Monday, November 26, 2012

How to make: holiday leaf crown

I was in one of my favorite shops a couple of weeks ago, F.N.92, and the owner showed me this little ornate bolero jacket. My jaw dropped to the ground. How awesome is it? I just had to use it for a shoot. So, I dreamed up a little leaf crown to accompany it. It's the first time an outfit has informed the craft rather than the other way around. I'm thinking it could be the perfect accessory for a holiday ball, winter bride, or a halo for a little angel for a nativity scene.
Materials: wire thin enough to shape to the head, wire cutters, greenery clipped from the garden, gold spray paint, straw floral tape

Step 1: Spray paint your leaves at least 24 hours before you intend on making the crown.
Step 2: Measure the wire around the model's head and cut it with 3 extra inches.
Step 3: Form the wire into a circle and wrap the extra inches around to secure it.
Step 4: Break the leaves into 2 1/2" segments.
Step 5: Take your first segment and floral tape it around the wire.
Step 6: Take the next segment of leaves and overlap it with the previous segment and floral tape it around the wire.
Step 7: Repeat until you get to the end. Overlap it with the beginning.

That's it! Voila!
Photography by Amanda Thomsen 
Project by Brittany Watson Jepsen for Brooklyn Bride
Model Cecilie Andersen
Assistant Karen Yip
Jacket by FN 92
Dress by Elefeteria

10 comments:

rachael said...

these pictures are beautiful! i love crowns of any sort.

The House That Lars Built said...

me too! Thanks Rachael!

Traveling Mama said...

Wow! This is just insanely gorgeous!!

Kandyce Carroll said...

This is gorgeous, so dainty.

The House That Lars Built said...

thanks so much guys!

Lana | Sweet As Lime said...

Such lovely pictures!

Anonymous said...

Pretty! How long do the leaves last on the crown? Wondering if they dry out or rot...

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Sofia Camila said...

This article is so very fascinating. I remember I had made a lot of such jewellery when I had visited London last year. In fact, attended a party atBoutique Hotels in Fitzrovia with the jewellery and got a lot of praises.

JustCleo said...

sucha fantastic idea!!<3