Blooms on your hairBy Krista Rodriguez
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Trends come and go, just as the seasons do. Some trends become mere memories, as new ones overtake them.
But more often than not, we can’t help but take a walk down memory lane and revive those classic styles, proving that yesterday’s fads can stay in vogue.
Back in the day, flower wreaths were a popular tradition, especially for brides and flower girls. Young maidens of poorer families, unable to afford the grand jewels of the wealthy, would dress their hair with a circlet of fresh flowers. Those flowers were picked from bountiful gardens as vibrant as Paris’ Jardin de Luxembourg in summertime, and woven into little wreaths that elegantly sat atop their heads.
Since 2012, dainty flower crowns have been back. The new floral headpieces are soft and sweet, but with a bold, high-fashion edge.
Full-flower crowns are perfect for music festivals and fancy photo shoots, but more wearable versions of the trend have been around for quite a while now, and are certainly here to stay.
Short hair, long hair, an updo or beach waves—any hairstyle can use a flower crown. This is why it is one of the most wearable trends.
Celebrities such as Katy Perry, Kirsten Dunst, Paris Hilton, Keira Knightley and Lady Gaga have also been seen sporting this soft whimsical look.
Flower crowns are a key trend not only because they can perk up a girl’s look, but more importantly, because they are also very easy to design and make. They can be bought in popular clothing brands and accessories stores.
To save, make them yourself and design the perfect flower crown that best suits your personal style.
Plus, do-it-yourself projects exploit your creativity and are fun. So, here are five simple steps to make that flower crown you deserve.
- Visit a craft shop or a home décor store and buy faux flowers in the color, size and kind you like. Also, buy thin wire, green floral tape and glue stick for a glue gun.
- Shape the wire into a circle to fit your head, then secure its ends.
- Pick the flower buds from the stems, then let your creativity take over. You can design a full crown or a simple, dainty one, a crown of one type and color or a vibrant variation—it’s up to you. Wrap thin wires around each bud, twist it onto your wire base. To fill in empty spots, you can also attach leaves or smaller flowers. Also, if some parts are not secure, you can use your glue gun to attach buds.
- Once you have attached the flower buds, wrap everything with the floral tape to conceal the wires and to make the base appear like the stem.