There is something simple, sweet and girlish about a flower head wreath. My husband had the day off work this day, so we decided to go for a drvie in the country. Our car broke down, right near a gorgeous patch of wildflowers. While we waited for roadside assistance to arrive, we made flower head wreaths. We didn’t mind the wait. Not at all.
How to Make a Flower Head Wreath
- String or Wool
- Wire Craft Circle Ring 20 cm: I purchased mine from Spotlight.
- Fresh or fake flowers
1. Lay the first flower along the outside of the circle.
2. Wind the stems of the flowers around the wire.
3. Keep in place by twisting a piece of string around the flower stems. Continuously lay flowers and wind wool around to keep it in place.
4. Repeat until the wire ring is covered in flowers.
What a beautiful time! Here are some pictures of our finished flower head wreaths.
We found these beetles. After googling, I think they may be Botany Bay Diamond Weevil Beetles (Chrysolopus spectabilis).
The warmer months in Australia is a the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and the flowers.
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KatherineJanuary 4, 2011 at 10:31 am
Beautiful. I am very jealous…you are super talented with those. They look amazing!
Well done 🙂
Kelly Be A Fun MumJanuary 4, 2011 at 11:02 am
Aww, thanks hon. We had a lot of fun making them. And the colours are so vibrant!
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BookChookJanuary 4, 2011 at 10:55 am
But Kelly, what are the bugs? They are such a gorgeous colour!
Love the yellow and purple mixture, and this is a lovely idea.
Kelly Be A Fun MumJanuary 4, 2011 at 11:00 am
I KNOW! Aren’t they gorgeous?!! I’ll have to do a bit of a search to see if I can find out what they are called.
Kelly Be A Fun MumJanuary 4, 2011 at 11:17 am
@Kelly Be A Fun Mum,
After googling, I think they may be Botany Bay Diamond Weevil Beetles (Chrysolopus spectabilis).
BookChookJanuary 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm
@Kelly Be A Fun Mum, I think so too. It says they are found around your area. The colour changes to a greenish tone sometimes.
RobynJanuary 4, 2011 at 10:57 am
Oh they are gorgeous! They totally look hard to make though, wouldn’t have thought it would be so easy….we’ll have to try it! 🙂
Kelly Be A Fun MumJanuary 4, 2011 at 11:01 am
Really is ultra simple Robyn! The girls would love it!
Rebecca NewmanJanuary 4, 2011 at 4:53 pm
Oh, you all look gorgeous. Every Easter I think it would be a lovely thing to do (variation on Easter hats or something!) but I’ve never got around to it. Now I’m inspired!
Kelly Be A Fun MumJanuary 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm
OOOO, Easter Parade! What a good idea! I didn’t even think of that! 😀
ErinJanuary 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm
What beautiful flowers – and beautiful children! And beautiful mummy too 🙂
Somehow I have missed your ‘love the moment’ challenge (think after our holiday I have been skimming rather than reading round the blogosphere and know that I am still trying to catch up!) but after seeing it tonight I am going to take it on! What a lovely idea.
SheriJanuary 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm
What a beautiful bunch you are! And such a fantastic idea! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time. (Except maybe dad trying to deal with the car?) 🙂
No, No, No, Kelly, flowers are NEVER weeds! (There MAY be flower haters, who call them weeds tho.) In my opinion, placement is key. If they are located where you want/need them, they are flowers. If they are in your way or there are too many of them, THEN they are weeds!
Anyway, I can’t wait to see flowers again. It’s the middle of winter here and we just got 1 inch of snow overnight, which is mostly melted now. Glad I’m not further north where there is so much more.
Enjoy the warmth and all the summer fun. Can’t wait to hear about your next adventure!
Kelly Be A Fun MumJanuary 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm
@Sheri, I just can’t imagine all the snow…. I know grass is always greener on the other side but I have always dreamed of a white Christmas.
SheriJanuary 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm
@Kelly Be A Fun Mum,
I feel so bad for what you all have been going through! Snow here is nothing compared to the devastation there. Thoughts and prayers are with you! xo
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AngelaApril 1, 2011 at 6:05 am
Finally! Someone is showing off a wreath without it pertaining to a wedding!! I can’t wait to try this out with my girls, think we would really enjoy it. Glad I found your instructions!
Kelly BApril 1, 2011 at 8:44 am
You’re welcome Angela! My girls loved doing this…
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