12.7.12

flower crown workshop


Last night I went to a flower crown workshop at Bicyclette, taught by Jordan de Ruiter. When I got the email about it through the shop mailing list I didn’t hesitate to sign up. Even though there are tutorials for flower crowns online, I always enjoy working with materials I might not necessarily come across on my own, and the group setting is also nice. It was such a fun night of babes making crowns in a beautiful space while drinking sangria from hot pink cups. Everyone chose colours and styles that suited them, and no two crowns were alike. The colours I used were quite muted and dusty and I found myself feeling a little envious of those who just went for it with neon pink, black, and/or turquoise. I tried to build mine up as much as I could because I wanted mine to be super glam and bold, and I made it in a headband style as opposed to on a wire across the forehead that would tie in the back with ribbon. “Born to Die” on my mind.


This morning I realized that it reminded me of this record.


I also made these hair pins. Supercute!

Bicyclette has a post about the workshop here (check out those bright colours!), and if they hold another workshop I definitely recommend it as a great way to spend a summer night. Jordan sells her sweet flower crowns made of mulberry paper at Bicyclette, and through her Etsy shop (she also sells her clothing at Coal Miner’s Daughter, a stockist of our tote bags as well). Jordan may add some crown-making kits to her shop, which is pretty exciting since these materials are not easy to find in Toronto (ETA: the shop is up!). The paper flowers are so lovely, and really durable.


Here are some pictures from the evening taken with my phone. I love Emily’s floral Docs.

50 comments:

  1. this looks like so much fun! makes me wanna schedule a crown-making session with my girlfriends.

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  2. That looks like so much fun! I'll have to sign up for the mailing list so I don't miss any future classes.

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    1. I bet they'll do it again. Just a hunch!

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  3. I can just imagine how triumphal one would feel cycling on a summer evening with that crown and that song. Love it on the LP too.

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    1. Oh yes, the perfect cycling accessory! So long as it didn't fly off in the breeze, haha.

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  4. What a fun thing to do. So wonderfully feminine in all the right ways.

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  5. That looks like such fun! I LOVE the colors of your crown!

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  6. gorgeous! i actually like your muted colours more than the bright ones...and those flowers are so pretty + ruffly! :) i hope they have another workshop soon...

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    1. I think they will, and thank you!

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  7. Oh, the crown and pins turned out beautiful! And Lana regally sitting there with tigers on her sides is pretty good inspiration.

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    1. Thank you! And yeah, I kind of want to make a two-tone blue one.

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  8. I feel like flower crowns are essential to summer now. So pretty.

    xoxo zoobia
    http://thezerowinter.blogspot.com

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  9. so many pretty things all in one space! looks like such fun!

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    1. It was so fun! Definitely a step up from my usual Wednesday night activity of lying on the sofa with Netflix or whatever. Haha.

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  10. Thanks for the post Anabela, Your hairband was to die for! Here's the link to the DIY Floral Crown supply shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/DIYfloralshop

    Only a few are up there now but I will be adding kits all week!

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    1. Thanks for the link! I added it above.

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  11. Such a dreamlike post. I love the headband you made. I think pastels look better in this kind of thing. :)

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  12. love this! so cute!

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  13. your headband is gorgeous! i wish there was a flower crown workshop near me because i'd definitely go after seeing your and all of those pretty paper flowers!

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    1. You can get the flowers here! http://www.etsy.com/shop/DIYfloralshop You could make one yourself no problem, clever girl!

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  14. Oh, I'm sad I missed this. I will have to sign up for their newsletter in case there is another one. Or buy the flowers and make my own. Is it pretty straightforward?

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    1. Next time! It is pretty straightforward, I just like sitting around and chatting with lovely ladies.

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  15. so pretty! i love the muted tones and the blues in your headband.

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    1. Thank you! I had to be me, haha.

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  16. they are so pretty!

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  17. How lovely! I think my girls & I may have a weekend project...so sweet~*

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh, such a sweet project for little girls!

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  18. How beautiful Anabela. Flower crowns remind me of my childhood so much - my mum and grandmother used to make them for my birthday. They're both so skilled with all sorts of crafts, I wonder why I didn't get that gene! Your crown is so lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Hila! And you're so clever in other ways that even if you didn't get that one gene, I wouldn't feel too badly! Plus I find that crowns are forgiving... no such thing as perfect.

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  19. THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!

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  20. Wow, so pretty! I want to make one! x

    Kate {Modette}
    http://modetteblog.com

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  21. In love with these style head pieces!
    I made a like festival crown for this up and coming season
    -cannot wait to pull it out to wear.
    You have inspired me to start wiring my spare faux flowers now!

    Muchos smiles,
    bb, xoxo

    http://ispythroughthekeyhole.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. that is so pretty! I love all the flower crowns I've been seeing lately. yours came out lovely.

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  23. These are so gorgeous- I love the flowers. Does she make them herself? I would love to learn how to make the flowers.

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    1. No, the flowers are purchased.

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