Floral headpieces are nothing new and usually made using fresh flowers. We L-O-V-E how gorgeous the fresh flowers look, but we wanted to try and mimic the gorgeous-ness using paper flowers and Heidi Swapp’s Color Shine sprays instead! And we were SO happy with how it turned out!
You won’t believe how realistic it looks, how easy it is to make, and we loved how we were able to make it totally customizeable with the Color Shine sprays! And best part?? Your hard work will be rewarded with a headpiece that will last longer than a few days
We’re going to show you how to make a fancy version and a simple version too! And these look beautiful not only on a baby, but on children, teens, and adults as well
For supplies you’ll need…
- White Prima Flowers
- Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays (We used Coral, Blush, and Pink)
- 1-2 yards elastic or ribbon
- Scrap piece of felt that will be the base for your fancy floral headpiece
- 3″ x 5.5″ piece of felt for the bow on your simple headpiece version
- Gold glitter (optional)
- Hot glue
- Paint brush
- 6″ piece of white string
We’ll start with the fancy version!
First we determined which flowers we wanted to use and how we wanted them to layout. This helped to decide which Color Shine spray we would use with each flower.
We sprayed the flowers pretty generously with the Color Shine spray (spraying the backside of the flower too), and then took a paintbrush and dipped it into the Color Shine bottle and filled in any remaining white areas on the flower with the paint brush.
For our gold flowers, we sprayed them with a mustard yellow Color Shine spray and took a paint brush and liquid glue (specfically – Tombow Aqua), and we gently painted glue onto the top of the flowers and then immediately dipped them in the gold glitter.
Let all your flowers dry completely before you assemble the headpiece.
Once they were dry, we laid them out on our elastic again to determine where we wanted them to go. We took a piece of felt that was slightly shorter and skinnier than the width and length of our flowers. And then we hot glued the flowers onto the felt. To disguise the felt from being visible on the headpiece we used plenty of hotglue to stick some of the petals to the felt so that most of it wasn’t showing. The only thing we wish we would have done differently is used felt that was the same color as our elastic lace. That would have helped to make the felt completely blend in with the elastic better.
Once we had all our flowers hot glued on the felt, we then hot glued that on top of the lace. Since the lace isn’t “solid” you’ll want to make sure you don’t hot glue it on a piece of paper or anything that make attach itself to your headpiece later. We used a Splat Mat for ours.
Since we were using elastic lace, we decided not to trim ours and left it long so we could tie it on in a bow on the back of the baby’s head later But if you want, you can measure the persons head wearing the headpiece and trim and glue the ends of your lace like a headband.
And here it is on! So pretty!
And now the simple version!
First you’ll cut out a 3″ x 5.5″ piece of felt. Pinch the middle of it together and using a piece of string, tie it onto the elastic in a knot to hold in place.
Take a flower that has been colored with Color Shine spray and hot glue right it on top of the center of your bow.
You can either trim the ribbon/elastic to fit the person’s head wearing it or tie it in a bow again like we did with the fancy version. And if you aren’t able to measure the persons head, here is a great chart we used for head sizes!
And here is the second version all finished! So easy to make and so cute!
And both headpieces together
Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial! Happy Tuesday everyone!