Last year pretty much 5 minutes after we arrived at the Robin Hood Festival Megan had herself a lovely flower hair garland. This year we are taking Olive with us too and whilst searching for a dress for my little Maid Marion I decided to make the girls flower hair garlands too. I had the green tape already from the button flower bouquet, I bought some ribbon and flowers from The Range for around £6. Daddy Moo made me a circle from quite thick bonsai wire and off I went!
What you need :
- Paper and plastic flowers with wire stems (Megan made some button flowers too. I found the sprigs of lavender in the wedding section of The Range £1.49)
- Florist tape
- Leaf ribbon
- Wire (Daddy Moo has lots for his bonsai trees but any will do, if you but thin stuff just wrap it round in a circle a few times to strengthen it)
The stems of the lavender were really long so I wrapped these round first to strengthen the circle.
Wrap the paper flowers and button flowers around. I did this in an adhoc fashion. They don't need to be tight at this point, just loose so you can see the design. As these were for the girls I went for a full on head dress if you wanted to you could do random sprigs around.
Next I covered the wire in florist tape. I did it in small sections. The tape is sticky and stretchy and great for hiding all the joins as well as keeping the flowers in place. In some areas I had to use more tape than others to keep the shape, hide wire and stop the flower from moving around.
I then wrapped both the green ribbon and the leaf ribbon around, using the florist tape I secured the ribbon, where it met at the back. I then cut a length of the ribbon and leaf ribbon tied it to give a flowing section at the back.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to making flower hair garlands, use a many or as little flowers as you like. These are perfect for festivals and garden parties. If you make one do tag me @CharlieMoos I'd love to see them!