It’s about that time again! I’ll be hosting another free DIY workshop with Langford Market at their new West Ave. location in Houston next sunday December 15th. We’ll be making these gold leaf ornaments I shared a few weeks ago, plus free drinks, sweets, giveaways and more, what’s not to be excited about?!
As promised, here is the tutorial for the DIY floral headpieces I taught at Texas Antiques week in Round Top! I’m no green thumb or flower genius, so I’m sure there are plenty of tips to make this tutorial a bit better, but it’s simple enough to where anyone can make them.
The most commonly asked question is how long do the flowers last, which depends a lot on the flowers you choose and the weather conditions. If it’s hot and humid out and you choose delicate flowers, it won’t hold up well. The carnations, billy buttons, berries, and baby’s breath that we used held up the entire day in hot Texas weather, which is quite a feat!
- Flowers of your choice
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Needle nose pliers
- Wire twig (optional for aesthetics)
First, make a loop using floral wire that is a tiny bit bigger than where you’d like the headpiece to lay on your head. I think diagonal looks best, but making it a tiny bit bigger will keep it the right size after you start adding flowers which bulk it up.
Next, use things like wildflowers to start filling in the base, by taking a 1.5inch piece of floral wire and wrapping part of it around the middle of the stem and the remaining strands of wire around the base loop. To attached larger blooms, string floral wire through the back of the bloom’s base and then twist each side of the wire onto the base loop, again. Make sure you use the needle nose pliers to push any ends of the wire that may be poking out. They do not feel good!
Continue filling up the headpiece with as many blooms as you’d like. If you have lighter hair that the floral wire shows up on, you can use wire twig to wrap around the entire base to add a more rustic look to it.
If Round Top Antiques Fair happens to be local to you this weekend, then you’re in luck! Langford Market and Sugar & Cloth are teaming up again for another DIY event at the fair! This Sunday we’ll be making floral headpieces (to help you buy antiques with?), from 2-6 pm at the Langford Market booth in Warrenton. I’d love to meet you there! As usual, if you’re not local, you won’t miss out on anything. I’ll still post the recap and tutorial here next week.
Hope everyone has a great weekend! xo
You know you’re a true DIY’er when you can add golden ramen noodle trophies to your project resume. I’m proud to announce that I now have two notches for these babies, one for the winner of tonight’s Great Ramen Noodle Challenge as chosen by the judges, and one runner up for guest choice from our last event at Ikea Houston !
What’s the craziest DIY you’ve ever made? Does it include spray painting ramen noodles, or better? Let’s hear it!
Last but not least, the randomly selected winner (using random.org) of the Third Floor Design Studio print set and Ikea gift card is Natasha Stroud Hoover! Congrats Natasha, email me – ashley(at)sugarandcloth.com!