We spent the entire weekend outside, being busy and basking in the sunshine. In a country like Denmark, that has very little sunshine, people literally flock outside as soon as we have a few sun rays, and we all love it. It is hyggeligt. This country is cold for more that 7 months a year, and many people wonder how we get by, but it is the fact that when we have so little of something, we appreciate it soo much more.
Everything is in full bloom now, and being the lucky Mother of 2 girls, I am the happy receiver of many small bouquets on a weekly basis. We also love making florals crowns. Yesterday, we started by making the classic dandelion crown, but I had my eyes on some stunning florals from a bush, and I decided to turn them into a crown. Making a floral crown or even a wreath is actually quite straight forward.
All you need is:
Scissors - that can cut through small branches
Small sharp knife
Flower wire (it is wire, but green, so it is almost invisible in-between thefoliage)
Patience, and a cup of tea.
Cut some branches of the bush - you need the branches to be quite long as they form the base of the crown.
Starting on one side, take one of the longest branches, and start slowly adding smaller branches so the form a half circle
Tie together with flower wire - I cut about 10 - 20 pieces around 10 cm each and leave to one side.
Keep going until you have most of the branch covered. Do the same for the other side.
Shape the branches into a circle, creating a crown.
I left the 'naked' branches on the back and in the end tied them together forming a circle.
If you see small areas where the crown is uneven, add some more flowers, tied together with flower wire.
Trim the crown, and get rid of any leaves, wire, or flowers sticking out.
My girls love a floral crown. They think it makes them look pretty and romantic. Like they were from the 'olden days' like my youngest said. Happy Monday everyone!!
Photography, concept and styling - Anya Jensen Photography ©