Although it's great doing someone's wedding flowers, I realise that flowers are an expensive business and there are lots of creative women out there with enough flair to create their own wedding flowers. Dried Lavender works really well for DIY weddings as it can be prepared well in advance.
This tutorial will take you step-by-step through all the stages needed to make a Lavender floral crown fit for a queen. Enjoy!
- To start with, you will need to measure the size of your head to ensure that the crown fits properly. I find that the easiest way to do this is to take a piece of string, wrap it round the crown of your head and then spread the string out in a line next to a ruler/tape measure to see how much wire you will need for the frame. You will need to have extra wire (couple of centimetres at each end) for the hook and eye.
- Cover the wire with floral tape. If you want to create extra eye hooks that can be used to pin the crown to your hair you can do, though I find that if you create a crown that's the right size you don't necessarily need these.
- Prepare small bunches of lavender by wiring together and cutting the stems to the same length.
- Start to secure the lavender bunches to the wire frame bit by bit. You need to make sure that each small bunch covers the mechanics of the previous bunch.
- Continue all the way round the frame and ensure the last few bunches cover the hook and eye.
Wear your crown like a woodland fairy and dance in the sunshine! (That's what I did and I can't wait to share my Lavender Styling Shoot pics with you!)