27th, May, 2011

Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

While catching up on my favourite blogs, I couldn’t help but notice a surplus in floral hairpieces. They have the ability to liven up an outfit, and bring in a simple pop of colour. Rather than trawling through online shops looking to see what I could find, I decided it was time for some DIY. Don’t be discouraged by the three letters; DIY can be really fun! Especially if it’s quick; which this project is! It literally takes about twenty minutes.

Supplies needed:

Fake flowers (I chose a range of colours), scissors, and pipe cleaners.

There were many different options to hold the whole hairpiece together, but I decided to opt for pipe cleaners. They have a soft exterior which doesn’t irritate your head, and the gentle pink colour I chose made them look rather blossom like!

1. Use your scissors to chop all of the stems so that the flowers are seperated. Be sure to leave enough room (roughly three centimetres) on each of the stems so they can be attached sturdily.

2. Overlap the two flowers and use the pipe cleaners to tie it into place. It usually takes a few attempts to get the first flower sturdy. I wiggled mine around a bit just to make sure the flower wasn’t going to fall off!

3. Continue to attach more and more flowers, and use the overlapping flowers to make the overall daisy chain longer.

4. When your daisy chain is long enough to fit your head, attach the two ends by using the pipe cleaners. I found that my headpiece looked slightly bare, so when I had finished making it the right size I used my leftover flowers to fill the gaps. I also used some of the fake leaves to give it some variety!

Now for the end product; voila!

58 Comments on “Floral Headpieces; A How To”

  1. thank you <3
    it's amazing ! i love flower and it looks adorable :)
    love last picture :)


  2. This is incredible! So beautiful and you look gorgeous! Thank you for putting this together. :)

  3. Gorgeous! I used to work at a florist and still have loads of that awesome florist tape – I find that works really well too.
    I love the lfowers you found – for some reason I never manage to find cute little roses like this, unless they are bright blue or something naf!

  4. Love it! Very Lula. I have to get around to making one of these one day. I’ve seen a few other bloggers wear them and I think they look adorable, just like you do.

  5. Such a lovely idea, I’m not sure why i have never tried it myself considering shop bought ones can be pretty pricy and the cheaper ones all look the same… deff going to give this a go!

  6. This is gorgeous! I love how etherial you look with your crown of flowers, and it looks srprisingly simple to make too!

  7. Your blog is so beautiful! And this floral headpiece is stunning, I want to try this so badly

  8. the photos are so pretty and so is your headband…it has a hippie kind of look which i love so much..gotta try this sometime

  9. That first photo is beautiful! The headband looks really pretty, the colours of the flowers are lovely 😀 I love making flower headbands, they’re so much fun!

  10. This tutorial is wonderful! I’ve been wanting to make a floral headband/crown for a while now, and this tutorial was the easiest one I’ve yet seen. Thank you! ♥

    And thank you for the lovely comments on my blog, they always make me smile.

    Maria Elyse
    First Impressions
    Flying Ships Vintage

  11. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for visiting my blog! This way I got to know yours, so romantic and ethereal photos! I now follow you on Bloglovin:)

    I would really appreciate it if you followed me as well:)

    Thank you in advance!

    Stories and Sequins

  12. Okay, so how do you make this look so easy? I’ve tried this once before and it fell apart :( I’ll just live vicariously through you! <3

  13. I think floral hairpiece are really cute and I love your floral headband.

    Have you noticed the latest feather trend that has just recently popped up?

  14. what a cute idea! floral head pieces are so pretty and romantic


  15. Evernoted! I like how this tutorial involves just furry pipe cleaners than the traditional wire. Bet it involves less pain!

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

  16. Your floral wreath looks beautiful! I’ve never seen a tutorial for these that involves pipe cleaners; it seems so easy and definitely worth a try. <3

  17. I love this! I too have seen others wear these and I’m glad to see you have posted a ‘How-to’… awesome!

  18. Adorable! The pipecleaners go with the whole thing really well – they look like flower buds :)

  19. Gosh! I’ve been looking for the ideal DIY for flower headbands since, dear! Thanks a lot for sharing :) It’s been way 2 long since I have been on the blog :(

  20. These are lovely! I am quite clumsy, so DIY’s are often tricky for me, but this looks fairly simple, too.

  21. this is a really good,simple idea. Ive been looking all over the internet for a headpice but they are really expensive! I am definatly gonna do this instead. Thanks xxx


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