A flower girl's crowning glory is a halo-style headdress, complete with flowers resembling those in the bride's bouquet. You can make her wreath yourself since this enables you to get precisely the style and color you want. To create your flower girl's gorgeous headpiece, use silk or clay flowers for a long-lasting accessory or natural flowers for a realistic look. If you do decide to use natural flowers, however, create the wreath the day before your wedding, and store it in the refrigerator overnight.
Things You'll Need
- Coiled wire
- Floral tape
- Small silk, clay or real flowers
Wrap a strand of coiled wire around the flower girl's head so you know the circumference of her head. Leave a bit of slack at either end, and cut the wire accordingly with scissors. If the wire is flimsy, double up the strand to make a more stable headpiece.
Twist one end of the wire into a small loop, and slip the opposite end into the loop. Bend it back to its own side. Twist the loose side to hold the circle in place, and cover the entire surface with floral tape. Though floral tape is not sticky on its own, it sticks to itself when stretched. It also makes a solid base for adding the halo's flowers.
Wrap the individual flower stems with floral tape to help them stick to one another more easily. This is especially important for natural flowers, as their stems will not have as much give as the artificial ones, thus making them more difficult to add to the wreath.
Wrap the flowers' stems around the wire so the blooms face the outside of the wreath. Secure the stems by wrapping them in a strand of floral tape. Position the blooms around the outer circumference to create a full look.
Fill in any unwanted gaps between flowers with sprigs of ivy.
- BrideCraft.com: Design a Beautiful Floral Hair Wreath for Your Flower Girl!
- uBloom; Creating a Flower Girl Halo; July 2008
- Wedding-Flowers-and-Reception-Ideas.com: Floral Head Wreath
- Save-on-crafts.com: How to Make a Wedding Head Piece Garland
- "Creative Wedding Florals You Can Make"; Terry L. Rye; 2000
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