I am never well prepared for birthday celebrations. Gwen is unlucky enough to have been born two weeks before Christmas, meaning I am even less prepared than usual, preoccupied with the other holidays surrounding. I’m not so awesome at throwing beautiful themed parties with all handmade everything, and I can’t afford to sink a house payment into Etsy
A few weeks before her 3rd birthday in 2009, G requested a flower crown to wear at her party. So, of course, I made her one… the day of her birthday. It took about two hours total and cost about $10. Here’s what you need:
- 20-gauge wire
- ~30 1″ fabric flowers (I used 5-6 bunches from Hobby Lobby)
- scissors and wire cutters (though I just used scissors… wire cutters would have been easier)
- hot glue
Pictures and steps after the jump.
I made this crown over two years ago and it is still a regular in our dress-up repertoire. The nice feature of the wire is that it can be bent all sorts of ways, stuck into an overnight bag or dress-up box, taken out and reshaped again with ease. The flowers I used are a thick, soft material that does not crease.
I hope you’re better than me at planning for birthdays, but even if you’re not, this crown is a perfect last-minute gift or even party favors. Have fun crafting!