How can you adorn your hairstyle for a celebration, prom, or a wedding? The answer is easy – flowers! Floral accessories are beautiful and are always in. I’d like to offer you this simple trick and help you create the most adorable head wreath and breathe new life into your old nail polish at the same time. This technique is very unusual, and gives you the chance to experiment with the most unpredictable shades. Anyone can do this, all you need is a little patience.
I use two nail polish shades for mine, all neutral and very appropriate for spring – pink and white. I use pencils to make the petals. You can also use pens, brush handles, markers, or crayons.
You will need:
wire 0.2-0.4 mm
pliers with narrow tips
ball pens with different thickness
a container filled with rice, or a piece of playdough or styrofoam
Cut the wire into pieces 20-30cm long, 30-40 pieces. Make petals using a ball pen or a brush: wrap the wire around it, twist the loose wire ends together, and you’re done after 2-4 wraps.
Make sure it’s tight, otherwise the whole thing will fall apart, but not so tight that the wire breaks. After some practice you will figure out how to do it just right.
You can make three, four, or five petals. I use two pencils with different thickness to get larger and smaller petals.
Slightly bend the petals outward using that same pencil and your fingertip.
Straighten out the petals with your fingers so they don’t overlap each other. You should end up with quite intricate and dainty ‘skeleton‘ for your future colorful flowers.
And now the hardest and most interesting part! First, lay a sheet of paper on top of the surface you’re working on, so that it doesn’t get stained with nail polish. Second, prepare a container filled with rice, or a piece of playdough to stick your flowers in to dry them.
Get a liberal amount of nail polish on the brush, then apply to your petals, pretending you’re stretching it over each one. The larger the brush and the smaller the petal, the easier this will be. You might need several tries to get it right!
Plant the flowers into a bowl filled with rice to dry.
Apply another layer about 30 minutes later, and a third layer another 30 minutes after that. You can even go up to 4 layers for extra durability. Leave out to dry overnight.
But don’t forget, even with three or four layers of nail polish, these are very fragile.
You can use these for anything. I decided to make a head wreath out of mine. I made 10 flowers on it.
Now for each flower, you have to twist the wires with each other. Use pliers to hold your flower in place, and use your other hand to twist the wire.
Cut tape into thin strips. I decided to get pink tape to make it look cute, but you can also use green or white. You can skip this step entirely as well.
Wrap each stem with tape.
Create a wire for the head wreath. Cut off a piece of wire 0.4mm long, bend it, make a loop and twist for it to hold. The size of the loop is up to you.
Wrap the tape around the wire.
Now, cut off a long piece of tape approximately 55mm wide (can cut it along in half if you have to) and twist the flowers to the ‘skeleton’, securing them with tape. You can use your imagination and creativity to figure out the look you wish to achieve – wide spaces between each flower, or flowers stacked closely together.
To fix it upon your head, get ribbons and put them through the loops of the ‘skeleton’. Your head wreath is ready!
I wish you a world of flowers and beauty and share with your friends if you like the tutorial!