When I was a kid, I wore a flower crown now and again for midsummer parties but as a grown up it’s never crossed my mind to wear one. Sure, flowers in my hair on Midsummer Eve is still a must but I tend to use fake ones and only a little fascinator, I don’t go all out with a crown. After learning how fairly easy they are to make (shocker I didn’t know before, I know!) I feel like wearing them all the time.
A couple of weeks ago, the first event of the year finally took place. I received the gorgeous invite long before and already then knew it was going to be a good one. The first part of the event was to make our own flower crowns, with the help of Twisted Willow. They arrange all Dine’s (the venue for the evening) table decorations and flower arrangements.
On arrival, we were greeted with a hot toddy, delicious I might add – lemon and lavender. Sitting down we all had a couple of helpful tools for the craft ahead – scissors, wire and a thicker wire for our crown. Before we could get started, one of the lovely ladies from Twisted Willow talked us through the procedure and introduced us to loads of gorgeous flowers and greens, whilst making her own crown. For the rest of us, it took a bit longer to make our own crown but we had loads of fun in the process.
I decided to make a minimalistic flower crown (big surprise) with a massive cluster of flowers on one side. Most others went big and filled theirs with all the flowers and greens. It was so nice to see how everyone was given the same amount of flowers and still, all flower crowns turned out completely different.
I stuck to the same green leaves covering the full ring, and added a couple of more from a different plant to fill it out a bit. On the right hand side I put together a cluster of flowers using four bright pink roses. I wanted these to stand out so thought it best to use plenty. I had problems with the crown tilting a bit as it was really heavy on the right hand side but after tightening the wire at the back, it stayed on really well. It was almost as simple creating a flower crown as it sounds. I’m sure with an improved technique, it would have come out even prettier. Still, I was really pleased with my result and happy it wasn’t heavy enough so I lasted wearing it all night.
The food part of this event will be covered in Friday’s post so stay tuned for that – the cutest canapes I’ve ever seen will be revealed.
Have you made a flower crown before? Which ones do you prefer, big and fluffy or minimalistic with a side cluster?