After my first DIY post on floral headbands, I got obsessed with making paper flowers and pinning floral headbands and garlands at Pinterest for inspiration. I was on the quest for a durable flower garland that I can let a friend wear for a maternity photoshoot. A garland that’s lightweight and holds its shape despite being packed with other photoshoot paraphernalia. I finally found the flowers I was looking for at the home department of a local department store — in the form of plastic flowers.
Materials and tools used:
floral wire (3 wires of the same length twisted together)
green crepe paper to cover the floral wire
Step 1: Remove all parts of the flowers. The original stems of the flowers were difficult to bend, so I removed them. This might take a little bit of force as the flowers are stuck in place, but the parts are totally removable. If you’re not planning of getting the pieces together so you can display the flowers, you can cut the stems off. It’ll make your like easier.
Step 2: Place the leaves in strategic locations. To keep them in place, I wrapped floral wire around them.
Step 3: The most difficult part was figuring out how to attach the flowers with their original stems gone. I made a loop of the floral wire to resemble the tip of a hairpin and inserted it at the center of the flower so that the wire gets pushed through the stem. (See above pictures). Make sure you have enough wire so you can loop them to the base of the crown.
Step 4: Add more flowers and leaves. I also added little buds for filler. I joined the ends of the base with a ribbon so that it is adjustable.
And, that’s it! 🙂