How to Make a Flower Crown

Time: 20 minutes
Materials: floral tape, grapevine, floral wire, sheers, florals & green filler

How to Make a Flower Crown

Whether you have an upcoming party or wedding to attend, or you just want to wear flowers in your hair while hanging around the house (no judgement here), a flower crown is the perfect way to add a little fun to your outfit!

Start by measure the grapevine around your head where you want the crown to lay, then twist the ends around to hold in place. Then make bundles of your flowers, stems should be about an inch in length, and secure with floral tape (the process is very similar to making a wreath). Once you have enough, place on the grapevine, all facing the same direction, and wrap ends with floral wire. You’ll use the next bundle to cover the base of the previous one so that no floral tape is visible. Continue until you’re all the way around and wear!

Before hosting the Flower Crown Workshop at West Elm last weekend, Hello Lidy and I teamed up with our photographer (Ian Kennelly) to make this fun video. It’s hopefully the first of many videos to come, so I hope you enjoy!

Video by Ian Kennelly 

PS If you’re still wanting more flowers, be sure to follow along on my #sundayflowerseries on Instagram!

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyI am SO excited to finally be sharing the photos from mine and Hello Lidy‘s West Elm workshop that took place last weekend! It was the first workshop I’ve ever hosted and I don’t think it could have gone any better.

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyFirst and foremost, the West Elm LA space is gorgeous. What a treat it was to use their furniture and decor for the workshop and as a backdrop! If you happen to live in the area, or are just visiting, do yourself a favor and stop by. The entire staff is so friendly and kind, you will absolutely be in good hands.

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyWhat is crafting on a Sunday without a little mimosas bar? Also, how darling are those market pitchers?

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyEveryone so hard at work! I’ll be sharing the full tutorial and a fun video on Wednesday, so be sure to come back for that.

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyThe happiest moment for me (aside from meeting everyone!) was watching people try on their completed crowns. They all came out so unique and stunning, I was completely  blown away.

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyIf you’d like to see more photos from the event, including some great photo booth shots, you can find them hereWest Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyAnd of course, I wanted to give a HUGE shout out to each of our sponsors. We seriously had the best goodie bags! From left to right, top to bottom: The Flair ExchangeMintedCompendium, Whimseybox, We Love Citrus,  Tribes and Society, Vitamini Modern

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello LidyThe Flair Exchange also donated the decor for the event, include these rad balloons (available for purchase here).

West Elm Flower Crown Workshop hosted by The Crafted Life & Hello Lidy(From left to right: Lidy, CJ, me)
Photography by Ian Kennelly

 

A big thank you to everyone who came out and to West Elm LA for hosting us. I cannot wait to do it again! PS If you’d like me to come to your city, I’d love to hear from you– just leave a comment below.

Plaster Dipped Vase

Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: plaster, water, plastic container and utensil, bottle

DIY Plaster Dipped Vase (click through for tutorial!)

It’s no secret that I have a bit of a vase collection. I’ve painted them, monogrammed them, and everything else in between. One thing that I’ve been wanting to try for a while is adding texture. So naturally, why not dip an old bottle in plaster?!

DIY Plaster Dipped Vase (click through for tutorial!)This project is the perfect opportunity to use your ginger beer bottle after making yourself a Kentucky Mule! All you need to do is peel the label and rinse. I recommend soaking the bottle in warm water for 10 minutes to remove the label + glue. If you’re lucky, it should slide right off.

DIY Plaster Dipped Vase (click through for tutorial!)Mix your plaster and water together with a plastic utensil. Ratios depend on the brand you buy, so just follow the instructions. After the plaster has hardened for a bit (maybe 1-2 minutes), dip the bottle in and gently remove. If the plaster is too hard, it will create a suction, and will not stick to the bottle. You want to be sure the mix is still in a semi-liquid state.

Once the plaster is dry to the touch, you can smooth out any unwanted bumps with sandpaper (just be careful!). Once you have your desired look, let cure overnight.

DIY Plaster Dipped Vase (click through for tutorial!)

DIY Plaster Dipped Vase (click through for tutorial!)

Peonies for Memorial Day

Memorial Day PeoniesHappy Monday everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the three day weekend! I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun project, but for now I wanted to share these beautiful peonies I picked up for Memorial Day.

PS If you live near a Trader Joe’s, rush out today– I was able to get 5 stems for $6!

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