It’s officially summer, so of course you need a floral headpiece! Nothing says “I’m a relaxed fairy” like a handmade floral headpiece and nothing says “I’m an eco-friendly fairy” like an up-cycled, handmade floral headpiece! …And who doesn’t want to be a relaxed, eco-friendly fairy? I do!
It’s really easy (and more environmentally friendly) to make your own fake flowers – no need to raid your Grandma’s dusty silk ones. I used an old sheet and some rolls of lace ribbon and I love the way it turned out! Take a gander at the DIY video for the full tutorial…
Mr. Kate’s DIY Fabric Flower Headpiece
What You Need:
- An old sheet or fabric color of your choice
- Thick fabric – a felt to match your lighter-weight fabric or burlap
- A 3 inch by about 3 foot piece of chiffon or a fabric headband for your base
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Tapered lace ribbon (for the other kind of flower)
- Pearls or rhinestones, beads, etc. for the center bling
- Flower option one: Cut around a 2 inch strip from your sheet and cut square pieces from the sheet. Place a small dab of glue in the center of each square and squeeze all four sides together and twist, creating a little bunch. Hot glue 3 to 9 or so bunched squares to a 1 inch piece of thicker fabric (use the scrunched hem of a sheet or a piece of felt, burlap, etc.). Add pearls to various areas for more bling.
- Flower option two: Cut around a circular piece of felt or burlap, 1 inch in diameter. Glue the end of a tapered piece of lace ribbon to the center of your felt circle and spiral out from the center with the lace, gluing as you go. Trim once you can’t spiral any more. Glue some pearls or rhinestones in the center of your lace flower for more bling.
- Once you have a bunch of your two different kinds of flowers – the more the merrier – cut around a 3 to 4 inch wide strip from your chiffon of headband base fabric. Make sure it is long enough to tie around your head. I used the full yard width so I could make a bow and have the chiffon tails down my back.
- Glue your variety of flowers to the center of your headband strip and out. Try on your head as you go so you don’t cover the area where you will knot the headband to fasten.
- Let glue dry and tie on your head with a simple knot or bow at the nape of your neck.
Floral Headpiece Outfit:
- MinkPink lace shorts – from Urban Outfitters
- American Apparel top
- Thrifted lace camisole from the Goodwill
- Mr. Kate jewelry – shop here!