AUTOPLAY
Renaissance Craft: Floral Crown
22 steps
Gather materials: assorted flowers, floral wire, floral tape, heavy-duty scissors or wire cutters
1. Gather materials: assorted flowers, floral wire, floral tape, heavy-duty scissors or wire cutters
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Twist enough floral wire to fit the crown to your head, leaving a little room for the flowers
2. Twist enough floral wire to fit the crown to your head, leaving a little room for the flowers
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Tip: you can use pipe cleaners or a light- gauge wire from a hardware store.
3. Tip: you can use pipe cleaners or a light- gauge wire from a hardware store.
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Once you’ve twisted the wire into a circle, cover with floral tape, using extra at any joints.
4. Once you’ve twisted the wire into a circle, cover with floral tape, using extra at any joints.
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This step might take a minute. Press firmly on the tape to seal the end (it’s self adhesive).
5. This step might take a minute. Press firmly on the tape to seal the end (it’s self adhesive).
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The completed ring may not be a perfect circle. No worries!
6. The completed ring may not be a perfect circle. No worries!
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Next, cut the flower stems apart with heavy-duty scissors or floral wire cutters.
7. Next, cut the flower stems apart with heavy-duty scissors or floral wire cutters.
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Separate and cut carefully. Tip: regular scissors won’t work well.
8. Separate and cut carefully. Tip: regular scissors won’t work well.
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Next, decide which flowers you want to use and lay them out.
9. Next, decide which flowers you want to use and lay them out.
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Pick a flower to be your centerpiece. Trim and attach with floral wire.
10. Pick a flower to be your centerpiece. Trim and attach with floral wire.
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Choose and lay out the rest of your flowers to plan the placement.
11. Choose and lay out the rest of your flowers to plan the placement.
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Tip: for more impact with less- use fewer large flowers than this, they detract from each other.
12. Tip: for more impact with less- use fewer large flowers than this, they detract from each other.
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Begin to add your flowers, using a small piece of floral wire to attach each to the ring.
13. Begin to add your flowers, using a small piece of floral wire to attach each to the ring.
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Tip: you can use less wire than I do here; just make sure the flowers are secure.
14. Tip: you can use less wire than I do here; just make sure the flowers are secure.
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Choose and lay out any “filler” flowers for placement.
15. Choose and lay out any “filler” flowers for placement.
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Attach in several places with floral wire.
16. Attach in several places with floral wire.
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Next, add your decoration to the back. You can use raffia (as here) or ribbons.
17. Next, add your decoration to the back. You can use raffia (as here) or ribbons.
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Tip: if you use a wire ribbon or raffia, curl the ends around your finger to make ringlets.
18. Tip: if you use a wire ribbon or raffia, curl the ends around your finger to make ringlets.
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Wear your creation with pride.
19. Wear your creation with pride.
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Use it to complement your renaissance costume.
20. Use it to complement your renaissance costume.
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Tip: omit flowers near the back and add several different colored ribbons instead.
21. Tip: omit flowers near the back and add several different colored ribbons instead.
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Colorful and pretty!
22. Colorful and pretty!
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