Floral crowns are gorgeous! They are such an easy and fun way to dress up any hairstyle. That makes them absolutely perfect for busy moms. Unfortunately, finding the perfect flowers to match your fall outfits can be difficult. The bulky flowers can also be too much for your autumn layers and boots. That doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a season of top knots and yoga pants (not that that is always a bad thing). Instead, take your fall hair from blah to wow with this easy DIY golden twig crown.
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- Plastic Headband (I recommend one with teeth because of how it is worn.)
- Floral Wire
- Small Twigs (Literally collected these with my kids from the backyard.)
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Gold Spray Paint
Thicker twigs that are not pliable need to be curved to make them form to the headband without breaking. Luckily, you can do this in 3 easy steps.
- Place your twigs in a container and cover with water. Weigh the twigs down with something if necessary.
- Soak the twigs for 12 to 24 hours.
- Carefully add the twigs to a round container one at a time. Allow them to dry completely.
Choose one of your longer twigs to add to the headband. Begin attaching it with your floral wire.
- I don’t recommend swapping out the floral wire for anything else that you simply have on hand. I started this project using Soft Illusion Cord to attach the twigs. It was too difficult to tighten and secure while also holding the twig in place.
- Don’t worry if your twig doesn’t completely cover your headband. You can add a second one to cover the rest. That’s what I had to do and it still turned out awesome.
- Also, leave an inch or so on either end of the headband. This lets it slip more easily into your hair.
Continue attaching your twig with the wire. You do not need to cover the entire twig. Using the wire every couple of inches will suffice.
If your first twig does not cover your headband, add a second one now.
Once your base twig or twigs are attached start adding additional twigs. These ones can be attached with hot glue.
- You will want to break these twigs into smaller pieces. This is what keeps them from coming off when you stretch the headband to place it on your head.
Continue adding twigs to your headband until you achieve your desired look.
Allow all of the hot glue to dry completely. This shouldn’t take too long.
Cover your entire crown with gold spray paint.
- You will need to do this one side at a time unless you have a way to suspend the headband while painting.
- If you choose not to prime the crown as I did, you will need to do 2 coats of paint for the best color result.
Let your paint dry completely before wearing your new golden twig crown.
This crown is so versatile that you can throw it in your hair to instantly upgrade your day outfit or weave it with a glam holiday up-do. It’s also so easy to make that you can easily and inexpensively make a second one in silver. With two in your arsenal you can match any outfit that the weather throws your way. Don’t’ forget to complete your entire autumn look with this Pretty Spooky Jack-o-Lantern Bracelet. It’s the perfect accessory to rock on your PSL holding hand!