How To Make A Flower Wreath/How To Make A Hippie Headband

Jul 19, 2011


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.

17 thoughts:

  1. YAY!! :D I've been waiting for this! haha! Thank you! My nieces will seriously LOVE this!!

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  2. You look like a FAIRY!!!! So beautiful!!!! Will make this with my daughter!!!!!

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  3. I have never made a floral head wreath this way before, definitely going to try it out.

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  4. awesome lady! So excited for this tutorial!! You look gorgeous and this is such a great diy! Love the photos :)

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  5. this is so pretty girl! what an awesome tutorial! I am loving your blog :)

    xoxo

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  6. that is so cool! that really gets me into the 'kate moss wedding vibe' haha. xx

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  7. wah! thank you for this post. i'll make it one. really nice and pretty:)

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  8. I have just bought myself a wreath made of fabric flowers but real ones look so much prettier

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  9. I love this tutorial! I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for posting!

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  10. this is completely different from all the other tutorials i've seen around. it uses real flowers! plus it looks great on you.

    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/

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  11. LOVE IT! had to make a wreath with yellow and white roses for the shoot I was working on last weekend.. I'll post some photos soon.. x

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  12. love this! planning to make one soon :)

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    1. LIAR THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!

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  14. Fantastic. Thx for the clear instructions :0)

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