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.