As a senior photographer you have to stay up on the latest trends. There is no room to lay at the back of the pack for this bunch; these seniors want the latest and greatest. Buying new props for each session can get pricey unless you learn to get crafty. I’m here to teach you how to make this crown and guess what, it cost less than $10! It is also something you can make again and again with different flowers. So, let’s get crafty.
Step 1: Buy a long fake flower stem and floral wire (any thin wire will do) at your local craft store (think JoAnn’s or Michaels). When choosing your stem, make sure that it is wired. You can tell that it is wired if you bend the actual stem and it stays where you bend it. Some are just plastic and it doesn’t hold its shape when you bend it into place.
Step 2: Cut any branch off that looks like it is protruding too much off the main stem. Save this branch for step 5. Then measure around your head and then measure the length of the stem from top to bottom. Compare to your head measurement and cut off any extra.
Step 3: Bend the stem into a circle.
Step 4: Using 4-6 inches of thin wire, secure ends together to form a complete circle.
Step 5: Look for any big spaces in the front without any berries (or flowers if yours has flowers on it). Use the branch that you cut off in step 2 to cut small sections of berries off to use to fill in the space. Use hot glue to attach these to the crown trying to hide the wire with the berries. And you’ve got yourself an amazing crown ready to go!
Bio: Michelle Gifford wants to live in a world where watermelons are always in season, summers are spent in the mountains and women realize how beautiful they are. As a Southern California high school senior photographer and creator of Beauty Revived, she has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Teen Photographer by Modern Teen Style and on the Hot 100 List of Senior Photographers by Senior Style Guide. She has been featured on Seniorology, Senior Style Guide, Beyond the Wanderlust and Beauty Revived. Her articles have been published on The Photographers Connection, Chic Critique site and magazine, Senior Style Guide Magazine, The Snap Society, How Does She and The Twelfth Year. When she’s not taking pics and writing, you can find her chasing around her four children, holding hands with her handsome husband and sewing a fine seam.
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