Sunday, January 10, 2016

Floral Frenzy.


Happy new year everyone! It feels incredible to start off another year. I feel refreshed, adventurous, and ready to embrace new experiences. I hope you're all off to a great start too!

Yesterday, I spent a delightful girls day out with my sister and baby niece. We have been planning this day for a while, so our anticipation was running high. Overall, our plan was to head to Downtown L.A. to gather fresh materials to create our flower crowns. We woke up early to enjoy breakfast, and then headed straight to the Los Angeles Flower District

The L.A. Flower Market was a large facility with a mellow ambiance. Everybody was very nice, and there was an abundance of flowers and foliage to choose from. We left with five bundles of fragrant and fresh finds ranging from round Eucalyptus leaves to a bundle of fuchsia roses.

Aren't these roses absolutely gorgeous?

After lunch and a few more errands, we headed back to my sister's place where the DIY magic was about to begin.

With the sun beginning to set and no real game plan for these flower crowns, we decided to improvise each step of the process. 

  • Craft Wire
  • Gardening Sheers
  • Scissors
  • Floral Tape
  • Flowers
  • Foliage
  • Optional: Gardening Gloves (if you want to)


  1. First, my sister and I each selected what color scheme we wanted for each of our crowns.
  2. We then picked out the flowers and foliage that we wanted to use, and began to play around with different bunches and clusters to finalize our pattern plans.
  3. Next, we measured the circumference of our heads, and then used the measurement to cut out our craft wire to the nearest inch, making sure to leave a little extra wire to twist the ends together. 
    • Note: We ended up using double the amount of wire to further stabilize the shape of the crown, because our craft wire was too thin. Make sure you find a solid, but flexible craft wire to avoid having to double your measurements.
  4. Then, we taped the ends of the overlapping wires to hold them in place. Taping the wire ends also prevents scalp chafing.
  5. After we finished the skeleton of our crowns, we applied foliage to the wire. We trimmed the leaves and branches to about three to four inches long, making sure to leave at least about one to two inches of clear space at the bottom of the foliage to attach the foliage to the wire with floral tape. 
    • We taped the foliage from the top of the stem to the bottom, and repeated this process all the way around the crown.
  6. We continued this process until we created the desired fullness of our crown base. 
  7. Then, we trimmed our flowers, and taped them to the craft wire (starting from the base of the flower, down to the bottom of the stem).
  8. After about 20-30 minutes, we were done! Overall, we made two adult crowns, and one infant crown, while still having plenty of flowers and foliage to spare.
Overall, we were both satisfied with our results. The crowns were durable, yet surprisingly lightweight. Here are the results of two out of the three crowns we made:

Baby J's Flower Crown

Close-Up of Baby J's Floral Crown

My Flower Crown

Close-Up of My Flower Crown

Final Product: What do you think?

Even today, the crowns continue to be fragrant and to hold their shape. All in all, this was a fun project, and I would definitely do it again. I look forward to sharing more great Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects with you all in the future, and I hope that you will try this out at home! If you do, be sure to tag me on Instagram or Twitter via @Tran_gerine so that I can take a look at your creations! Also, be sure to leave me a comment down below if you have any questions or need some clarifications about the steps that I have provided above. Until next time, happy styling!



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