Making Flower Crowns With Crafts & Giggles
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Over the last few months, I have been suffering from depression. One of my mental health workers suggested I find a hobby to keep myself busy. I used to knit a bit, so I figured I would start doing that again. I had a few balls of wool and needles at home already, so I started making a few simple things. With encouragement from my mental health worker, I went along to a local knit and natter group. Whilst there, a couple of the ladies told me about another group they go to that is more about crafting in general. I went along and really enjoyed it. Now I have a new-found love of all things crafty. So, when I had the opportunity to go along to a Crafts & Giggles flower crown making workshop, I jumped at the chance.
Crafts & Giggles are specialists in craft parties. They cater for hen parties, corporate events, kids parties and birthdays. You can make everything from flower crowns to fascinators. If you have an upcoming wedding you can also make your own bunting or vintage style buttonholes. And the best bit is that they bring the party to you, there’s nothing (except a little space) that you need to get.
I went along to Crafts & Giggles office in Poole for a flower crown making workshop. To say I was a little bit excited was probably an understatement! I was also a bit nervous as I always am when I go anywhere (thank you very much anxiety!).
As soon as I walked in, I saw a beautiful pile of silk flowers in the middle of the table. There were so many different colours and types of flowers to choose from to make our crowns. Katie, from Crafts & Giggles, was there to show and help us make our flower crowns.
We started off by measuring our heads so that the crowns would be the right size for each of us. Next, we started to pick out the flowers that we wanted on our crowns. We put them in bunches of 2 or 3 and then wrapped some wire around the stems to hold them together. I chose purple and white flowers for my crown. We placed the bunches around the crown so we could see roughly where we wanted them and how they would look.
Now it was time to fix the flowers to the crown. Again, we used the wire to do this. We had to try to lay the stems flat across the headband, otherwise, the stems and wire would be digging into our heads. This was a bit fiddly but not too hard to do.
Once all the flowers were in place, we wrapped green tape around it all to hide the wires and stems a bit. The tape didn’t seem sticky, but once put in place it dried and held it all nicely. For a finishing touch, we added ribbon to the ends of the headband wire to tie it together around our heads. And our flower crowns were complete! I have to say, I was quite impressed with my effort, I didn’t realise I had so much creativity in me!
Although it did take a bit of concentration, the flower crowns were great fun to make. I really did enjoy myself.
I can see how this would be so much fun for a hen party or a birthday party. As well as having a fun time, you have something special to take away with you.
Craft parties are something different and fun for all ages. I will definitely think about these when I have a special event coming up.
For more information on Crafts & Giggles you can visit their website here.
Take care everyone.
Disclaimer: I was invited along to the Crafts & Giggles workshop for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
It sounds like you had a fab time.
I love your flower crown. It’s so pretty x
Thank you. It was really good fun, something I would definitely do again x
I love your crown! It sounds like a fun session and you are so creative, I am rubbish with things like this! #kcacols
Aww, thank you Tracey. It was really fun. I’d like to try some of the other crafts too.
Wouldn’t these be perfect for a festival day! We have made them with flowers on the farm, they are a popular craft with the children here but your adult ones look fab. #KCACOLS
I can see why they are so popular, they are fun to make and look great at any age of maker
I love them so pretty ? #KCOCALS
Thank you, they are lovely x
Your crown looks really pretty. I think crafting and being creative can do wonder for your mental health. #mmbc
It has really helped me a lot.
I love the name crafts and giggles – it sounds like delightful fun! #MMBC
It really was, crafts and giggles it certainly was!
Mrs Mummy Harris
oooo those flowers are beautiful and so colourful! Its amazing how simple things like this makes us feel a little brighter!
Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales.
How can you not feel brighter with all these lovely flowers around you!
Such fun! I’ve bookmarked this to try myself at a later date! #TriumphantTales
It really is great fun, give it a go!
Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
What a fun idea! And I love your flower crown. I think crafts are very therapeutic. x #MMBC
I never realise how theraputic crafting was until recently, I am so glad I decided to start this.
This looks so much fun and a great way to do something crafty X #mmbc #kcacols
It was fun, I love doing crafts so it was perfect x
Cheryl | Time To Craft
I do love crafts. Your crown looks beautiful, and I’d never think to go along to a craft party to make one. I hope you carry on crafting. Looking forward to seeing what else you make. #MMBC
I have fallen in love with crafting so I won’t be stopping anytime soon.
It is so important to look after our menytal and physical health. To tap into what can lift us out of a mood and make us feel better. Have you put together a wrap (wellness recovery action plan)? #mmbc
Yes I have thank you. I am looking after myself now.
Your crown is beautiful! And we all have to find hobbies to keep us sane and de-stress. I think it’s especially important for those of us who suffer from depression and anxiety. #MMBC
Yes it is. I am so glad that I started knitting and crafting, it has really helped me along.
Your crown is so pretty and I’m glad you had so much fun making it. I did a craft workshop similar to this a few years back and it was such good fun and lovely to take home something that I’d made at the end.
It was a lot of fun, and yes it is lovely to bring home something you have made.
These are so pretty. They would look nice on a table or in the wall too. #MMBC
Yes they would.
The Crafts & Giggles Party looks like a lot of fun! I love your floral crown. We should all wear them!
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It was so much fun! We all wore them when we left there, we must have looked so funny walking down the road lol.
Sorry to hear you have been suffering with depression, it’s good that you have taken positive steps towards getting better. Crafting is a great way to keep your mind and hands busy, it sounds like the workshop was exactly what you needed. #MMBC
Crafting has been so good for me, has helped me to relax and give me something to keep my mind busy. It was a great workshop.
Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin
This looks like great fun indeed! I love crafting, both the process and the fact that you end up making something nice to keep. I’ve never been to any crafting groups, but I imagine they can be really enjoyable xx #KCACOLS
I go to a couple of different crafting groups, I find them very relaxing.
Wow – these look amazing and what fun. Thanks for linking it to #kcacols and hope to see you again next time.
It was great fun.
This looks so much fun. You love fabulous and you did such a great job. #KCACOLS
Thank you. I was really pleased with it.
Sarah | Mummykind
The flower crown looks gorgeous! and the parties are SO up my street!! #KCACOLS
It was great fun. I will definitely think of something like this next time I have a party.
This sounds like an amazing party to take part in! I love the crown you created as well. I like how they bring the party to you. #kcacols
It was great to do. And yes, it is fab that they come to you x
My girls would love this! (And, ahem, their mummy!) They look good enough to sell too! #KCACOLS
They do kids parties too! I know they look amazing, I am so impressed that I managed to make something that looks so good lol.
This looks such a fabulous and fun activity! I’ve done this in the past for my girls but I think I need one for me! #MMBC
You really should do one for yourself, you won’t regret it.
Jo (A Rose Tinted World)
Love crafting, sewing is my happy place. So totally with you on a craft party being a great time for all! #MMBC
Knitting is what really relaxes me. I am not the best at it, but I really enjoy it.
Oh wow, this sounds like such a fun idea! I love the crown you created it’s so beautiful and really suits you xx
Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/
It really was fun. I would definitely recommend doing it.