Saturday, 18 January 2014

Gold leaf crowns





One of my hopes for this year is to make more flower crowns. I ordered some florist tape and have been playing around with some crowns i have already made, to see if i can make them better. I have wanted to make a leaf crown for a while and on the way back from the supermarket today, i spotted these bushes with long stems on with little tiny leaves. They are just across from my house and so i snipped a few pieces off and lay them on the radiator to dry. Once they were dry, i sprayed the stems with gold spray. We then went to the market to pick up some ribbons and lace. The stems were dry by the time we got home and i just added a little bit of cream ribbon each side to tie up and voila! I think this is one of my favourites i have made because it is so stunning yet so understated and the gold goes beautifully with Elle's hair! This is a simple one to make and you can do the same with a fake garland. They would also look pretty just as they are but i love to spray everything gold ;)




33 comments:

  1. The crown looks lovely and so does your daughter's hair.

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    1. Thank you so much. I adore her hair x

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  2. How pretty! This would be a great DIY project for an Orthodox Christian wedding, where crowns (stefana in Greek) make up an important part of the sacrament.

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    1. Thank you and yes, it really would x

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  3. Gorgeous! Love seeing your crown creations! x

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  4. What beautiful things you make - your daughter and the crowns :)

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  5. So pretty as is your daughters gorgeous red hair x

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    1. Thank you. It's beautiful isn't it :) x

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  6. Yes I agree with all of the ladies, the crown is lovely.. but that hair. So pretty locks.

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  7. these compliment your daughters hair so much! lovely

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    1. Thank you. I thought it might. I love gold on her x

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  8. This is such a pretty little accessory, I love it. Your daughters hair is absolutely amazing, so beautiful! You have a new blog follower. Looking forward to reading your future posts and seeing some more stunning photography.

    Fiona @ www.dollydowsie.com

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    1. thank you so much for following and for your lovely comment xxxxx

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  9. She has such amazing hair, beautiful.
    Love the leaf accessory, simple yet so pretty x

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    1. Thank you. So glad you like it x

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  10. I love it, it looks stunning, so simple and lovely.

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  11. They're gorgeous! I'd wear one myself! :-)

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    1. Thank you, me too!! You should make one. They are so simple x

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  12. So pretty! ALMOST as gorgeous as Elle's hair... ;)

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  13. This is such a gorgeous idea!

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  14. I like your blog! This is such a nice idea. How cute would it be in spring, with e.g. cherry blossoms!

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