DIY Flower Crowns: My Lovely Los Angeles Bridal Shower
I must say — my friends and family are pretty spectacular.
Saturday, my sister-to-be Mary threw me the most incredible bridal shower at The Little Door in Los Angeles.
She flew in all the way from D.C. for the occasion and hosted what I would say (perhaps with a little bias) was most beautiful bridal shower ever.
In addition to the gorgeous setting, pretty peach flower arrangements (thanks Claudia), delicious healthy dishes and adorable mini desserts, the DIY Flower Crown Station really set the scene.
With a glass of bubbly in hand, guests were invited to let their flower fantasies run wild and create the most lavish flower crowns their little hearts desired.
My girl Shenae helped Mary and I with our crowns and I was astonished by how gorgeous they turned out.
They sell flower crowns like these on Etsy for brides for up to $150 a pop. The entire station cost us about $200 to put together and we produced about 30 elaborate crowns. That’s less than $7 each!
If you have Spring or Summer wedding activities on the horizon (or if you’re going to Coachella this weekend!), I highly encourage you head over to your local JoAnn’s or Michaels craft store and do it yourself.
Need some guidance? I got you. Follow my easy, breezy DIY Flower Crowns tutorial.
Step 1: Take two strands of cloth covered stem wire and twist them together. Wrap the whole band around your head, and measure to fit. Twist the opposite ends together to make a circular halo.
Step 2: Using wire cutters, cut flowers so that their stems are about 1-2 inches long. Using plain green wire, wrap the flower stems to your halo.
Step 3: Continue adding flowers, alternating directions and sizes.
Step 4: Wrap all exposed parts of the cloth wire and any sharp green wires or stems sticking out with green floral tape.
Step 5: Frolic like the hippie chic flower child you are.
Once everyone had their crowns in place the shower went off without a hitch.
We enjoyed delicious, healthy salads, soup and brunch items from The Little Door’s incredible menu.
We played traditional bridal shower games and toasted to my happily ever after.
And my amazing friend Sarah set up a beautiful candy bar for guests to take home treats and had everyone leave their words of wisdom for me to read later.
Let me tell you — some of the advice was NSFW.
I seriously couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day or more thoughtful loved ones.
My mom came in from Tucson and my fiance’s mother, grandmother and cousins all drove down from Sacramento, filling the whole day (and weekend) with love and happiness.
This upcoming weekend is Mary’s bridal shower and I fully intend to return the favor.
Check in on Instagram this Saturday where I’ll be sharing photos from the Make Your Own Waffle Bar that we’ll have at her bash.
I’ll be whipping up my Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Waffles…
…then probably dousing them in chocolate sauce.
If you’re headed to Coachella this weekend, in addition to making one of these flower crowns, check out a few of my previous posts to prepare you for the festival: