There is something simple, sweet and girlish about a flower head wreath. And I’ve always had a hankering to make a wildflower one. As a family, we’ve been taking the Love the Moment Challenge and the challenge for the day was 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. Our car broke down — true — right near a gorgeous patch of wildflowers. I know they were probably weeds but they look oh-so-pretty don’t you think? While we waited for RACQ to come, we made flower head wreaths. I can tell you, 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 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 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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