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How to Make a Real Flower Crown

Ohhhh, today’s post is a good one! I like flowers, guys. A lot.

You may remember that I teamed up with a fabulous florist, Marsha of MEWS Designs, and my amazing photographer, Annie of Annie Watts Photography, to create a couple of fun DIY flower projects to share with you all! (You might recall this easy peasy tutorial for creating your own Spring arrangement?) Well, we have a pretty awesome DIY post to share with today: how to make a real flower crown.

How to Make a Real Flower Crown

Flower crowns are everywhere. They’re beautiful and whimsical and make everyone look ten times prettier. After we made these flower crowns, Scarlett and I wore ours around the house all night long. Princess status.

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I’ve made faux flower crowns before (you can get that DIY here), but I loved the idea of creating a handmade real flower crown with fresh flowers, and Marsha was happy to play teacher. There’s something about a real flower crown that looks so delicate and festival-ready. And maybe it’s fun to pretend you’re a fairy or a princess or a garden sprite. Whatever the occasion, after you see these pictures, you’ll definitely want to make your own real floral crown.

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MAKE YOUR OWN REAL FLORAL CROWN

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Floral Tape
Shears/Clippers
Scissors
Floral Wire (try to choose one that is thick and flexible)
Floral Adhesive such as Oasis Floral Glue (optional)

Flowers Used: Miniature Gardenia leaves, Lambs Ear, Eucalyptus, Ivy, Winter Daphne Blooms

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DIRECTIONS (with pictures)

Begin by measuring the rough circumference of your head with the wire and create a “hook” on each end of the wire. (These will hook together at the end to keep and hold your crown in place on top of your head.)

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Pick up and bunch together a small group of flowers and greenery and place against the wire just before one of the “hooks.”

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Using floral stretch tape, wrap the tape around the stems while tugging slightly to stretch the tape and secure your small bunch of flowers to the wire.

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Continue to place a small bunch next to the previous one, wrap with tape to secure, until you have completed the length of the wire.

How to Make a Real Flower Crown

You’ll be surprised how quickly and simply this process goes!

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At this point you may go back and glue in larger flowers with floral glue; just a small dab on both the flower and where you plan to place it will do.

Florists Trick: Blow on the glue in both places for a few seconds before placing the flower on the crown. This will help them adhere to one another.

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Once completed you can tie ribbons to the back (at the end of each “hook”) if desired.

Though I’ll admit, I loved the simpler flower crowns best of all.

How to Make a Real Flower Crown

It really is that un-complicated! And has such a pretty impact.

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And you know I had to throw in a few adorable photos of Scarlett in a mini real flower crown, who was the best floral assistant ever. (You can catch her behind-the-scenes in our flower arranging post too!)

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If you make your own beautiful real flower crown, be sure to tag me on social media (@glitterinclexi) so I can live vicariously through all of your fun events!

Love this post? You can learn how to make your own flower arrangement right here. (Psst … it’s way simpler than you’d think!)

Photos by Annie Watts Photography

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Pop-Up Flower Flashes: New York City’s Flower Bandit

It’s no secret that I’m crazy for fresh flowers, so when I saw that New York City had it’s very own flower bandit, I was beyond intrigued. Lewis Miller has been dubbed New York City’s flower bandit. The flower designer, known for his over-the-top pop-up floral installations, has been flower bombing iconic New York monuments and ordinary street items, like trash bins, with gorgeous floral arrangements. His only mission: to bring joy to New Yorkers and tourists alike. And though I live hundreds of miles away, even just seeing pictures of exploding blooms out of trash bins has my heart all aflutter.

Miller calls them random acts, and in one photo on Valentine’s Day, explains: “Because Love is grand but it can also be rough, gritty and complicated just like our beloved City.”

More flowers, please.

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14th Street/Eighth Avenue

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Bowery and East Houston

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Whitney Museum of American Art (On Thanksgiving: “In these crazy times we’re living in, sometimes simply to marvel at something beautiful can help soothe a heart and lift a spirit. We made this 9 foot long cornucopia hoping to do just that. It lives nestled between the Whitney and the stairs to the Highline, but just for today.”)

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Village East Cinema

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Alice in Wonderland Statue in Central Park

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Bond Street And Bowery (Noho/Soho)

Doesn’t this make you want to put flowers everywhere? (Psst … have you tried making your own floral arrangement? It’s easier than you might think and adds major impact! One of our favorite local florists shows us how.)

You can follow Lewis Miller on Instagram @lewismillerdesign and read more about his pop-up flower flashes on Vogue.


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Decorating With Hanging Flower Vases

Spring has fully sprung, and with it, the rain; so I’m bringing Spring indoors with plenty of fresh flowers. I’ve fallen for pretty little hanging flower vases, especially because of the unexpected touch of design they add – and I think you will too.

Whether they’re hung by string or twine or held up by a more intricate wall mount (I mean, how cool are these DIY copper and glass hanging vases?), these hanging flower vases are sure to make a delicate and beautiful statement in your home. There are plenty of pretty options at retailers like Etsy, AmazonTerrain, BHLDN, PBTeen, World Market, and ModCloth, but I’m also totally digging the idea of making my own sweet little hanging flower vases with one of the DIY’s below.

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Hanging medicine vial vases via Gardenista

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Hanging Flower Vases on a Shiplap Wall via @idreamofhomemaking

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Hanging Vase Display via A Beautiful Mess

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Hanging Bud Vases via Terrain

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DIY Hanging Wall Flowers via A Piece of Rainbow

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DIY Copper and Glass Hanging Vases via Going Home to Roost

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Wine Bottle Wall Flower Vases via Great Bottles of Fire

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DIY Test Tube Vase Chandelier via A Pair & A Spare

Want more flowers? Learn how to make your own simple, but beautiful, Spring arrangement. (The kind that will totally wow all of your friends and family!)

