Hi there! Today's post is not yarn related but I think you might enjoy it! I was clearing out some things in my craft room (never ending!). I found a few of the floral crowns I made for photography sessions I had in the past. Sadly, I don't take a lot of clients anymore. The good news is I focus on my crochet & knit designs & I still get to take photos.
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Flowers/roses - anything you want like these roses from Hobby Lobby
Green Floral tape - Like these
Floral Wires like these
Wire Cutter like these
I made these for a senior session a few years ago and I really wanted to make a floral crown for my client. I've wanted to make one for a long time but just didn't get around to it and usually a photo shoot will inspire me to actually start making it happen!
I grabbed a few things at Hobby Lobby first and ended up at Joann's for more floral stuff. Luckily all the fall items were 60% off (scored!). I already have the wires and wire cutter & floral tape. I had thicker wire to use for the base (I'm not sure how long I've had that).
Measure your head or use your tape measure & give it another inch or so to ensure it would fit once you place the flowers on the wire. The standard circumference of a head is:
Toddler 16-18 inches
Child 18-20 inches
Tween 20-22 inches
Adult woman 21-23 inches
Luckily I'm all too familiar with head circumferences with the many beanie designs over the years so it's one of the information I remember by heart. ♥ My very first attempt was a disaster. My then 14 month old (almost 5!) was with me and he was tearing up the place (I should know better) but I had to take him with me to my craft room. He keep grabbing the flowers from me, unraveling my floral wires, throwing things at me.... etc. What was suppose to be a quick project ended up being 30 minutes long and barely half way done. When I finally had time to do it alone one weekend, my creative juices were flowing better! I ended up making two different ones because I didn't know what my senior was wearing or if she'd even like it...
DIY Floral Crown
This is just how I did mine. There's no wrong or right way to do this.
Start by cutting a piece of wire for your desired circumference (see above) + a few inches to twist your ends and close your round piece. You can also use a thin, plain Headband from the Dollar Tree if you wanted a half crown. Make sure you include stems for ease of attaching it to the wire.
Lay the piece you want to use out so you can see what you're working with. I did not use all the items I laid out in above photo. I was still thinking about what I wanted to use after I took this photo.
I started with my largest flower (focal flowers?).
Using the round floral wire, attach the flowers and greenery pieces by placing the stem against the wire and then wrapping it with the floral tape. I find that it's easier to use smaller strips of the tape otherwise it's a sticky, tangled mess!
As you can see, half way through, I just added leaves... it wasn't my original plan but I really like it this way once I was done. It was probably the best choice since the flowers were huge.
I was pretty happy with the results even though it looked huge on my head. I always thought I had a big head but I guess I don't. I was so worried but when I put it on client's head, it was perfect! The best part was she like it and she looked so great in it too ;) Success! Another one I made using fall colors. This one wraps all the way around with flowers.
I made this one for one of my maternity shoots.
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