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.