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Little Love Notes

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Happy weekend! It’s a long one for us, and I after I cram in a bunch of work this morning, I am officially (a.k.a., trying to … sort of) take the long weekend off. We have farmers markets and flea markets to visit and so many restaurants to try (the list of must-see places in our still new-ish to us city is huge.) I’ll be sharing what we’re up to throughout the weekend over on instagramfacebooktwitter, and snapchat → glitterinclexi (lots of fun behind-the-scenes there). Follow along!

How about you? Any exciting weekend plans? Hope you’re having a great one full of the prettiest leftover Valentine’s Day flowers!

With that, a few little love notes …

Dear end-of-week giggles, 40 honest advertising slogans that will make you laugh out loud.

Dear Comic Relief, Love Actually is getting a mini sequel with the original cast and we are all SO excited.

Dear daily dose of beauty17 photos of dance that will take your breath away.

Dear wanderlust, these are the top 12 museums in the world. Have you been to any?

Dear mom jeans, if these can even be called that; they’re are edgy and way too cool (and affordable too!)

Dear made you think, here’s why you blush, according to science.

Dear growing pains, how to make a major career change long after your 20s.

Dear weekend baking, Martha’s peanut butter and jelly cheesecake squares.

Get the origins of these sweet little love notes, here, and catch up on love notes of the past.

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Little Love Notes

A few little love notes to the things I loved most this week, including these fall flowers. Click through for the details. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

Happy weekend! I’ve been SO looking forward to a little break and I fully intend to take one this weekend. Hubby has been on nights the last two weeks, plus he’s been diving head-first into his research, so the couple of hours he’s home each day, he’s typically falling asleep on the couch, and it’s been mostly just me and Scarlett. I’ve had styled shoots, meetings, a blog consult, and I haven’t even begun to plan for Thanksgiving – which is next week (ahhhh!) And Scarlett – well, she’s a toddler – and asks me to kiss her “ouchies” every three-and-a-half seconds and if my kisses aren’t fast enough or are insufficient in some way, she throws herself to the ground dramatically and can only be distracted by some kind of snack or puzzle, requiring me to get up … again. The life of a work-from-home mama is SO glamorous. Back to that whole Thanksgiving thing: I’m recycling a few favorite recipes and adding these candied cinnamon-roasted almonds, fan-favorite pecan pie shooters, and apple crisp shortbread bars into the mix for our second annual Friendsgiving here in North Carolina. (You can check out last year’s here.) And I’v got gift guides and so much fun holiday content coming your way! Busy, busy, I tell ‘ya. I’ll be sharing what we’re up to throughout the weekend over on instagramfacebooktwitter, and snapchat → glitterinclexi (lots of fun behind-the-scenes there). Follow along!

How about you? Any exciting weekend plans?

With that, a few little love notes …

Dear Turkey Day words of wisdomhow to have an (actually) chill Thanksgiving.

Dear end-of-week pick-me-up, this makes me the happiest.

Dear holiday hair plans, a simple yet festive braided bun (you’ll love.)

Dear tech-obsessed, would you try this airplane mode challenge?

Dear big apple, you’ve grown up quite a bit! Here’s what New York City looked like 100 years ago, compared to now.

Dear brain, scientists have found 10 extremely precise words for emotions you didn’t even know you had (but often do.)

Dear weekend uniform, the sleeves on this sweater have me crushing big time.

Dear dating jitters, anyone else do this cute first date ritual? (Moms are the best, aren’t they?)

Dear weekend baking, pumpkin chocolate slab pie.

Get the origins of these sweet little love notes, here, and catch up on love notes of the past.

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Little Love Notes

Gorgeous Flowers in an Office

We’ve given up and we’re leaving the packing to fend for itself for the weekend because … we’re headed on a little road trip to visit my Aunt in the mountains. We’re just taking a short trip, but I’m so happy to be getting away. Scarlett is such a nature lover, so I’m looking forward to letting her explore a little. Plus, I think I’ve convinced hubby to take us to Ikea on our way back to the Triangle (there’s no Ikea in our area … the horror!) I’ll be sharing a look at what we’re up to throughout the weekend over on instagramfacebooktwitter, and snapchat → glitterinclexi (lots of fun behind-the-scenes there). Follow along!

How about you? Any exciting weekend plans?

With that, a few little love notes …

Dear future Instagram crush, run, don’t walk and follow @oh.eight.oh.nine immediately. You’re welcome.

Dear wanderlust, these are the 50 most beautiful places in America.

Dear Netflix dreams come true, the new Gilmore Girls trailer is here! (And I know what I’ll be doing November 25th!)

Dear throwback vibes, gorgeous vintage photos of summer at the beach.

Dear sage words of advice, comedian and TV host Chelsea Handler shares her foolproof guide to dealing with jealousy.

Dear on the #NSale hunt, this is the throw blanket you’ll be SO glad you bought at this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale come winter. (Here are the rest of my picks!)

Dear LC fans, the new trailer for The Hills’ Anniversary Show is here.

Dear new Moms and Dads, would you buy this doll?

Dear weekend baking, Nature Valley copycat soft baked oatmeal squares.

Get the origins of these sweet little love notes, here, and catch up on love notes of the past.

image via @oh.eight.oh.nine

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