One of my favorite things about the holidays is as inspired I become DIY my own party decoration from scratch. I love surfing a nice decoration holiday home in stores this time of year, but I prefer making special pieces to display in my house. I’ll be hosting a holiday party this weekend for my family and friends, and I’ve been brainstorming my party decoration recent weeks. One idea that really stuck with me was making my own Christmas wreaths for the party. I’m not talking about garlands of greenery false destined to last all month long, but instead, beautiful creations using fresh flowers and add a special home decoration evening event a special touch. Thus in our photo shoot LaurenConrad.com vacation, my team and I arrived with four designs using crown of fresh flowers and greenery.
below is a unique opportunity to see how we create our crowns. And be sure to let me know what your favorite in the comments below …
The first thing we did the morning of our crown of the head decisions was to downtown Los Angeles to make a great career in the flower market. If you live in Los Angeles and has never been in the flower market before, you have to go. It is a treasure trove of the most beautiful flowers.
Then we went home and began to make the base of our crowns. To do this, we bought these wire mesh crowns , it really helped us get our start using a perfect circle like shape. We cut pieces of wire to hold different green areas to the base wire from there.
The vegetation that we use for our crowns included two different types of eucalyptus, three different types of pine (everything from the flower market ) and fresh rosemary in bloom from my own garden. Add enough vegetation to the base wire until we could not see the frame more. You can make your DIY crown as complete or as simple as you want.
Then came the fun part: Adding floral accents our four crowns. Four crowns wanted a different look, so I kept that in mind when I bought my flowers in the morning …
The same method was used to attach the flowers as we did for the vegetation at the base of the wreath: Just work the stems of flowers in vegetation, and closed with small pieces of floral wire (or floral tape). Some of the flowers we use, like roses and peonies garden, were not strong enough to wire stems. Therefore, for these, I took my glue gun and started gluing away.
When you’re making wreaths of fresh flowers like these, you want to pick up gently to his crown when you think might be done to ensure that nothing falls to the ground. If something does not fall out of place, put your crown back on the work surface and place the fallen pieces again. Do this until you are sure that everything is secure so that you can hang your crown upright.
As I said above, these crowns are not made to last all month, beautiful flowers will stay fresh for about 48 hours or a weekend. That said, they are perfect for making crowns before hosting a party at home. When you have completed your crown, make sure sprayed with fresh water, and give it one more spray than an hour before guests arrive. Then be sure to note how many accolades you receive in your handmade wreath as your guests walk through the door …
And there you have it. As you can see, making crown is fairly easy. There are so many ways to customize your crown to make it special so it fits with the decor of your home. If you want a crown that lasts all month, just follow the steps above using fake greenery and flowers imitation of your local craft store.
Just be warned that any of you pet owners out there could find their furry friends help with the process …
make happy hand, everyone!
Which of the above crowns was your favorite?
I want to know below, and share your process down if given a crown DIY this season.
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