D.I.Y FRIDAY

photos: Kristin Ess + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess

So… after Lauren’s very pretty post on Wednesday, we got a lot of emails asking how to make a “Ring of Rosies” that will last. Here’s what you do!

  • Start with a pair of scissors, a needle + thread, and small flowers. (I got ones that had stronger stems to use for the base, then I’ll add the more delicate ones later)
  • [poke] carefully pierce a hole in the stem of the first flower.
  • [thread through] gently feed the second flower through the pierced hole.
  • [tie] secure the two flowers together by wrapping them with thread right where the two stems meet.
  • [again] do the exact same on the next stem.
  • [and again] feed the next flower through and wrap it with thread as well.
  • do that again and again and again until you have a chain!
  • [twist] use wire to add the more delicate flowers. the stems may be to thin to pierce and thread through. i use bead wire because it’s so thin, but you can also use floral wire. you can get bead wire at the craft store and floral wire at the flower markets.
  • [wear] i added ribbon to the back so it can be tied loosely, but you can also bobby pin it into your ‘do. this is a pretty sturdy way of doing a flower crown so you’re more than welcome to run through fields, forests and do all the cartwheels you want.

Xx Kristin

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