There is something simple, sweet and girlish about a flower head wreath. My husband had the day off work this day, so we decided to go for a drvie in the country. Our car broke down, right near a gorgeous patch of wildflowers. While we waited for roadside assistance to arrive, we made flower head wreaths. We didn’t mind the wait. Not at all.
How to Make a Flower Head Wreath
Bag Ties: You know the ones that come in freezer bag packet? That’s what I used. As an alternative, pipe cleaners, string, wool or craft wire can be used.
Wire Craft Circle Ring 20 cm: I purchased mine from Spotlight.
Fresh or fake flowers
1. Lay the first flower along the outside of the circle.
2. Wind the stems of the flowers around the wire.
3. Keep in place by twisting a bag tie around the flowers. If you’re using wool or string, you need to continuously lay flowers and wind wool over the top to keep it in place.
4. Repeat until the wire is covered in flowers.
Tip: If you’re using something with wire to hold the flowers in place, it’s a good idea to make sure the end part is facing outward so it does’t poke into the head. Another idea is to use wool over the top as a buffer.
What a beautiful time! Here are some pictures of our finished flower head wreaths.
This activity is fun for boys too. My son loves picking flowers. He wasn’t keen to wear the wreath but he had fun collecting flowers for me and looking for interesting things to see along the way.
We found these beetles. After googling, I think they may be Botany Bay Diamond Weevil Beetles (Chrysolopus spectabilis).
It’s summer here in Australia and it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and the flowers…even if they are weeds.
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