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Inspire My Creativity – DIY Floral Crown

What girl doesn’t like feeling like a princess every once in a while?  And the first order of business is to be wearing your crown strong and proud.

It’s time again for our Inspire My Creativity blog hop.  If you haven’t visited us before, you can check out one of our previous hops where we made “Dollar Store” crafts and I made my own monogrammed bag.  Each 2nd Wednesday of the month, we post our latest and greatest creations.  Each month has a predetermined theme and this month’s theme is “Flowers”.

It took me a bit to figure out what I was going to make for this particular craft.  I wanted something different than just a flower arrangement.  And with a winter that never seems to ending, I wanted to think about looking forward to spring.  And what better than thinking about getting back to the flowery dresses and a floral crown as an accessory.

I have seen floral crowns on Etsy, Amazon and Forever 21 and was sure I could come up with something on my own for a fraction of the cost.  And I was able to easily do that with a trip to my local Dollarama.  All I needed was some metal wire and some paper flowers.

Floral Crown Metal Wire

Floral Crown Flowers

The first step is to take the metal wire and measure a length around the circumference of your head.  Add a few extra inches when cutting and then wrapped the ends together to form the circle for your crown.

Make Crown

I then clipped the wires on each of the flowers to about 1/2 an inch in length.  Taking each flower, I began wrapping them on to the wire.  I started around the area where I initially joined it together to cover it up and help ensure it didn’t come apart.  You can use as many or as few flowers as you wish depending on how much of your crown you wish to be visible.

Wrap on Crown

Be sure to wrap as much of the flower wire as you can so that it’s not sticking in to your head when wearing the crown.  The base wire will twist and turn a bit as you add the flowers, so just be sure to straighten it after each flower.

Crown almost done

Once you have added your desired amount of flowers, your crown is ready to wear.  Never has feeling like a princess been so easy.

Crown twins

crown me

Are you looking for more floral themed crafts? Check out the other hostesses for our link party and see what great ideas they came up with

Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Candice  |  She’s Crafty
Jaclyn  |  The Dotted Nest
Victoria  |  Dazzle While Frazzled
Sydney  |  Tastefully Frugal
Lindsay  |  See Lindsay
Julia  |  The Quiet Grove
Do you have a floral themed craft of your own that you would like to share? Be sure to add it to our Link Party below.
DIY

Inspire My Creativity – DIY Gifts – Sugar Lip Scrub

It’s time again for our Inspire My Creativity blog hop.  If you haven’t visited us before, you can check our link up from last month with all of our great crafts using Embroidery Hoops.  Each 2nd Wednesday of the month, we post our latest and greatest creations.  Each month has a predetermined theme and this month’s theme is “DIY Gifts”. With the holidays just around corner, this is the perfect blog hop to pull together some easy, cost effective gifts for all of those on your list.  My DIY gift is a super easy sugar lip scrub.

If you live anywhere that has a cold, harsh winter, you know how chapped your lips can get.  Using a sugar lip scrub can help scrub away those chapped lips and leave them smooth and kissable.  The sugar lip scrub is so super easy that you can make it in no time but include it in a cute little container and add a ribbon or stickers and you have a perfect little gift to give this holiday season.

All you need for this sugar lip scrub are a few ingredients:

  1.  White sugar
  2. Coconut Oil
  3. Vanilla extract or any essential oil of your choice
  4. Container with a tightly fitting lid

sugar lip scrub

All you need to do is mix equal amounts of sugar and coconut oil in a bowl and add a few drops of oil in and mix well.

sugar lip scrub mix

Once the scrub is mixed well, spoon it into the container of your choice, it is seriously as easy as that.

sugar lip scrub into container

You can make as little or as much as you want based on how many containers and their size.  You could make enough for everyone on your list.  They make great stocking stuffers too.  Who doesn’t love gifts that make your lips feel super soft?

sugar lip scrub done

Are you looking for some other DIY gift ideas for this holiday season?  Check out the other hostesses for our link party and see what great ideas they came up with.

Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She’s Crafty
Do you have some great DIY gift ideas that you want to share?  Join our link party below.

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