Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Flower Crowns & Pinterest Poser Challenge

I love a flower crown. What could be happier than a crown made of flowers? Flower crowns are whimsical and summery and pretty.  

I know there are strong opinions and haters of flower crowns. (Click here for a funny take on haters.)   The haters think flower crown people are "posers" and that they try too hard and that the flower crown fad is so over. Some people feel especially hateful about using fake flowers on the crowns. But guess what...people that wear flower crowns don't judge them back or worry about haters because we are too busy being happy wearing flower crowns that represent frivolity and joy and summer.

So if you are not a hater, read on my flower crown lovers because this week's Pinterest Poser Challenge* is how to make your own crown for only about $8.  
*In an attempt at not being a Pinterest Poser,** every week-ish I detail a new project/idea/recipe inspired by Pinterest.
**My definition of a Pinterest Poser is someone who is all pins and no substance.

We rode our bikes over to the Dollar Store last Monday and bought some flower crown supplies.

-fake vine
-floral wire
-floral tape
-fake flowers

I spent about $8 on supplies.

The first thing I did was measure Lucy's head and cut the vine to fit. Then I wrapped the vine with floral tape and then twisted the wire on top of that.

I fired up my trusty glue fun and started placing flowers randomly everywhere. There was no pattern, I just filled it in all over.

I'm super happy with how it turned out. 

This would be a fun craft to do with older kids this summer. Lucy and I hope to have a Summer Solstice party and give the crowns as favors to her friends. 

There are so many ways to have fun with the flower crowns!

We added ribbon to the back for fun too.

Last summer, we were on vacation and stumbled upon a small-town festival and everyone was wearing flower crowns and selling them. Since we were on a tight budget, I didn't shell out the $20 for a crown, but I tried them on.  This year, I'm going to bring my own! 
Last summer's flower crown love.
I'm not going to lie, I sort of dream of having a booth somewhere, or a lot of somewheres, throughout a summer that sells flower crowns and helps spread ideas of frivolity and joy. Ahhhhh, maybe someday.

How do you feel about flower crowns?  Have you made anything inspired by Pinterest lately? Let me know in the comments or over on my Facebook page.

Come follow me on Pinterest (click here).
Here are some of the Pinterest projects I've done/made/attempted:
The Rainbow Challenge- click here
DIY Trundle Bed- Click here
DIY Artemis Costume- click here
Taking Pictures of Your Kids- click here
Gluten Free Pretzels- click here
Cinnamon Sugar Doughballs- click here
Painted Lockers- click here
Melted Beads- DIY Suncatcher- click here
Tissue Paper Pom Pom Garland-- click here
A Delightfully Simple Birthday Party--click here
Make An Awesome Omelet--click here
Outdoor Lights Inspired by the show Parenthood- click here
Herb Garden with Chalkboard Pots- click here
Backyard Graffiti Art with kids- click here
Happiness Notecards- click here
Gluten Free Rainbow Cake- click here
Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies- click here
Make Your Own Magnets- click here
DIY Painted Clay Necklace- click here
Dixie Cup Lights- click here
DIY Ornaments-click here
Gluten Free Clay- click here
Make Your Own Stamps- click here
Birthday Shirt- click here
Gluten Free Pop Tarts- click here
Front Porch Kid Art Display- click here
Door turned into Table- click here
Summer Wish List Chalkboard-click here
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Sandwiches-click here
Painted Mason Jar Vases-click here
Cinco de Mayo Paper Flowers- click here
Earth Day Cupcakes- Click here
Nail Art-click here
Homemade Photo Booth Fun- click here
Fake Bangs- click here
DIY Subway Art- click here
Furniture Painting and Bench/Chest Makeover- click here
Thanksgiving-y Project/Gratitude/Holiday Countdown- click here
The Smoothie-click here
The Free Printable Turned Artwork in a Boring Hallway- click here
The chalk board-click here
Seven Layer Dip in Individual Cups (my favorite so far!)-click here
The pumpkin address-click here
The Kitchen Dancing Sign--click here


  1. I didn't know flower crowns were a fad, let alone a fad that might be over. I do like them. Not sure I could pull off wearing them, but if I were at a summer festival, I'd certainly try.

  2. Who the hell hates flowers? Crowns? Flowers in your hair? I hope those haters stub their toe on a metal bed frame.

    I had a flower in my hair just a day ago. Then I forgot it was tucked behind my ear, and when I went to brush the hair out of my face I felt it and I didn't know what it was. A big bug? Probably a freaking cicada? I went into ninja fighting invisible air mode, but it was still gorgeous, dawling.