I have been thinking about what unusual Christmas presents that I could get for some friends – not just the typical beauty gifts or products from the million gift guides online and it got me thinking about the Flower Crown Making Workshop that I did as part of Sligo Design Week. The workshop that I went to was held by Sophie Skinner from Space to Grow. It was such a fun evening and it was something that I had not done before.
To make a flower crown – you start with a double wire band that should comfortably on your head (try and fit two fingers under the side also), the crown will bulk out when you add in the flowers and foliage. What we then did was add in 4 large roses in any colours that took your fancy – I of course choose bright pink and yellows! You then use florists green tape to attach the large flowers to the band.
You can then weave smaller flowers and greenery through the bands and around the main pieces. What I really enjoyed was trying to figure out where to place the pieces for maximum impact and for colour symmetry. I’ll be honest – it is actually a lot harder to do than it looks! It is quite difficult to weave all the smaller flowers around the band and not break any of the petals off other flowers.
Something crafty would be such a fun and unique present to give to someone as well. It may not be flower related – perhaps a wood craft session or lino printing or clay modelling or even membership to a sewing group! It’s about thinking outside the box and getting a present for someone that will be unexpected and also fun as well as social. Especially if the person is older – doing a class can be a great way for them to meet new people and socialize more.
If you do think that Flower Crown making could be a good match Sophie does do hen party style events and is also an awesome horticulturist! She is based in Sligo and you can contact her on Facebook or check out her instagram to see moe of her work. She can also be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.