Finally a tutorial for how to make the flower headband from the Daisy May/Be Sure To Put Some Flowers In Your Hair post! If you're like me and have a habit of constantly picking flowers (and your house is already filled with them) and always need to be doing something, this is the perfect thing for you! The best part about this flower wreath is that it's so versatile. It makes a great headband or it could be the perfect decoration for a backyard BBQ.
Here's how to make a flower wreath, keep in mind it doesn't need to be perfect and it gets easier with practice.
You will need: flowers, scissors, 3 twist ties OR floral tape.
Step 1: Pick a bunch of flowers. Daisies or other flowers with long, thin, flexible stems work best. You will want your wreath to be about 22 inches long when finished so 30-40 flowers should do the trick. Trim the ends of the stems so you don't have any roots or dirt attached. A word of advice; pick flowers without bugs on them!
Step 2: Start with 3 flowers and twist tie them together.
Step 3: Making this wreath is similar to braiding hair. Take the left stem and cross it over the middle stem (it now becomes the middle stem). Take the right stem and cross it over the middle stem (it now becomes the middle stem). Repeat 2-3 times, depending on how you want your wreath to look.
Step 4: Take a flower and add it to the left stem. Cross both of the left stems over the middle stem (they now become the middle stem). Take another flower and add it to the right stem. Cross the both of the right stems over the middle stem (they now become the middle stem).
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 & 4 until you have about 22-24 inches of braided flowers.
Step 6: Twist tie or use floral tape to fasten the end of the braid of flowers. You will want to leave a good inch or two after the tape/twist tie in order to attach the two ends together.
Step 7: Use your scissors to trim any leaves of short stems sticking out or any wily flowers that aren't cooperating!
Step 8: Fasten both ends using a twist tie or floral tape to form a circle. Voilà, you're done!
Tip: If the wreaths are for decoration, store the flowers in a cool, dark place until you're ready to use them.