When I devised to do a Winter Solstice themed shoot, I knew I had to realize my Winter-version-of-a-flower-crown fantasies. The things that stumped me were: What plants or branches to make them out of? How can I make them not look too bulky or too much like a wreath? How do I make them look eye-catching from the side view? (<-- As opposed to the angle wreaths are normally hung) Can I make striking flower crowns without using flowers? Where do I get the branches/ supplies? Lumbering through the process, I definitely spent longer than I planned to figure out my methodology.
In the end, a devised a few different varieties of the crowns and was super pleased with the end results. Each style has a different feel but they all fit together, without looking too wreath-like.
This is really kind of a 2-day thing. Allow a day to let the branches mold and set to the circular shape before weaving them. The weaving itself might take up to 2 hours per crown depending on how thick and intricate you want yours to be. Have a mirror handy and constantly check your progress to see if the branches fall in the right spots and how to make them look most flattering.