I’m thrilled to continue our guest series dedicated to sharing creative ideas for Thanksgiving centerpieces with Holly from theflowerdrum! Her playful floral crowns are a fun idea if you’re looking for a unique way to dress up your holiday guests. xo, grace
Howdy Doody, viewers! I’m Holly of theflowerdrum and I have self-diagnosed obsessive-compulsive flower disorder or “OCFD.” Funnily enough, I was asked to contribute something “Thanksgivingy.” I’ll explain why it’s funny: here in Australia, we give thanks all the time, we just don’t have turkey and pumpkin pie to celebrate it, nor do we get the day off to eat the aforementioned delicious feast. A few years back, however, I was lucky enough to experience a true Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania. My brother’s wife is from that side of the world, and so we thought, “let’s go and have Thanksgiving in America!” We ate and ate and ate and eventually slipped into a turkey coma. I sure wish I had been wearing one of these flower crowns to mask the embarrassing sleep-drool that occurred thanks to my food-induced nap. After the jump, I’ll teach you how to make your own flower crown, which is easily customized depending on the flowers and vines available in your own area. — Holly
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Here is a step-by-step on how to create your very own flowerdrum flower crown:
1. Find some ivy vine or something similar; you may have this growing in your very own yard or perhaps your neighbors’ yard. Cut off a few pieces long enough to wrap around your head.
2. Get everything you need and put it in your work area. For these crowns, I used a mix of wax flowers, berries and corn flowers . . . I’m not too sure what kind of flowers you guys are rolling with right now, so just pick your favorites! (And something that will last out of water for a while.)
3. Wrap some wire around the crown to create the shape you want as shown in the picture below.
4. Now you are ready to start poking in your flowers! Woohoo! Twist and slide the flowers in between the ivy vine and the wire, and the little pretties should be secure.
5. There are no rules when it comes to making flower crowns; have as many or as little as you want, wherever you want! I always love to have something that smells nice included in my crowns, so you can see here that I snuck in a sweet-smelling little freesia.
6. Once you think you have enough flowers in your crown, you are RTG (ready to go!). But watch out because you are going to be good enough to eat!