This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love, and influence from the sixties and seventies is everywhere, from bohemian chic home decor to flower child styled fashions. Seventies themed parties are also a hot trend; it seems no matter where you look, the trends are reminiscent of flower children with a little added polish. This Bohemian Style Flower Crown is no exception; it’s loaded with stunning paper flowers and butterflies from Little Birdie Crafts, and makes a lovely summer accessory for photo shoots, parties, or festivals.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Antique Fusion Flowers
- Serenade Flowers, French Bloom
- Canvas Beaded Butterflies
- Vintaj Design Rustic Leaves – 2 packs
- Luxurious Leaves, two packs
- Metal Headband with Prongs
- Strips of Kunin Felt in Sandstone
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Step 1: Gather your materials, and start with the headband.
Step 2: Carefully bend the metal prongs of the headband so that they are vertical, leaving a few on the sides in place so that the headband will still hold fast when worn.
Step 3: Using hot glue, adhere the felt strips to the front and back of the prongs. This will create a solid base for you to add embellishments in the next steps.
Step 4: Starting at the outside edges of the headband, begin gluing on leaves, then small flowers.
Step 5: Reserve a space in the center for the larger sized flowers. Adhere with hot glue.
Step 6. Fill in any exposed areas of the felt with leaves, as well. You may also wish to do this on the reverse side of the crown.
Step 7: Add in a few of these charming canvas butterflies. These can also be tinted in many ways, such as with alcohol inks, watercolors or even marker.
The finished crown is a beautiful piece with lots of fashionable impact. It’s perfect for wearing to music festivals, or get a group together and have a party! All the supplies you need to create beautiful flower crowns are available at Little Birdie Crafts.
Stay cool this summer, and remember to celebrate everything! – Christie