Backyard parties are the things my dreams are made of. Seriously. And when I co-hosted this gorgeous (if I do say so myself) baby shower dinner party a few months ago, it got the wheels turning. So I teamed up with my friend (and photographer) Sara, and last night we threw an epic floral dinner party. Why? Because summer parties are just a necessity.

We decided on a floral theme early on, and of course no floral party is complete without floral crowns. Am I right? We’ll share all the amazing details of the party soon, but today we teamed up with Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts to share an easy tutorial to make a pretty and simple floral crown. You don’t need a party excuse to make one — wear them all summer long with your summer dresses!
– Silk Flowers (4 or 5 stems total should be enough)
– Wire cutters
– Floral wire (any width is fine)
Step 1. Start with a stem that has a string of small flowers, like the one below. Take two, if necessary, and tie them together with wire to make a circle that fits on your head.  

Your crown should now look like this:

Step 2. Start adding filler stems, like the white one below. Secure them to the crown with a small piece of wire, adding additional pieces of wire where necessary. 
Step 3. Add color and fullness with smaller stems, attaching them with wire as discretely as you can. Continue adding more stems until your crown is as full as you want. And you’re done!   
photos by Sara Walk 
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Happy Friday!