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Flower Girl Accessories: Make Her Hair Wreath Yourself & Save
Flowers from your garden.
Flower girls are precious and add so much to the wedding ceremony. You can make their hair wreaths yourself from flowers in the garden. This top wreath was made from things in my garden and with two pipe cleaners, some ribbon and glue it cost less than $3.00.Flowering bushes usually have some tiny flowers that are perfect.
Flower Girl Wreath DIY
What you will need.
If you don't have a garden or flowers you can buy some from the local florists. For the second photo wreath, there are pink and white wax flowers, purple statice, yellow yarrow and leather leaf for greens. One stem of each is plenty for one wreath.
You will need:
1.Floral Glue, from Michaels about $8.00 (I suspect this is nothing more than old fashioned model plane glue, the stinky stuff) or Floralife glue
2.Green or white pipe cleaners, 2
3.A few green leaves, ivy is perfect, as long as they are small leaves
4.Small flowers from your garden or market. Look for little, lightweight flowers and buds and berries.
5. Ribbons. For covering the pipe cleaners you need 1 or 2 yards of inexpensive acetate ribbon, either white or green. Usually this can be purchased from a florist or by the yard at Michaels.Size #9
FIRST STEP: Take 2 pipe cleaners and twist them together at the tips to make one long piece. Don’t form a circle with it yet. Eventually it will form into a circle to go around flower girl’s head. Make a small loop at one end and a hook at the other. This is adjustable but better get an idea of the child’s head size and make it an inch longer. You can adjust it later by bending and/or cutting the pipe cleaner.
SECOND STEP :With the pipe cleaner opened, take the inexpensive acetate ribbon that you bought from the florist (white or green ribbon), and wrap it snugly down the entire length of the pipe cleaners. You can see the ribbon twisted around the pipe cleaners in the picture. Fasten the ends with your floral glue. Pull it tight. It doesn’t have to be perfect because you are going to cover it. Just need to hide the pipe cleaner
While that's drying, take all your flowers and your leather leaf and cut them into little pieces that you can glue. Glue your little green fern or ivy pieces down first then go around the wreath with the tiny flowers.
A beautiful effect in winter is an all white wreath using New Love Baby's Breath, some Diamond Dust sparkle and white ribbon. Your flower girl will look like an angel. Also “peel off” sticky rhinestones can be dotted on the flowers. For the diamond dust you will need a can of spray glue. When you have finished gluing on flowers, lightly spray the entire wreath with spray glue then shake on the diamond dust. (It's prettier than glitter)
Third Step: Ribbons: We used an inexpensive white acetate wrapping ribbon for the pipe cleaners, then several lengths of l/8 inch satin ribbon for streamers and one sheer ribbon to make a bow to cover the hook in the back. The ribbon is the hardest part and you will just need to experiment.
There are so many interesting trims at Michael's you can customize your work with sequins or sparkles, ribbons and trims.
Keep it Fresh!
Encase your work in a baggy after lightly misting it with water. Put on the bottom shelf in your refrigerator. Remember flowers turn brown if they get too cold, so be sure it's sealed into a plastic bag and not directly in front of the air flow.