As Summer passes into Fall, there’s an undeniable energy in the air. It’s time for an update—a fresh take on life as we welcome the next year ahead. For Sun.Flowers this Autumn, we naturally look for a way to incorporate our sunny blooms into a look! We challenged fashion blogger Belles Vies to this hair-raising task, and the results were beautiful. With a little inspiration and a few tools, you can create your own Sunflower crowns!

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Growing up in the midwest meant attending the most gorgeous, abundant farmer’s markets all summer-long with my mother, as she stocked the house with seasonal produce and fresh, vibrant flowers. The end of Summer was always my favorite time of year because Sunflowers began populating the stands, their bright petals and contrasting centers mesmerizing and captivating my attention, and I found myself wanting to fill every corner of our home with them to bring sunshine into every room. When I traveled to France, my love was cemented upon discovering the expansive fields of Sunflowers growing in abundance during late summer in the countryside. I love that Sunflowers are beloved and enjoyed by people all over the world.

IMG_0873-webI have a love for flower crowns bordering on an obsession,  and it turns out Sunflowers are an excellent choice for crowns! Their thick stems easily wrap all the way around the crown base, creating a sturdy foundation. The blooms naturally turn toward the sun and they have a perfect bend right at the base of the flower to allow the bloom to lay flush against your head. So go ahead and have your own love affair with Sunflowers in your own DIY flower crown using my tutorial below!

Supplies:

  • Jewelry wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Wired twine
  • Floral wire
  • Sunflowers
  • Greens if you want to add some filler

{Step 1}
Extend the wired twine around your head where you would like the crown to sit. Leave about an inch of extra space since the stems will be wrapped around the twine adding to the circumference. Cut the twine with the jewelry wire cutters and twist the ends together.

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{Step 2}
Place the head of the flower where you would like it to be located on the crown, then wrap the stem around the twine and cut the stem in a place where it is secured but won’t be sticking out from the crown. Continue to do so with as many Sunflowers as you would like to use. I prefer to use odd numbers but you can do whatever you desire!

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{Step 3}
Use the floral wire to secure the Sunflower to the crown. This is also a good way to ensure the flower is positioned as close to the base of the crown as possible using the floral wire. If you desire some additional greens or want to cover the stem, you can use the floral wire to secure these, too.

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