Feel Pretty Today: DIY Flower Halo

11 Mar

I have always been a flowers in your hair kinda gal. They just make ya feel so pretty, even on just a regular ‘ole day!

I love, love, love this simple and beautiful DIY flower halo provided by Honestly…WTF, just in time for spring!

You’ll need a large silk flowerfloral tape, 2 pieces of 16 or 18 gauge floral cloth wire, a piece of 4 x 4″ green felt, a glue gun, a pair of wire cutters and scissors.

You’ll start by cutting 2 circles from the piece of felt at approximately 2″ in diameter. Form the wires of your halo by molding and bending each piece into a half circle. Lay the two half circles opposite of each other to create a single circle, laying it over the top of your head to check the fit. Wrap floral tape over 2 sections of overlapping wire at 11 o’clock and 3 o’clock. Trim any overlapping pieces with the wire cutters. (Click images to enlarge)

Using the wire cutters, cut the stem off the flower making sure the back is flat. Glue one of the felt circles to the back of the flower. Lay the 3 o’clock section of the halo on the backside of the flower. Sandwich the halo between the flower and the second felt circle with plenty of glue. As your pressing the two felt circles together, pull the halo up on its side, making it stand perpendicular to the back of the flower. Insert glue into any openings, making sure the two felt circles are sealed together.

The possibilities are endless with this as you can wrap flowers around half or the entire perimeter of the halo, reinforcing with glue. Or if wearing a halo just isn’t your thing, make a hair pin or brooch by gluing a large bobby pin or a pin back to the back of the first felt cutout.

Your flower halo is ready to wear!

Update: Here’s my version of this halo:



3 Responses to “Feel Pretty Today: DIY Flower Halo”

  1. Starr March 11, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    A wonderfully creative friend of mine in Charleston creates what she calls “hair moxie.” She made matching moxies for Carter and me that are felted flowers with “floating” butterflies. I need to upload a pic for you because I think you would love them! Originality & creativity are beautiful things!!!

    • stylishpiggy March 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

      Love that phrase “hair moxie”!!! I am sure that I would love them, upload a photo if you ever get a chance or shoot me a link to her site, if she has one:) Speaking of creativity, when are you writing your first book? You are skilled with the words, sister!

      • Starr March 12, 2011 at 11:57 am #

        Thank you, ma’am! With the way I procrastinate, a publication date is a ways off! 🙂 Amanda doesn’t have a site, but I will definitely upload the pics for you to see!

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