I somehow seem to have a certain adoration for Victorian fashion. Interestingly, in Victorian England no party dress was complete without a garland of flowers wrapped elegantly around the head throughout a profusion of curls.
I could wear one to every occasion, in every season. But I'll need a fresh supply of flowers quite frequently and also learn how to make a garland, seems easy but knowing the technique is always helpful .One plus, I'd smell of flowers without having to wear perfumes! Awesome much?
Here I found five simple steps to make a headpiece. Enjoy!
|1. Allow the flowers to stand in a preservative solution in a cool place for several hours.|
|2. Measure a piece of floral wire to fit the size of the persons’ head. Allow a little extra at each end. Coiled wire is better for head garlands, because it takes a circular shape. Make a|
hook and eye at the ends of the wire. Bind the wire with stem wrap floral tape.
|3. Wire and tape the individual flowers and leaves. |
|4. Tape the individual flowers and leaves to the taped wire.|
|5. Add ribbon streamers down the back.|