January 16, 2019

Make a Floral Crown for Celebrate Israel Festival

One of the most coveted fashion accessories worn at outdoor festivals is the floral crown. But it’s not just for the likes of Coachella anymore. Why not make your own floral crown for the Celebrate Israel Festival? All it takes is a trip to the crafts store, and you’ll be rocking the boho chic look. Let the selfies begin.

What you’ll need:
Aluminum wire, 12-gauge
Floral tape
Artificial blue and white flowers
Wire cutters


1. 12-gauge aluminum wire is relatively thick, but still very easy to bend and shape. It comes in five-yard rolls at the crafts store for less than five dollars. Cut a piece of wire that is long enough to wrap around your head, and add about three inches on both ends to allow you to adjust the circumference, if needed. Form a loop, hooking the ends together.


2. Wrap the wire loop with floral tape. Floral tape is a unique type of tape that is not sticky until you stretch it. As the tape is stretched around the wire, the adhesive material is activated, and the tape sticks to itself. Sometimes the tape breaks as you stretch it, which is perfectly fine because you would just continue taping where you left off.


3. You will save money if you purchase flowers in bunches rather than individual floral stems. At Michaels crafts store last week, I even found small ready-made bouquets of matching blue and white flowers at half price. Cut the stems of the artificial flowers so they are about 1 to 2 inches long. You might need wire cutters to cut the stems.


4. Attach the stem of the flowers to the wire loop by wrapping floral tape around them. Remember that you have to stretch the tape to make it sticky. Go around the stem several times with the tape to secure it tightly. Alternate blue and white flowers as you go. You can place flowers on only the front part of the crown, or all the way around. Either way, you’ll celebrate Israel in style.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at jonathanfongstyle.com.