Flower Girl Baskets & Crowns

Lesson 2 of 3

Creating the Flower Crown Structure

 

Flower Girl Baskets & Crowns

Lesson 2 of 3

Creating the Flower Crown Structure

 

Lesson Info

Creating the Flower Crown Structure

We will continue with our crowns now we'll start with just making one basic kind of sweet crown which I mean spy sweet I mean just using one sort of green on these lovely carnations and then if we have time we could maybe make another one with the bigger flowers and just play around so I got some vines and again kanna I'm going to assume this but we don't need anything other than the foliage to make this happen and I know you get again you know it goes along with my keep it simple philosophy we just will use the full I even started a process right here if you can see um we'll go along with our foliage and we use some of the ah weir and that's maybe a little bit of tape over the wire to keep it from being pokey and that's it so I'm going to cut some of these just so we could have enough for everyone you want to choose the the sort of vine that's going to help you create a crown that's soft enough in this case I'm going to cut this right here and then you can play around with it and you ...

consider the size of the head yeah so here we're making it for us for us really because I was gonna wear it after this if it was a little girl they would have to be a little bit smaller but you just kind of go like this to make sure it doesn't look it's not too big or too small for your own head let's start with this is a good one to start with this would be perfect for the girl it's short enough but you can extend this with your wire we'll start with thes and I'll show you guys what to do with the leaves so that they don't look so out of whack maybe you think you might need some more leads that so I'll give you this too will take some more from here and these are can we remind us the name of this fine one more time the crown of the vine they are they're a type of jasmine that hasn't doesn't have blooms yet on dh I forget the exact name of the jasmine but there's so many um jasmine lines out there um and then we could maybe use this's honeysuckle I was able to find some in my yard that were loomed so I brought some and maybe we could incorporate some of that in here. Well, maybe I'll save some for if we have time we could do another crown, I'll save this one for that it sure smells good though I like the color of these leaves so I'm going to have you guys all use a little bit in the crown and it doesn't matter what what the shape or the color of the leaves are no this's long as it's called a compliment that the flower exactly so let's start making the bass like I did over here mine doesn't have very many leaves on it, but I'm going to fix that so I'm going to see this is too big for my head oh how you wanna where do you want to wear it kind of like this or do you want it to be thrusting on your hair on your head on? It depends on what your own preferences I don't want it to be so far down on my face so I'm going to make it a little bit more like michelle's wait so funny we'll fix the fact that those leaves looked that way with some wire and how are we hooking these two together? Why're do you know why right there yes, yes fine was I have like a more mature and I just kind of warms up with my hands and worked it so where I was kind of breaking down the structure but not not snapping it what happens if you snap it floral tape, little tape and then if it's released if you can cut it just if you have enough of the vine you could cut it and just not not use it at all like the bottom of this I was considering cutting it but but it kind of started working with me. You just have to kind of feel it there's not a very particulary stp for it and that wire is justice for oh, yeah, well, wire, they have thicker ones or thinner ones, and it sort of helps many, many people, you know, help you manipulate this crown. I want some foliage on mine since minus so bear, I'm going to start putting some around this and I'll kind of twisted around the other one and start with me wiring it. I would think that for these branches that there's sort of a sweet spot there when they're not too young and they're still pliable, but you don't want them when they matured to be brittle. Exactly some of these were a little too sick, but that's what I had at my disposal, something about the gardener at my house, he if I have really long jasmine branches or vines, he cuts them got mad at him, I said, don't cut those or I have bushes of rosemary's and he cuts them all. He trains them all and I don't I don't like it because I want to be able to use the rosemary in my arrangements and when you cut him there's only this much left for you to use, and I don't have any stem room to work with and how is that working with the gardener to you do they help you just for the visual maintenance or yeah he's what they call the aa the moment blow guy he's very sweet guy but he's probably one of the hardest working men I've ever seen in my life sweet man but yeah, because I'm so involved on my own that I don't need him to do too much on dh like I like tio cut the dead flowers off of the roses myself and I liked I'm the one who makes sure that they don't have any pests because I believe that if I spray it I probably do a better job than if he does so I'm going to do it myself and anyway that whole philosophy about if you want something done right do it yourself type of thing I do that when it comes to my garden but it seems like he'll at least let him take care of the stuff that you know yeah, I mean I want to do is really cool he's a cool guy and he'll do anything you ask him so that's really important to me he's very nice so overhears a lit bit bare I'm going to put my more leaves here how are you girls doing so a little know since you're just are different than mine I would say for these I would take these and wire them down or just this way just so you can have leaves all throughout your yes same same with you um why air these down? And if you have some extras you could depending on how you like it how much leaves you won on there you could take cut them you could even maybe caught this one and use some of the leaves on the side or he was thes to parliament I would take these and water down or maybe twist them kind of manipulate them so that they look pretty on and then put a little wire around this one for example like that it's all about that wild look you got the idea awesome how you finish off the ends of the wire so I going I twisted like this, I'll show you