flower crown.  Honestly- is there really an "appropriate" time for a flower crown?  Let's just say I saw my opportunity to wear a flower crown among friends at Chris' family's vacation home and I am seizing it.

This past weekend, my friend Eva and I picked up all the supplies at Moskatel's in downtown Los Angeles and followed this simple tutorial.  The only difference that I made in making mine was that I did not end up utilizing the floral tape.  I found that as long as you bend the ends of the floral wire away from your head that the crown is surprisingly comfortable and did not require tape to seal it.  The supplies pictured in the below picture is enough to make two flower crowns.  I recommend getting at least 4 large "blooms" for each crown as well as some smaller buds and leaves to fill in the sides.

This is by far one of the easiest and quickest projects I have ever done.  It may seem difficult, but as long as you have the right supplies you can create a simple crown in about 15 minutes.  I am even considering making one in red, white and blue flowers to wear for 4th of July weekend.  But at the very least, I absolutely cannot wait to this one out in the desert!