Crisp fall afternoons are my absolute favorite. The ones where the sun shines down just right, illuminating all that surrounds you in a way that’s nothing short of magic. Celebrate this beautiful season with a walk through nature, collecting foliage as you go. When you come back home, construct a fall crown with these pieces of nature. It won’t be bursting with color and fresh blooms as spring or summer would call for. This season is about being softer, and more delicate, and your crown will be, too.
Greens and dried foliage of your choice (If you can’t find any in the wild, a local flower shop will have what you need)
Floral stem wire (enough to wrap around your head – you can find this at a craft store or flower shop)
Green paddle wire (I used 26-gauge – you can also find this at a craft store or flower shop)
1. First, construct the crown base using floral stem wire. Cut it a few inches longer than the circumference of your head, and create a hook at either end. Hook both ends together.
2. Take your first piece of nature and cut it to your desired length. To attach it to your crown base, first wrap an inch or two of paddle wire around both the base and the greenery. Twist the remaining wire together, and then continue to wrap this around the crown base, as shown below.
3. Do this in two or three spots along the length of the plant if necessary, until the it feels secure.
4. If you’re using a thicker plant, you can first poke the paddle wire through it before wrapping it around the crown base. This gives a more secure hold.
5. Continue attaching more bits of nature to your base. I loved adding twigs and dried plants to the crown to accentuate the feeling of fall.
6. Fill out the crown as much as you like. I liked keeping mine delicate because it felt more in line with the season to me.
Any greens may start to wilt within the first day, so I’d advise to create it the same day you’d like to wear it! I think this can also double as a pretty fall wreath. :)
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