When I found the outfit I wanted to wear to the #CosmoBlogAwards (this gorgeous New Look Black Metallic Strappy Flared Jumpsuit) I knew I wanted to team it with a floral headband. The look I was going for was sort of Winter Garden Gothic, and I wanted a floral crown to really make it work. But when I looked online I couldn’t believe some of the prices – the one I fell in love with was £60! That is just not money I have to spend on putting flowers across my head. I wondered how hard it would be to make my own.
As it turns out – not very! In fact making it myself not only turned out to be a hell of a lot cheaper, but it literally took 5 minutes of my time, and that is not an exaggeration. So of course I HAD to share with you all how you can make one too.
1. Choose your flowers
I went onto Hobbycraft and picked the fake flowers that I wanted. They sell soooooo many different types all for dirt cheap prices, you just need to make sure you are buying the wired stem flowers (it should say on the description). For my Winter Gothic Garden look I chose black ribbon roses, 90p for a pack of six, as well as these beautiful burgundy paper roses that cost just £1.50 for six. Add on the £3.50 p&p and my grand total spend was just £5.90.
2. Find a hairband/headband
Once my flowers had arrived, I made sure I already had a hair band I could use to minimise the cost even further (but if you don’t have one then you can normally pick one up in Claire’s or Superdrug for £1 or less!) You just don’t want anything too thick, a simple Alice band will do the trick.
3. Wrap your wire flowers around the hair band
To create your floral head piece all you need to do is place the flower on the band where you want it to be, and begin to wrap the wire around it. Now obviously you don’t want loads of wire wrapped around as it will look messy and no doubt be uncomfortable on your head, so after I had done two wrap arounds, I trimmed the remaining wire off with some sharp scissors. Do this for all the flowers and voila! That’s it. Easy, right?
It’s completely up to you how you arrange them, I just sort of made it up as I went along, but basically ended up with this….
I’m going to be honest, I absolutely love it and can’t wait to make more. This kind of thing would be perfect for a festival, or even a bridesmaid on a budget. I’m already planning one for NYE.
The best thing about doing this cheap and easy DIY floral head piece is that it is reversible, there is no glueing and sticking, so if you make a mistake you can simply unwind and remove the flower. Or even if you just get bored of it after a few wears and fancy changing it up, you can move the flowers around or add new ones. You’re not restricted to one look.
What do you think? Will you be giving it a go?