Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How to Make A Boho Flower Head Piece

 Since I have my baby granddaughter now, 
I am always looking for cute things to make for her.
And since I run a photography business, I can always use them later when she outgrows them.
Last night I was in a creative mode and as I was gathering up some flowers from a vase I was planning to sell, a thought came into my mind: make something out of these flowers!

I have seen many of the cute, boho, flower head pieces and I thought it would be fun to make my own.

First I gathered all my things:
assortment of flowers
thin wire
floral wire
floral tape
wire cutters

 You also need some wire cutters if your flowers are tough to cut thru.

 Wire used to fasten the flowers to the ring.

First, I removed the flowers from the stems. 
I then took the floral wire and cut it to size according a little hat I bought for my grand daughter.
I shaped it into a circle
Then I arranged the flowers around the wire to see how I wanted them to look.

 You can see the wire here

Next, I took a section of the thin wire and cut it so that I could insert one end into the flower, made a small loop and then gently pulled it back down so it could disappear into the flower petals. This is so that the flower won't fall off when I pull the wire back and tie it to the head piece.
I did this with all the flower heads and worked my way around.
Then I took some of the smaller flowers and just wrapped the stem around the head piece.

When I was finished, 
I simply went around and carefully covered all the wire with floral tape, taking care to cover and sharp areas. I went around it several times where the wires would meet.
Next, I took some ribbon scraps and tied them to the opposite end of the headpiece which would face backwards on the baby.

Cute, boho, head piece! 
Very inexpensive and so "in" right now.
I turned a few stems of unwanted flowers into a cute 
head band for my little baby girl.
I think I'll make some for my maternity shoots so the mama-to-be can wear them.

What do you think?
Will you share what you have made with something you thought you didn't want anymore?
I'd love to hear about it.

Until next time.

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