I twisted and then I push it down like this so this is a little I think it's a little rough which in the end I will cover with a little bit of the tape so go ahead, cousin hair exactly yeah, it could definitely hurt especially since this is a young girl you don't want himto so I'm going to continue with this I like the way this leaf is looking these leads are looking here notice how I'm not using wire cutter I just like to take my scissors and do as much as I possibly can with them if they work why not just do everything with them? Can you remind everyone out there watching the name of this fine now did you say this was jasmine mine? Yes ok and then the other vine the color the more forget the name of this fun I don't know sorry maybe somebody knows what it is they could help us maybe somebody is it honeysuckle this thing this is not a honeysuckle is that this one? I forget what it is it looks like ivy to me it's some sort of an I v but it has flowers but it's not it's not ivy it's it's some sort of line with flowers yeah what'd you know yes that's what it is thank you thinking what is it exactly you win flowers you get a crowd wait another question from snapdragon yeah they want to know why do you use the wire instead of the tape? Could you make crown entirely out of state? You could but why're helps with it being a manipulative you can manipulate it better you can maneuver it better so I do that first and then I cover it with tape and how are students finding is this hard? Is that easy? Is it a little kind of ah who's made crowns but thiss one might be new right? I make rounds but not out of the mine directly make grounds that flexible for a wire oh yeah and where yeah well that's what I like to spirit screener huh yeah I've done it with just the flowers and using this stems and you put those together perfect yeah that's what gives that great bass yeah yes the base so I look at this I I like how much green I have on it I don't need I don't want to add any more so I'm going to go and put some tape over my wire you don't want to use too much tape because even though it's green it's not very pretty and if you have some pieces of wire sticking out that you can feel it's poking your hand take your shears and kind of use those two neutralize it the little you got that chris I got to take another start making crown this actually might be really fun project if you have children yeah for guys tio single fathers out there looking for ways to connect and have fun I mean if you can sit down for a tea party yeah the crown of the our dimension total parties may be different costumes for how you always make things and have fun with it actually a great point over the holidays my family and I we we would take a lot of road trips long ones cross country road trips with our kids and so we went to we have family in texas both my husband sisters live in texas so for christmas we went to texas we drove to texas and there there there there are a lot of they have kids and their kids are all close in age with ours so after christmas we got everyone together and we in my sister in law's dining room we may flower crowns with the girls and it was so much fun we took pictures because it really does make a little girl feel feel very special yes her bouquet yes hours everyone doing coming along to be a princess but what I was saying earlier we will be channeling our woodland princess to this segment now as you guys are sort of moving along with these and tightening things up is important to kind of keep keep testing it out keep putting it on your head making sure it still fits you haven't tightened it to life for sure I think it's going to work in progress by this point it's too late for me it is it's changed a lot since we first started putting it together yeah, you could see how much work it takes the right to do this. Have you seen request floral crowns recently? Yeah, you know it's funny I do get request everyone loves when they see the photos of my floral crowns they love them and they all want them and then they get the price on everybody decides they don't want it require a lot all of sudden the flower girl doesn't really need a crown it costs because it's my time to do it what's your what do you charged? You know looking depending on what it is what's bars amusing like fifty to seventy five it's definitely more work than making up chris sarge definitely something it would help if you have a mirror to for this right teo on your head and cia absolutely. John is this something that you normally do having four because yeah, not home yes, I guess we should have had one here but yeah, I do you I have a mirror right there by where I work so it's kind of there without me having not get one one of our viewers says that's and they wore one than when they graduated. How this's perfect graduation season zero horner I love it very cool and I think in general flower crowns are a much more of a thing nowadays then they used to be one two girls agree? Yeah, I think the thing with all the headband yeah did you see catella all the pictures all henry's festivals you have things like this he's yeah that's right. All right, well it's thinking that's a little bit longer do this then it when we're making centerpieces, maybe we have another comment that chat rooms from snap dragging saying I bought a floral crown on a trip to hawaii to be a big thing there. I know a lot of people like to have flowers in their hair and wear crowns from their own, your tropical vacations and things like that. That's, a big thing in hawaii, yes way are spending quite a bit of time to set the foundation way, have ah, vina, debbie, behind me, says, so I can't wait to see how she attach is the block the way that the foundation first, though sorry, yes, I'm taking a little too long, maybe no, no, no, we're just telling you how excited we are, you know, you're doing fine. Chat room was loving it, so I like this. I will not see. This is exactly how I wanted it so.

Class Description

What could be sweeter than a wreath of blooms on a flower girl’s head? In Flower Girl Baskets & Crowns, Kiana Underwood will teach you everything you need to know about floral design for the wedding party’s tiniest member.

Kiana will show you how easy it can be to use fresh flowers to create beautiful crowns. She’ll also guide you through the process of constructing gorgeous, unique flower girl baskets.

In this fun and beginner-friendly class, you’ll learn how to create flower girl’s baskets and accessories that are lush, unique, and beautiful.

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