Suffice it to say we love flower crowns. I don't think of us as princess types, but something about a ring of florals just seems so whimsically free-spirited...in a royal kind of way. I guess we started a tradition of sorts for ourselves at our very first blog party last spring. My pastel flower crown from our Spring Fling is dangling, faded and dried, on a frame in my bedroom, and it makes me happy every time I see it. It seemed only fitting to make a crown for winter festivities, too, using the evergreen and bright red berries that symbolize the season.
It's as simple as ever, with a few specialty materials, to whip one up. It's way easier than making an actual wreath...with the added bonus that you use it to decorate your noggin instead of your door!
WINTER CROWN HOW-TO
What you'll need
- Make a circle of floral wire, using floral tape to attach separate pieces of wire together, in a circle that fits your head.
- Cut pieces of pine, holly, berries, etc. For bunches of holly like the ones shown here, it helps to use floral tape to make small bundles of leaves and berries before attaching them to the wire circle.
- Use floral tape to attach the end of a piece of pine, holly or berries to the circle of wire. Continue around the circle, wrapping new pieces of florals to the wire, keeping all the florals pointing in the same direction as you go around the circle.
- You can stop when the ring is halfway covered, so that the part of the crown at the back of your head is just wire, or you can continue all the way around the circle as we did.
Don your crown at all manner of holiday parties, tree trimmings, and winter festivities. Wear it like the free-spirited winter queen we know you are.
-jamie & marisa
(all photos, jamie grill photography)