I recently purchased a dress designed by one of my fashion icons, Diane von Furstenberg. It is one of her classic wrap-dresses in a vivid print. Getting the dress is one thing, putting the entire outfit together is another. I felt like I owed it to the dress to elevate it somehow and I was on the fence about which direction to take. First, I was thinking of doing a sleek chignon with enormous amethyst earrings and strappy sandals. But the more I looked at the dress, I realized it gave me a definite Aztec vibe.
I’ve been waiting for the perfect occasion to make a fresh flower crown, and the dress was practically begging for it. I’ve never attempted to make a flower crown before, so I went with my gut instinct and bought flowers with lots of different textures. I wanted to bring in all the colors from the dress, so I got some solid purple and purple & white Lisianthus, white roses, and white gerbera daisies. Initially, I was going to stick with all the same colors in the dress, but I decided to add a bright yellow gerbera daisy as the focal point. Yellow and purple complement each other so perfectly, and it gave the headband that je-ne-sais-quoi. It was super easy to make and I love the way it turned out! Below are the step-by-step instructions.
Supplies: About 8-10 Flowers of your choice, floral tape (available at any florist), measuring tape, wire hanger, wire cutters, coordinating ribbon.
Measure the circumference of your head, unfold the wire hanger and cut it two inches longer than the circumference of your head to allow for overlap when attaching the ends of the wire together.
Shape the wire hanger into a circle. Using a strong tape (I used electrician’s tape) wrap the ends of the wire hanger together.
Wrap the wire hanger with floral tape. This will help hide the color of the hanger and help the flowers adhere to the wire crown.
Cut each flower so the stem is approximately 2″ in length and wrap the stem in floral tape.
Once all the flower stems are wrapped in floral wire, you can start adding the flowers one by one. Play around with the design, I found that mixing up the flowers worked well.
Attach each flower to the wire crown with floral tape. You can continue adding flowers all the way around, or stop about halfway (above each ear) and wrap the rest of the wire crown in ribbon and allow it to cascade down your hair.
Outfit Details: Diane von Furstenberg Abigail Printed Stretch-Jersey Wrap Dress & black cowboy boots