Tanya Visser, South Africa’s gardening guru, says that flower crowns have been taking the world by storm as a go-to accessory.
This is not exactly a gardening project, but this Garden Day (Sunday, 15 October) is all about downing the tools and spending some enjoyable quality time celebrating our gardens.
One idea is to pick a few flowers and greenery from the garden and make flower crowns.
Here’s how to make your own:
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Floral wire cutters
Choose flowers that you like, suit the colour scheme you’re going for and how big you want the crown to be. (If you want to make a flower crown that will last for more than a few days, you can even use silk flowers.)
- Take a piece of floral wire and form it into a circular shape. Rest it on your head to see how long the wire needs to be to form a loose crown. Cut off excessive wire and bend the rest into a circular shape. Tape the circle shut with floral tape, wrapping the tape around the wire several times.
- Choose your greens and flowers. You should start your crown with a layer of pretty greenery that covers the wire, and which will act as the base of your crown. Tape the greenery in place with floral tape.
- It’s time to add your flowers. Make sure the flower stems are at least 8cm long (trim stems to length with scissors or wire cutters), and tape the stem to the crown using floral tape. Just like with the greenery, you’ll want to wrap the tape around the stem about four to five times to make sure it stays. Add as many flowers to the crown as you want to.
However you choose to celebrate Garden Day, share your photos on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #GardenDay.