Every lady should feel like royalty. This is a motto I try to live by. Perhaps it’s the Peter Pan in me; continually attempting to find my way back to those days of imagination where I would lose hours, if not days, to a daydream. That daydream, of course, was of being royalty. Now it wasn’t always easy, I mean being royal requires a lot of responsibility; it’s not all high tea and bonbons. Though, those are appreciated and the marrow is sucked out of those moments when you happen upon them. I am talking the hard facts of being a royal. For example, perhaps you are trapped in an estate with an evil stepmother. You must scrub the floors. You must please an unappeasable woman; there is manual labor to be done! But oh the dreams that you have while scrubbing, the journeys you go on in your mind. Perhaps you are trapped in a tower, your royal status only matched by your solitude. Day in and day out you sing and dream of life out of the tower. Or, what if you are made to sit next to your royal family, always being told how to act and what to do? You long for the great big somewhere….being royal isn’t always easy!
Those are the daydreams of my past. Now, I am all about finding small royal moments in my every day; moments where I can disappear from the humdrum of life and escape for a minute or two. Escape to a fantasy world of being royalty. These are small moments, like when my husband brings me my morning meds and vitamins in one of my vintage eggcups every morning with a fresh cup of water and leaves it on the nightstand for me when I wake for work; a royal moment indeed! Or when the service at dinner is so top notch; one night, my sister’s boyfriend, Eric, waited on us it was like we were the most royal of royals. Or when you change your sheets and turn down the bed yourself, hop in the shower and step out in a plush towel after a long day. You look at that bed with some fresh cuts you arranged on the nightstand and even though you yourself did it all, this…this is a royal moment of the most high.
Or when you make yourself a Flower Crown. Never ever has there ever been a royal moment more pure and full of bliss than when wearing a flower crown. I made one a few weeks back for a May Day party because, seriously, it isn’t a May Day party without a flower crown. I mean am I right-or-am-I-right?!?
So I implore you to grab some flowers and sit down and make one today. Being Royal was never so easy or felt so good!
You will need:
16 gage wire
A long stretch of ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue
Flowers and greenery
Note: the hardier the flower the better the crown will hold up
Cut a section of wire to fit across the crown of your head
Measure off 2 feet of your ribbon to trail from one end of the wire glue the wire to this point
Take the rest of the ribbon and begin to wrap around the wire until you get to the end
Measure off 2 more feet of ribbon to trail off at the other end of the wire
~You will use these ribbons to tie the crown to your desired measurements and will want a little extra to hang down the back after a bow is tied for whimsy you know
Now to the flowers!
Cut each flower or greenery leaving a 2 inch stem
Wrap the strong stems with the flower tape
Wrap the delicate stems with flower tape and a section if wire to give them more strength
Now all of your flowers are prepped this saves time and helps creatively
Begin at one end of the wire
Wrap the first piece to the wire with floral tape facing the blooms toward the end of the wire
Let the first few blooms go past the end of the wire to cover the end of it up
Continue to wrap flowers/greenery to the crown taking care to cut off and excess stems
This will keep your crown lighter
About three inches from the other end of the crown flip the directions of the flowers
This will cover your other end of the crown
Arrange on head and tie ribbon ends to achieve desired fit.
Note you can make this crown up to a day ahead of time. Simply spritz with water and keep in a fridge until needed.
I bow to you your majesty!