April 10, 2014 12:00 AM | by Nada Allam
DIY Floral Headpiece
With the weather heating up and spring finally settling in, don't you want to just put a floral headpiece in your hair? Well maybe you don't, but some people do! So we decided to show you how to make your very own floral headpiece. With Easter holidays and music festivals happening soon, embrace the floral trend and welcome spring the right way.
What you will need:
- Piping or floral wire
- Flower blooms
- Gypsophila (baby's breath type of flowers)
1. Start by wrapping the piping wire around your head to know the size the headband needs to be.
2. Once you've measured the size of your head with the piping wire, loop the ends into a firm knot then trim off the extra wire.
3. Cut the extra wire into tiny pieces about two inches long.
4. Next cut the flower stems. You need to shorten them so you don't have any excess hanging out of the wire.
5. Make sure not to shorten the stems too much, because you will be wrapping the piper wire around them to hold them in place.
6. You need to figure out how many flower blooms you want to insert in the floral headband because they are the first things to be attached. You will fill the spaces between them with the gypsophila.
7. Once you decided on, for example, five flower blooms you will start attaching them to the piper wire headband.
8. Using the small two inch piper wires, wrap them around the stem of the flower blooms and knot them to the longer piper wire. Make sure to wrap the wire starting from the bud of the flower bloom to the end of the stem tightly, so they don't hang out.
9. After you've attached the five flowers in place, it is time to fill in the gaps with the gypsophila.
10. Wrap the stems of the gypsophila around the original long piper wire. You can use the shorter piper wires to knot them in, and hold them in place.
11. Voila, you have made your very own floral headband.