Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Little buddleia crowns











After picking Buddleia this weekend, we got home with our baskets full and sat down at the table to start making crowns. I put on some Beatrix Potter stories on the record player and the girls got to work. I sat at the end making a little crown with buddleia and ox eye daisies and Elle started out by making a paper picture with leaves, flowers and glitter. Mia gave up making her crown and just played with the glitter on some paper and sprinkled the buddleia flowers into some tiny dolls house baskets i picked up last week.

It is just so lovely to have afternoons like this. The girls chattering like anything about what they are doing and what they want to make and just being able to relax and craft away without any worries. I love making flower crowns and start off with a florist wire base that i twist around the ends to make a circle. I then use little bits of wire to twist around the stems of the flowers to hold them onto the base. I have made crowns before where i have used string and sewn the stems onto the wire base, but when i am making them with the girls, it is quicker and easier to use wire. They really don't last that long anyway, so we like to make the crowns quickly and use the rest of the day to either play with them or to admire them hanging up on the wall with some ribbon or lace. As some of you know, taping up flowers is a must in the pink household!
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21 comments

  1. How idyllic - I love that you listened to Beatrix Potter whilst doing this!

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  2. I love Buddleia, and they always bring in the butterflies too. Love the little crowns.

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  3. I WANT Girls! I am going to insist that the boys do this!

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  4. Beautiful! So so beautiful! xx

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  5. The photos are beyond beautiful! The crown in the first photo is gorgeous x

    JustJulie | Beauty Blog

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  6. Such lovely pictures and sounds like a perfect afternoon xx

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  7. Gorgeous! I made my first flower crown for my nine month old daughter yestrerday, looking forward to more of that sort of thing as she grows!!

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  8. A lovely afternoon crafting session! Mine consisted of messy paint everywhere :)

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  9. What beautiful photographs! I did wonder what those flowers were called and now I know - buddelias :-) You learn something new every day :-)
    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down

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  10. What a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.

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  11. Sounds like a lovely thing to do, love the crown in the first picture

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  12. aw how adorable are those tiny little fairy baskets, my girls would love to fairy spot with those x

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  13. OH I love buddleia so much - what a great activity xx

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  14. Sounds perfect. Nothing better than spending time together creating beautiful things.

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  15. What a lovely afternoon...I really must do some flower picking and crown making with my 3, they would love it!

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  16. What a fab way to spend the afternoon and they look cute too

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  17. such cuties! I love that you listen to beatrix potter on the record player! I used to love listening to audio tape stories as a child, I want to get some for Wilf x

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  18. This is so sweet and looks very magical - love the crowns and the little baskets!

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  19. I meant to make flower crowns with Kaycee and Ella last time I saw them on your blog but we neve got round to it. We're definitely going to make some this summer :)

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  20. What a lovely idea, sounds like a magical afternoon! I've just come across your blog and I'm completely besotted with it! Your photography is gorgeous and your little girls are adorable. x

    Under Blue Lights

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