One of my favorite things to make at the flower shop are headpieces. They have been a huge trend in weddings lately and make a beautiful accent piece for numerous special occasions.
Here is my step-by-step procedure for making a simple and easy lavender headpiece:
What You’ll Need
- Two pipe cleaners
- Lavender (about double the amount pictured)
- Floral Tape
I have wire pictured for if you decide to add full flowers. To do this, pierce the base of the flower below the head and thread the wire through. Make a short tail with the wires and cut them. Then wrap floral tape around the new stem. This will make a fake stem that is skinny enough to add to the headpiece.
Start by twisting two pipe cleaners together and making loops at each end. This will be the base for the whole headpiece so make it whatever size you prefer.
Take a small bundle of lavender and trim the ends. Then place at one end of the pipe cleaners and tape. I normally try to make it cover the loop, so it wont be as visible in the end.
Wrap the floral tape around the pipe cleaner and lavender a few times, right where the flowers start on the stem. Add another bundle slightly lower and repeat the same process. When doing this properly, you should not have to cut the floral tape until the very end.
Continue adding bundles and wrapping the tape around. Make sure you are only adding flowers to one side, making only the floral tape visible on the back side.
Don’t worry about cutting the stems super short as you go, they will make the crown more sturdy in the end.
When finished, trim the ends of the stems and cover with floral tape.
Take two pieces of ribbon and tie one on each end. You can make the ribbon as long or short as you like, just make sure it is long enough to make the crown fit around someones head. I like to wrap the ribbon around the pipe cleaner so it isn’t visible.
To tie – make a knot with one pair of the ribbon ends then take the other ends and tie a bow over the knot.
If you plan on wearing the crown, make sure you keep it refrigerated so it can be as fresh as possible when you put it on.
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this article!
P.S. – I apologize for the quality of some of the photos. I’m still trying to figure out my new camera 🙂