I have one more kinda summery DIY for you. Although, you can really make these all year – they would brighten up any indoor birthday party. Remember those magical three days I stayed at a treehouse with my bestie Emily last month? Well it happened to be her birthday while we were there AND I happened to have a bunch of flowers left over from a photo shoot. So when life hands you fresh flowers and a birthday you make fresh flower birthday hats.
So it started with this big bucket of flowers I had left over from a photo shoot. It kills me when I have fresh flowers at home and leave town. So yes, the flowers came on the roadtrip to the treehouse. All of them except those big peachy ones seemed to survive the trip.
All you need for this is some coloured poster board, a stapler or tape, and green floral wire. Measure your big head and make a semi-circle template for the hats. You can learn from my mistake and either make sure the hats are big enough to really get your head in there or use some elastic thread or ribbon to make a band for the hat so they stay on.
I know it hurts but you gotta chop up all the flowers. Cut off all the buds with about 1-2″ left for attaching to the wire.
Once you have your hats made, measure & cut a piece of floral wire that wraps around the base of the hate with a bit of wiggle room and extra for twisting the ends. Then you just start to play and layer your flowers with small pieces of wire. Start with the filler flowers & greenery then work up to adding the blooms.
You’ll end up with some gorgeous flower crowns. You can most definitely stop here and make flower crowns instead of birthday hats but since I already made a flower crown earlier this summer I thought I would try something different. (Note: if you’re going to stick with a flower crown, adjust the length of wire accordingly) Aren’t they pretty! That’s the great thing about flowers, they always make you look good because they kinda look great no matter
how you mess up what you do.