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Louise Heginbotham3 years ago

Tablelands locals, time to get creative!

Have you got extra time in the evenings that you want to fill? Perhaps you have an event coming up, and a flower crown will be the best accessory? Whatever your reason, a flower crown is always a beautiful option that complements almost all styles. If you’ve been playing with the idea of creating your very own crown from scratch, read on! We’ve broken down just how you can create a beautiful floral headpiece, whether you choose real flowers or fake. We’ve also found a hairdresser and florist in the area who can help you out.

So you’re on a quest for the perfect flower crown. Why not make your own? This way you can have all the elements you want while saving money! Here’s how you can create a beautiful flower crown.

Gather your tools

Flowers:

You’ll need 2-3 types of flowers (your choice) that are trimmed to about 7-8cms in length, 1-2 types of filler flower such as baby’s breath, also trimmed to 8cms.

Tools:

  • A pliable, twine-covered wire
  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Plain twine or ribbon
  • Garden shears or sharp scissors

Step 1: Make the base of your crown

To do this, wrap the twine around your head where you want the crown to sit—this will determine the length of twine required. Lastly, cut the amount needed (usually around 60cm) being sure to give yourself a few extra centimetres. Make a loop at either end so you can adjust the fit later, then set twine aside.

Step 2: Group your flowers

Now the real fun begins, it’s time to arrange your flowers! Pick one of each type of main flower along with a filler flower. Make sure they are grouped so they look beautiful from all sides. Once you’re happy with the arrangement, get some floral tape and secure the cluster by wrapping it around the base of the stems. Continue this step until you’ve made enough mini bouquets—feel free to create a range of different combinations.

Step 3: Add the flowers to your twine

Grab your looped twine and hold the lengths of the stems along it. Using floral wire, secure one of your bunches to the twine by wrapping around the flower stems and the twine—keep wrapping until secure. Continue adding bunches so they’re all facing the same direction, and be sure to leave no spaces between bunches.

Step 4: Securing your crown

Cut a piece of plain twine or ribbon and feed it through the twine loops. Tie a bow and place in your hair—adjust if necessary and you’re done!


Want to get the best look for your flower crown? Try these businesses across the Tablelands.


Florist

Floral Magic

Based in Mareeba and offering delivery services across the Tablelands, Floral Magic has all your fresh flower needs covered. From general floral arrangements through to helium balloons, hampers and artificial flowers, there’s something here for every occasion and budget. Give the friendly team of florists a call today to get quality flowers for your crown.
Where: 13 Hort St, Mareeba, QLD 4880


Hairdressing

On The Kutting Edge

Indulge yourself with a pamper session at On The Kutting Edge in Atherton. Providing a full suite of hair treatments, including cuts, colours, styling and more, you can count on these professionals to provide beautiful results. Whether you want some advice on securing your floral crown or just want to know how to maintain your style at home, the team at On The Kutting Edge is happy to help.
Where: 24B Main St, Atherton, QLD 4883


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