How to Make a Flower Garland Headdress

Overview

A garland of fresh flowers crowning the head of a bride or flower girl adds a nature touch to a summer wedding. A flower garland headdress adds a note of authenticity to a costume for a Renaissance fair, or can designate the guest of honor at a birthday party. Choose long-lasting, sturdy flowers such as rosebuds or carnations, and handle the flowers gently to avoid bruising them while constructing the garland.

Step 1

Clip the stems off the flowers close to the head of the flower.

Step 2

Cut a length of thread 48 inches long. Thread the needle, doubling the thread and knotting the end.

Step 3

Thread the first flower into the needle, inserting the needle up through the flower from the stem.

Step 4

Continue to string flowers until you have a section 16 to 18 inches long for a woman or 12 to 15 inches for a child.

Step 5

Push the flowers up the string until you have a long tail of thread at either end of the garland. Knot the ends of the thread together, tying the knot close to the flowers.

Step 6

Tie ribbon streamers around the knot to hide it and as decoration for the headdress.

Things You'll Need

  • Three or four dozen mini carnations or rosebuds
  • Scissors
  • Heavy duty nylon thread
  • Darning needle
  • 6 yards satin ribbon in various colors for streamers

References

  • Floristry Expert: How to Make a Flower Headdress
  • Save On Crafts: How to Make Floral Garlands
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Cynthia James is the author of more than 40 novels and her nonfiction work has appeared in publications ranging from Modern Bride to Popular Mechanics. A graduate of Sam Houston State University, she has a degree in economics. Before turning to freelancing full time, James worked as a newspaper reporter, travel agent and medical clinic manager.