Festival season is upon us which means, if you live in SoCal, Coachella! If you don’t, there are a million festivals going on all summer for you to go vibe out at. If you’re a mom, dad or nanny to little girls, it means tea party picnics and pretending to be a pixie among other things.
That being said, I am anxiously awaiting all of the bohemian fashion posts that I will assuredly see on various fashion blogs.
One of the staples that I’ve seen every year are beautiful flower headbands and crowns. I’ve seen them retail for upwards for $50, but today, I’m going to show you how to make one for under $5. Yep, under 5. Let us all say thank you to the 99¢ Store powers that be.
DIY Flower Crown
Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
1 Sheet dark green felt cut into 1 1/2″ thick strips
1/4″ Ribbon – 1 yard
Satin Flowers (from 99¢ Store) 1 large, 1 medium, 1 small
Secure your felt to your ribbon using E6000. The reason we’re using this particular glue instead of hot glue is that hot glue has a really hard time attaching to felt or any kind of fabric really. E6000 is something every crafter should have in their arsenal. It sticks to everything! Let that sit for about 10 minutes. It doesn’t need to dry completely, but that should give it enough time to stick.
While you’re waiting for the glue to set, prep your flowers. The best way to do this is to just pull the flowers off of the stems. The cheap ones come right off. Then use your scissors to cut the excess part of the stem off. See the photo below for more details. This will allow your flowers to stay flat.
With your hot glue, Start with attaching your biggest flowers. I like to space mine evenly, but its totally up to you. You’re going to want to keep your glue on the ribbon part to keep things from falling off.
Then go and fill in the space with your medium and small flowers. When you’re done with that, grab some of the left over leaves and attach them to add more depth if you feel so inclined.
And thats it. Let it set for at least 24 hours to give the E6000 time to dry.
Now you can rock the festivals in style or pretend to be a pixie or fairy princess (no judgements if that is what you decide). Little girls LOVE a DIY Flower Crown for dress up boxes or for a party favor. You can also make these for a quick summer bohemian photo prop, for your next luau party, etc.
I’d love to see how yours turned out and what flowers you used! Connect with me on Facebook and post your photos to my wall!
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[…] DIY Flower Crown from Do It Your Freaking Self […]April 15, 2017 at 9:09 am
Do you center the ribbon on just one strip of felt? Great idea, pinning.April 17, 2017 at 5:26 pm
Yep! You want the felt big enough to support the flowers. The ribbon acts as a headband. Thanks for stopping by!April 18, 2017 at 12:45 am
This turned out adorable!! Thank you so much for sharing it with is at the What to do Weekends party!!April 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm