DIY Flower Halo

Make this February a little less tragic
By crafting some WTF DIY magic.
Nothing says feminine, flirty, and fun
Like a pretty floral halo, said and done.

You’ll need:
– a large silk flower
– floral tape
– 2 pieces of 16 or 18 gauge floral cloth wire
– a piece of 4 x 4″ green felt
– a glue gun
– a pair of wire cutters
– a pair of scissors

You’ll start by cutting 2 circles from the piece of felt at approximately 2″ in diameter. Form the wires of your halo by molding and bending each piece into a half circle. Lay the two half circles opposite of each other to create a single circle, laying it over the top of your head to check the fit. Wrap floral tape over 2 sections of overlapping wire at 11 o’clock and 3 o’clock. Trim any overlapping pieces with the wire cutters. (Click images to enlarge)

Using the wire cutters, cut the stem off the flower making sure the back is flat. Glue one of the felt circles to the back of the flower. Lay the 3 o’clock section of the halo on the backside of the flower. Sandwich the halo between the flower and the second felt circle with plenty of glue. As your pressing the two felt circles together, pull the halo up on its side, making it stand perpendicular to the back of the flower. Insert glue into any openings, making sure the two felt circles are sealed together.

The possibilities are endless with this as you can wrap flowers around half or the entire perimeter of the halo, reinforcing with glue. Or if wearing a halo just isn’t your thing, make a hair pin or brooch by gluing a large bobby pin or a pin back to the back of the first felt cutout.

Your flower halo is ready to wear!

(images by Honestly…WTF)

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121 Comments

  1. geneva wrote:

    Perfect Perfect Perfect ladies! Once again.

    2.1.11
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  2. Wow, it’s really easy, gotta try this DIY some time soon 🙂

    xoxo
    http://www.fashionagony.blogspot.com/

    2.1.11
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  3. amalie wrote:

    soo cute!

    2.1.11
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  4. So beautiful and seems soooo easy! Thank you ladies!

    2.1.11
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  5. Nike wrote:

    beautiful.

    2.1.11
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  6. Margot wrote:

    Love!

    2.1.11
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  7. GossipGirl wrote:

    Wow! Like So Much. Well done. 🙂

    2.1.11
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  8. Erin wrote:

    I love this! I will be trying it out a.s.a.p.! 🙂 Thanks for inspiring.

    2.1.11
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  9. Wow, fantastic! First time visiting your site; love it! Seriously, wtf.

    2.1.11
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  10. Lynn wrote:

    I love that you’re still optimistic that Spring will soon arrive — the weather out here in NYC suggests otherwise! No really, i love this. Reblogged on http://constitutionallymoderndiy.tumblr.com/

    You girls are the best!

    2.1.11
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  11. Emy Koster wrote:

    Great DYI!! You guys are the best inspiration, cannot wait to try this. I’m still dreaming of the bracelet DYI:)
    xx
    Emy

    http://sweetpromises.tumblr.com/

    2.1.11
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  12. So pretty… all of it; the images of each flower headband and the DIY one!

    2.1.11
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  13. gina wrote:

    so pretty!

    check out & follow our blog!XO

    http://kimchicsisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/downtown-aruba.html

    2.1.11
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  14. Oriogirl wrote:

    Love this! I will have to give this a try sometime. Perfect for summer!

    2.1.11
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  15. nathalia wrote:

    just discovered your blog and really, REALLy like it .. I think is great… love all the DIY project !!!
    Thank you for sharing your great ideas!!
    Viaggio Della Farfalla
    The Key Item.

    2.1.11
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  16. David wrote:

    So pretty & creative!

    : ) David
    VirtuallyStunning.blogspot.com

    2.1.11
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    • erica wrote:

      thanks guys! glad you like it. 😉 happy February! xx

      2.1.11
  17. Rosanna wrote:

    Who made the black dress in the top row, 2nd from left?

    2.1.11
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  18. Mondego wrote:

    What a cute idea. It’d be neat to add flowers all the way around, but either way, you ladies are rad!

    http://mondego.tumblr.com/

    2.1.11
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  19. Sarah wrote:

    Love, love, love! You have totally inspired me and so easy too! Thanks!

    http://luckylucychance.blogspot.com

    2.1.11
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  20. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!
    Love the photos and the collage.
    You have fabulous taste.

    I think you might find my blog interesting…
    http://www.TheAmusedEye.com

    Check it out and let me know what you think!

    peace & love xx!

    2.1.11
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  21. Brittany wrote:

    Love this- You girls are so fun and creative! I’m always wowed by your made crafting skills. XO

    http://tryitonmegirl.blogspot.com/

    2.1.11
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  22. Kaila wrote:

    LOVE this!!! Great job!!

    xo
    http://cestclassique.blogspot.com/

    2.1.11
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  23. m.fay wrote:

    i love this post! a little dose of happy.

    m.fay
    http://www.amateurcouture.com

    stop by and say hello! xo

    2.1.11
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  24. Lizbeth wrote:

    LOOOVE LOOVE LOVVE.

    2.1.11
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  25. Cat wrote:

    so cute! and how easy. I think I might give this one a try!

    cat x

    2.2.11
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  26. sassefrass wrote:

    I am in love with these DIY projects 🙂 Very natural and really cool!!

    2.2.11
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  27. Leonidas wrote:

    wow! so creative and it turned out so beautiful

    http://thestyleparticle.blogspot.com

    2.2.11
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  28. SOFIA wrote:

    so BEAUTIFULLLLL!!!

    2.2.11
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  29. jess wrote:

    OMG love this so much! gonna try it for our next photo shoot for thestantonmag.com

    2.2.11
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  30. You are so creative! You have the best DIY and I love your posts on artwork as well… thnks!

    2.2.11
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  31. Christina wrote:

    Great, quick, easy tutorial – with beautiful results! I love your flower halo.
    http://www,LeafAndTendril.etsy.com

    2.2.11
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  32. Belle wrote:

    like there’s flowers in her hair, thats how my father used to describe my mother when she was her most beautiful self. She looks like she has flowers in her hair.

    I still think about that line when I think of beauty.

    2.3.11
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  33. Madison wrote:

    So much fun! I can’t wait to make these.

    http://rebellefleur713.blogspot.com/

    2.3.11
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  34. vanessa wrote:

    so, so PERFECT!!!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!

    2.3.11
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  35. kate wrote:

    this is so sweet and delicate – love, love the idea!! i am totally pulling this idea out around derby season, thanks…

    http://www.bluegrassginger.blogspot.com

    xx

    2.5.11
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  36. With my hair growing out – I definitely have to try this… cute and adds instant femme… LOVE IT!!

    2.7.11
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  37. Ada wrote:

    Inspiring~ thank you for sharing

    2.8.11
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  38. this brought back so many playtime memories of me when i was a teeny tiny, that i thought it would be the perfect addition to my weeklong feature on hair dos (so i won’t be so tempted to cut my growing-out-pixie mane) and used your DIY to that effect this morning.

    take a peek, if you please:

    http://bargainbex.blogspot.com/2011/02/hair-do-diy-flower-halo.html

    thanks for the throwback to the 80s … i needed it.

    2.9.11
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  39. cathy-yang wrote:

    good job ! i like it.

    2.14.11
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  40. You are so creative! You have the best DIY and I love your posts on artwork as well… thnks!

    2.14.11
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  41. Lora wrote:

    This is so awesome! Love it

    2.14.11
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  42. SD wrote:

    Wow, lovely DIY, and the flower looks really unique the way you placed it on the side!

    3.1.11
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  43. Beverly wrote:

    Very cute flower head band!

    3.5.11
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  44. angel wrote:

    I plan to do this project with my two daughters over their Spring Break. We are all super excited. Never too young to be on the edge of fashion trends…

    3.17.11
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  45. naomi wrote:

    Coming across this blog has made my day! Inspirational and informative and looks great. My daughter can’t wait to try this DIY. Thanks x

    3.31.11
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  46. LeelaBijou wrote:

    This is great! Beautiful!

    4.1.11
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  47. Sierra wrote:

    Oh my goodness that is the perfect DIY headband – just gorgeous!

    4.10.11
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  48. So glad I found this beautiful post! Thank you

    http://www.a-nothersalon.com

    4.15.11
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  49. brittannie wrote:

    I’m so happy I found this post! I’ve been wanting to make a flower halo for so long now. Thank you!

    Here’s how mine ended up: http://tenthousandstones.com/2011/05/09/diy-flower-halo/

    xx, b

    5.9.11
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  50. sarah wrote:

    I LOVE IT!!!

    6.12.11
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  51. Trendygirl wrote:

    It’s beautiful! All you need are a few trendy feathers to go along with it you have the perfect accessories for Summer. For feather hair extensions visit http://www.trendsrus.com enter “stumble” for 15% off.

    6.14.11
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  52. Aveline wrote:

    I made it ! woo ! I posted some pics to http://www.itsonlywhatyoumakeit.tumblr.com check em out !

    6.14.11
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  53. Maria wrote:

    awesome.. its really looking cool…

    6.17.11
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  54. Very cool blog
    very elegant!

    6.18.11
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  55. Julia Irle wrote:

    Thank you so much. These look great, I love them, and they were fun to make!

    6.22.11
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  56. DIY flower headband – great tutorial!

    6.24.11
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  57. emi wrote:

    i love your website this is a gr8 idea!

    7.20.11
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  58. Jennifer wrote:

    who is the girl third in the last row? she is absolutely the most gorgeous woman i have ever seen and i want to see more of her.. beautiful!

    7.21.11
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  59. Dahlia wrote:

    I LOVE it–so cute! The bigger the flowers the better 🙂

    8.16.11
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  60. Sarita wrote:

    Loving it 🙂 can’t wait to make it back home

    8.17.11
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  61. Gretta wrote:

    I honestly didn’t understand what you meant by “halo” until I saw the final product. It’s so boho and sweet I have to make one this weekend! The red looks especially good on the dark brown hair (which I have…lucky me!) I have, since I was a little girl, always tried to make myself flower crowns, now I know a better way to go about it. Awesome post.

    10.21.11
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  62. Brittainy wrote:

    I have looked everywhere to find the perfect boho flower band. I didn’t realize all I had to do was head to Michael’s Crafts and do it myself! Thanks for inspiring independent creativity. Much easier than spending 4 hours in a mall looking for the “perfect” headband!

    11.22.11
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  63. Courtney wrote:

    I love that headband! How did you create the photo collage at the beginning? Please reply!

    12.27.11
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  64. That flower is such a beautiful color!

    4.16.12
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  65. Great tutorial! Good for fashion shooting too 🙂

    http://www.cherylchanphotography.com/

    6.21.12
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  66. olenka wrote:

    where did you get the third picture (from left to right) in the first row of the collage from?

    7.3.12
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  67. olenka wrote:

    @Jennifer her name is Abbey Lee Kershaw

    7.3.12
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  68. love it!

    8.18.12
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  69. sara wrote:

    love it,very good

    9.3.12
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  70. Evelyn wrote:

    love it! love it! love it!
    thank you for sharing. Now I can make my own 😀

    1.23.13
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  71. The head Bands are Just amazing and quite creative. Seems like Natural and gives a feeling of Retro Look with elegance. Very Good work and good creativity.

    Best Regards
    Paromita

    Owner – Urban Purple Fashion Studio

    4.18.13
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  72. Sisi wrote:

    Yet again, you done it! What a pretty flower.

    8.18.13
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  73. Angela wrote:

    Gosh. Really, I should have come up with an idea like that myself! Love this blog! Angela Butler – Clarksville, TN Photographer

    9.30.13
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  74. parveen wrote:

    awesome,.i love this tutorial .,thanx

    11.23.13
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  75. Tanya wrote:

    Very Fanciful and Grate Art’s For Diy Flower Ideas.

    5.25.14
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  76. Joya wrote:

    Very Nice Ideas Dia Flower halo

    6.9.14
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  77. Komal wrote:

    Loving it ! The begger the flower the better

    6.13.14
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  78. Aahna wrote:

    gorgeous flower ideas i love it

    8.17.14
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  79. Great work and thank you for these explanations

    11.9.14
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  80. benjamin wrote:

    i love this tutorial

    6.25.15
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  81. thank you very much for your explanations

    9.1.15
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  82. gunjan wrote:

    perfect flowers ideas i like it …

    11.1.15
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  83. Ritu Verma wrote:

    i love this much of experecne

    3.8.16
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  84. Rosie wrote:

    Excellent ideas for make our hairstyles better.

    3.25.16
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  85. Matt Jones wrote:

    women’s summer dresses have shown wonders in today’s fashion and is even doing the same. So, have a blast for this season with latest unbelievable fashion trend.

    6.26.16
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    7.29.16
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  87. Fantastic hairstyles!!
    Very fresh and fun.

    Fantásticos tipos de peinados!!
    Muy frescos y divertidos.

    9.26.16
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  88. jackline wrote:

    awesome styles

    10.29.16
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  89. axa wrote:

    Very Good work and good creativity

    1.21.17
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  90. Lovely flowers.
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    1.23.17
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    6.25.17
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  92. Alka wrote:

    I Love This awesome pictures.

    8.23.17
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  93. bollymist wrote:

    Nice post ! Keep it up ..all photos are good

    http://bollymist.info/kajal-aggarwal-hot-wallpapers/

    11.5.17
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  94. Ryan wrote:

    That’s the awesome pictures i want.
    Thanks Admin

    3.22.18
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  95. Nicole wrote:

    This is so cute! I would totally wear it! http://www.limpertinleopard.com

    4.12.18
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