I'm obsessed with anything floral, especially hair garlands. They're the symbol of spring/summer, longer nights, warmer days and, of course, festivals. I'm going to V Festival this year, and for me, festivals are all about fringed kimonos, light-wash shorts and floral hair garlands. I figured, why not try my hand at crafty DIY? Even if it is for dummies such as myself! I must of spent about 15 minutes of my lunch break scouring the internet and googling ways to make one; all shouting different techniques and materials needed to create it. But, I thought - there must be a simpler way to make one at an affordable price. I set myself a mission to make the prettiest DIY floral garland that I could, with it being as cheap as possible too....
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
2x Floral Decorations
1x Plain Headband
It's super easy to create this floral hair garland! All you do, is take one flower from the bunch, and literally wrap/twist it's stem around the headband. Try to make sure that the 'stem' is tightly wrapped around it, so that it doesn't fall off and move about, but also to make sure that there's no silver metal from the headband still visible.
I then take a different type of floral decoration, and again, twist it around the headband just like the previous one. It's really just as simple as that! If I can do it, Anyone can do it! You also don't have to buy these from Hobbycraft if you don't have a local one, sometimes these cute little fake floral arrangements tend to be available from Poundland!
It just takes a little bit of patience, and you will truly start to see it come together. I particularly LOVE the blue florals, as it also had that floral buds mixed in with the artificial leaves, which makes it look all the more detailed and realistic. Not only that, Hobbycraft have a massive range of diverse flowers in all shapes, sizes and colours. The reason why I went for these, is because they're unique, and they are pastel. Both on trend for this season, and just ultra stylish for those that aren't too daring with bright colours.
This is the final, finished effect! I personally think that these look like the type of floral hair garlands that are sold in the likes of Topshop and River Island, instead of New Look or Primark which are just made using material. I managed to create this beautiful hair garland for a festival vibe, at the affordable price of £3.00!
Would you wear this? Did you find this DIY helpful at all?
As always, let me know what you think!
Lots of love,