Today, I wanted to share one of my favorite DIY Projects for Valentine's Day: the flower crown. I love it because it's whimsical, beautiful, and simple. Whether you are planning on making this project for yourself, or thinking of giving it away to someone special, I think it is a wonderful alternative to a traditional flower bouquet. What do you think?
If you're ready to get started, here is what you will need:
- 1-2 bouquet(s) of silk/fabric flowers of your choice
- 7/8" wide green ribbon
- hot glue gun
- a pen
- To begin, take your ribbon and measure it around the circumference of your forehead. Use a pen to mark off the ribbon length on each side of your head. Make sure to measure an additional 6-12 inches of slack on each side before trimming your ribbon. This "slack" will be used to tie the bow at the end. You can always readjust the tail length of your bow later on to your taste.
- Then, carefully remove the flowers and leaves from the bouquet(s). Make sure the leaves remain in tact. Your flowers may have an additional plastic "stem" still attached to it. That's okay. Don't worry about it until step #4.
- Next, hot glue the leaves side-by-side onto the ribbon until you reach your pen markings.
- Now, cut off the "extra plastic stem" still attached to the flowers. Discard the plastic stems and then hot glue the flowers side-by-side. (Tip: Cutting the extra plastic "stem" is crucial, because it will allow your flowers to lie flat onto the crown. You will recognize it because it will stick out at the end.)
- Lastly, tie your remaining strands of ribbon together to form a crown.
There you have it! A simple DIY project for Valentine's Day. I hope you will try it out! If you have any questions or want to show me your completed crown, you can message me or tweet me @tran_gerine.