How to Make a Hair Piece for a Flower Girl With Baby's Breath

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Create a baby's breath hair wreath for the special flower girl in your wedding. The hair accessory is made from wrapped floral wire, covered with delicate looking sprigs of baby's breath, and held together with a length of ribbon that coordinates with your wedding's color scheme. The elegant wreath is simple and inexpensive to make, which provides you with the opportunity to present her with a keepsake gift as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium-gauge floral wire
  • Baby's breath, at least 2 bunches
  • Green or white floral tape
  • Thin-gauge floral wire
  • 1-inch wide ribbon
  • Measure around the circumference of the flower girl's head. Add 2 inches and cut a piece of floral wire to this length.

  • Trim the baby's breath into individual sprigs. You will need at least two bunches of baby's breath for a moderately full wreath.

  • Shape one end of the wire into a loop and twist the end of the loop back around the wire twice to hold the loop in place.

  • Wrap green or white floral wire down the entire length of the wire, leaving 1 inch empty at the other end.

  • Cut a piece of thin-gauge floral wire. Make it at least twice the length of the first wire. You can trim it down later if it is too long.

  • Hold one sprig of baby's breath at the looped end of the wire. The baby's breath should hide the loop with the stem extending toward the other end. Wrap the thin-gauge wire around the stem and the medium-gauge wire to attach the baby's breath. Wrap two or three times.

  • Hold another sprig of baby's breath to the wire, overlapping the first sprig with the stem extending toward the other end. Wrap the thin-gauge wire around the stem and wire. Repeat until your reach about 4 inches from the other end.

  • Lay the next sprig of baby's breath on the wire facing the opposite direction and slide the stem underneath the other sprigs. Wrap the wire around the stem to attach it to the wire. Repeat until you reach 1 inch from the end.

  • Shape the end of the wire into a loop, twist the end to hold the loop and bend the wire into a circle.

  • Cut a 24-inch long piece of ribbon. Slide the ends through the loops at the wire ends and tie the ribbon in a bow to keep the wire in a circle.

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References

  • Beautiful Bridal Accessories You Can Make; Jacquelynne Johnson
  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images
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