There is something simple, sweet and girlish about a flower head wreath. And I’ve always had a hankering to make one — having three girls and all — it seems fitting. As a family, we’ve been taking the Love the Moment Challenge and yesterday’s challenge was simply to take a few moments to smell flowers. My husband had the day off work so we decided to go for a drvie in the country. As you do. Our car broke down — true — right near a gorgeous patch of wildflowers. I know, I know, they’re weeds but they look oh-so-pretty don’t you think? As we waited for RACQ to come to our rescue, we made flower head wreaths (the activity I had planned to do anyway). I can tell you, we didn’t mind the wait. Didn’t mind at all.
How to Make a Flower Head Wreath
Bag Ties: You know the ones that come in freezer bag packet? Yep, that’s what I used. As an alternative, pipe cleaners, craft wire or string can be used.
Wire Craft Circle Ring 20 cm: I purchased mind from Spotlight.
Fresh or fake flowers
1. Place flowers facing outwards on the wire circle.
2. Wind the stems of the flowers around the wire.
3. Keep in place by twisting a bag tie around the flowers.
4. Repeat until the wire is covered in flowers.
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. If you don’t have girls, why not make a head wreath for yourself and get your little man to collect the flowers and see what else you can find 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.