Bridesmaids will look beautiful wearing a ring of flowers for the head. These rings of flowers are easily created by bundling the flowers of your choice and wiring them to a ring. This is not a difficult project to undertake but should be done the day before the wedding to prevent the flowers from wilting. Gather your bridesmaids together after your rehearsal dinner and spend the evening creating these beautiful head pieces. They will not take long to make and it will give you an evening of fun and giggles before the big day.
Things You'll Need
- Paddle craft wire
- Measuring tape
- Wire cutters
- Baby's breath
- Six small rosebuds
- 3 yards, 1/4 inch wide ribbon
Measure around the head and add 2 inches. Cut a piece of craft wire using the head measurement. Overlap and twist the excess two inches together forming a ring with the paddle craft wire. Place the wire ring on a piece of newspaper and trace around it. Space and mark six areas around the traced ring. This will be your guide for your small rose bud placement.
Cut the baby's breath into 3 inch lengths. Remove all thorns and leaves from the small rosebuds. Cut the small rosebuds stems to 3 inches long. Wrap the rosebud stem with the paddle craft wire. Continue to add additional baby's breath bundles and space the rosebuds around the wire ring of flowers for the head.
Carefully place the last bundle under the beginning bundle and wire tightly. Cut the paddle craft wire and bend over the wire end.Grasp three or four baby's breath stems together in a bundle.
Lay the bundle over the wire ring and wrap the stems to the ring using the paddle craft wire. Wrap tightly, the stems will shrink as they dry. The craft wire on a paddle works well for this project because it can roll loosely in your hand as you wrap. Do not cut the wire. Place a small rosebud stem over the bundle slightly below the ends of the baby's breath stems.
Determine the back of your ring of flowers for the head. Measure 24 inches from the end of your 1/4 inch wide ribbon. Hold the ribbon to the flower ring back at this measurement.
Loosely wind the ribbon around the ring, spiraling around the ring of flowers. When the ribbon meets the beginning of the spiral, cut the end of the ribbon 24 inches longer. Tie the 24 inch ends of the ribbon together and form a bow.
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