Spring has finally sprung in Western Victoria, and we're celebrating the change in the seasons by learning to make beautiful floral headbands, also known as flower crowns.
We'll settle into Off The Rails Dunkeld, the creative converted train station with views of Mount Sturgeon, from 7pm on Wednesday 28th September, and will be enjoying an evening of relaxed crafting with like-minded folk, surrounded by beautiful flowers and foliage.
Flower crowns are perfect for weddings, races, hens parties, festivals and summer garden parties- and even once they're past their best you can dry them to add rustic charm to your home. Once you know how to make the basic structure you can use your skills again too- for yourself or friends, mini crowns for lucky little girls, or even dog collars for a loved pooch on a special day! Obedient dogs do make good ring bearers you know!
There will be an array of different flowers and foliage to craft into either a complete circle, an asymmetric circle or tied at the back with pretty ribbon or lace.
All tools, materials and tuition will be covered, plus tips on selecting and preparing fresh and silk flowers, wiring and wrapping, adding decorative elements and keeping your crown fresh enough to last for a few days.
A selection of teas and coffee will also be included, plus a few little sweet treats- let us know if you have any food or lactose intolerances please!
So, the details:
FRESH FLOWER CROWN WORKSHOP!
WHEN IS IT? Wednesday 28th September, 7pm until around 9ish.
WHERE? Off The Rails Dunkeld; the cute converted train station on the corner of Skene and Sterling streets, Dunkeld, VIC. Dunkeld is around a 20 min drive from Hamilton and Penshurst, at the foot of the lovely Mount Sturgeon.
WHAT WILL I MAKE? One lovely feminine flower crown :)
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $40 per person, booking essential!
WHAT TO BRING? If you have a pair of secateurs or wire cutters at home then they would be handy to bring, though we will have some to share!
CAN I BRING MY FRIEND? Yes! We love to meet new likeminded creative folk. Just pass on our details so they can book themselves in, or specify that you'd like to pay for two people or more when booking yourself in and let me know their contact details.
HOW TO BOOK: Book your spot my emailing mycrafternoons @ gmail.com or by contacting us on Facebook. Once your spot is confirmed you'll receive an email with details of how to pay, but don't take all month, places are limited!
Check out some of these beautiful creations by other crafty ladies on the web for inspiration- sources for pics are underlined:
Lovely lavender bridal crown by Heirbloom Floral: http://www.heirbloomfloral.com
Rustic beauty from Summerblossom Fresh: https://www.summerblossom.com.au:
Feminine chic by lovely blogger Monica Hibbs: http://monikahibbs.com:
Love this colourful number from The Honeycomb on Etsy:
Simplicity as seen on The Knot:
This Camilla flower crown from Mint and Melon on Etsy:
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