Friday, 9 September 2016

A flower crown for the end of summer.

I do tend to get a bee in my bonnet sometimes. Whenever I get a crafting idea, that's it, I have to make it happen!
And I mean IMMEDIETLY!!! 
Flower crowns were something I had seen popping up all over the place this summer, so of course my crafting bee started buzzing!

I popped in to a little florist and picked out some pretty blooms. 

And settled down with a friend and plenty of refreshments at hand, and just messed around with my flowers and some pipe cleaners.

I twisted everything together with as much artistic flair as I could muster in a cafe, huddled away from the rain outside and the unsure glances of the waiters. And it came together pretty well in the end.  

The flowers sit just at the front, the back is only pipe cleaners twisted together for support. 

Outfit Details
Blouse- Urban Outfitters
Skirt- Me made (self drafted)
Shoes- New look
Cardigan- Marks and Spencer
Earrings- Vintage- Bow and Crossbones

It was a lot of fun wearing this flower crown for the day!
 I got so many compliments from passers by too!

This look is my meadow frolicking look, which incidentally ended up looking a bit Dorothy Gale. 
But I'm totally fine looking like Dorothy, in fact it's an added bonus!

To keep the Dorothy look going strong, I took some lovely photos with my friends dog Phoenix. He plays the Todo role very well!

Such an adorably little guy!

And one of the basket. Because when you have a basket full of flowers and strawberries, there is nothing prettier!




  1. Clever lady, that's a brilliant job! You do indeed capture the meadow-frolick perfectly here. Beautiful! x

  2. Gorgeous! Do you think you will do the same kind of crown with some more autumnal flowers? It would be fun to see what you came up with. Christie

    1. What a fantastic idea! I would never have thought of that! I will definitely have a go!

  3. Whenever I see something I want to make, I assume someone else has probably beaten me to it and done a better job and go buy it ;) I can't really believe you just put some flowers and pipe cleaners together and got this beautiful crown at the end! x

    1. Me too to be honest, but somehow it usually all works out.

  4. I would never ever have thought that you just threw this together in a cafe! That's amazing. It really suits you too. Lovely.

  5. So completely beautiful! There is such a powerfully lovely sense of joi e de vivre about this darling summertime ensemble.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

  6. Lovely flowers! I've never worn a crown of real flowers, just fake ones, but I imagine that real ones would be so romantic!
    The Artyologist

  7. I adore flower crowns and I think it's marvelous that you made a real flower crown! It's so lovely, and I really adore all the shade of purple... Plus, strawberries and wicker baskets! It's a summer meadow frolic in every sense of the word! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill