Tuesday, 4 December 2012

DIY: floral hair wreath

During such a cold and frosty December, it seems counterproductive to be making whimsical floral wreaths but that's exactly what I did yesterday, for no apparent reason other than the fact that I had recently acquired some floral tape and some pretty rose garlands from the dollar store. That was a good enough reason for me so here are some pictures from that little craft session and thankfully there was enough daylight to give off a pseudo-summery atmosphere. 

These floral wreaths are super easy to make: all you need are some flower garlands, floral tape, scissors, and (optional) green floral wire. First, I pulled all the flowers off the garland. Then I measured the size of my head and cut a length of the garland to wrap around as the wreath. I joined the ends of the garland firmly together with floral tape. I also wrapped some floral wire around the entire garland length to make the shape of the wreath extra secure. Then I arranged the flowers as I wanted them to look and attached them to the garland using floral tape. As an extra touch, I cut some leather scraps into thin strips and wound these strips around the whole wreath. I made two of these flower crowns - one with large flowers all around, and the other with two simple yellow rosebuds and a little bit of (fake) baby's breath. The large flower one looks too awkward and "costumey" in my opinion but I really like how the more simple, understated wreath turned out! 

The last step is to put the wreath on your head and prance around your room like some weird fairy nymph... but be sure to close your curtains before doing so.


Right now I am picturing myself dancing around in a meadow wearing that yellow floral wreath and my favourite mint green dress. In reality, here I am huddled over a computer screen, bundled up with a cup of hot chocolate beside me. 

Side note #1: the "fly away home" sign was drawn on a scrap piece of cardboard one day and it currently resides above my vintage dresser. I painted the edges with mint green paint. Ideally it would be nice to have a wooden sign, but I suppose for now, cardboard will have to do. haha. You can make your own interpretation of what the quote means but it's something that's been on my mind for awhile. 

Side note #2: I finally have some links up on my DIY links page (it's just a compilation of all my old projects from this website) but at least it adds some organization to this chaos. Feel free to check out my old projects and I'll be sure to add some more to the list soon! =)

Side note #3: I went to my work party this week (it was a painting party!) and I got to paint something that incorporates a lot of the elements in this post (such as mint green, flowers, a bird, and a floral wreath!). I'll be posting that painting later on this week! 

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so...check back soon ;)

-Laura


39 comments:

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  2. Beautiful! I love it! YOu are such a creative, talented person!
    And those pictures are also soooo beautiful! Like from a journal for beautiful things :)
    xx

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  4. I just gave you two prizes ^_^
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    1. awwww thanks so much for the lovely mention on your blog!! I really appreciate it!! =) I'm really glad you like my random creations - it motivates me to keep creating!!

      -laura

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  5. Ok, I just have to comment on that bird. I thought it was real the whole time, ha ha. Adorable! Following you on GFC :)

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    1. HAHAHAHA... yes the bird does look quite real, until you see the little wire loop hanging underneath its feet. ahhahhaha

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  6. Oh Laura, you brightened my day! Love your flower arrangement :)

    ♥, Nina
    my-style-diary.com

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  7. Thank you for comming by :)

    Love your blog ,
    I am your new follower!

    Kisses,
    Silvia


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  8. Such a cute DIY! I definitely need to try it out!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  9. mmmm.....cuteness overload! :)
    I just might be trying this out, maybe with black roses?
    Great post and inspiration love :)

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  10. thanks for passing through my blog! YOUR BLOG IS JUST SO CUTE. i like how it's a mix of everything yet this mixture of everything are cute things!!

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  11. Your blog is so cute! Following you back xoxo ES
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  12. this is so simple to copy. thanx for those steps, i might try this on one of my leisure time




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  13. What a pretty DIY! I love floral crown :)

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  14. Laura, what a pretty headpiece. I also really like your photography and setting. Well done. Thank you for you kind comment. I'm your newest follower! Hope you'll do the same.

    Erin

    thefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

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  15. great DIY idea! :) I like your blog :)

    xoxo,
    Rae :3
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  16. the soft lighting to these photos are absolutely gorgeous!

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  17. this is so cute!!! nice DIY project !!

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  18. great post! :D
    i'm following you , hope you can follow mine too :)

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  19. This is so feminine, fragile, beautiful!!! :))
    Love the palette!

    Diotima

    http://thediotima.blogspot.com/

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    Dedicato alla lettura di qui, e da visitare.
    Ho un blog molto semplice. Ti invito a farmi visita, e, se possibile seguire insieme per loro e con loro. Mi è sempre piaciuto scrivere, esporre e condividere le mie idee con le persone, a prescindere dalla classe sociale, credo religioso, l'orientamento sessuale, o, di Razza.
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  21. Great DIY babe!
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    Claudia. xx

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  24. so lovely!

    X Jenny
    Rocknrollerr.com

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  25. pretty! you can paint me a cardboard sign any time :)

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  26. How cute is this! I love how creative and handy you are. The blue bird really adds a quaint touch to your photos too.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  27. Fist I just wanted to say your blog is beautful.
    Second, wow the wreath is stunning. Your very talented
    xx
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. I found your blog, they're so beautiful and the pictures are soo lovelyyy! I'm following you, mind to follow back? Thank you, xx

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    Estarei aguardando sua visita.
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  30. My blog is titled Fly Far. Fly Free...your Fly Away Home definitely caught my eye! Love it! You are right, it would look awesome on wood!

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