This weekend we spent up on the Mendip hills, arriving at supper time, we cooked a BBQ over a fire. While Dan and the boys set up camp I made a flower crown for myself, seeing as I didn’t have girls and thinking (quite wrongly) that my sons wouldn’t be interested in such things.
Once made, they gladly took it in turns to be the Midsummer king.. gorgeous boys if I say so myself…
Midsummer flower crown tutorial
You will need:
- A length of wire (an old wire coat hanger could work here)
- Green tape (to cover the wire, you don’t have to use this but it makes the finish look nicer)
- Length of ribbon
- Thin wire (I used copper wire because I had it to hand)
- Blooms and foliage, really just use what you have
- Using the thick length of wire, bend it around your head so it fits the head you are making the crown for.
- Cover with the tape if you are using, I found that rolling it with my thumb and forefinger helped it cover the wire quickly
- Bend over each end of the wire to form a loop.
- Now you can begin to add the flowers.
- Take small sprigs of whatever like to use, here I took bracken and the white nameless flower?! and then tied it the semi circle by wrapping it tightly round.
- Starting from one end you want the first sprig to face towards the end of the wire – not towards the wire.
- Then keep adding sprigs of alternative blooms and foliage in whatever order you fancy, and cover the stems of the previous sprig as you go til you reach the end.
- Once at the end, add your last sprig the opposite way round and tuck the stems under to hide them.
- Attach a length of ribbon to the loops and tie it to your head.
- Voila !
Then all of a sudden it descended into the typical boys that they are… and this happened. Phew! And normality was restored!