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Painted Paper Flower Headbands DIY

I’ve made floral party hats before, but this week we made a whole paper flower tree in our studio (DIY coming soon!) and it made me want to do a refresh of one of my favorite crafts ever. These fascinators have a crepe paper base, but we added painted paper petals to give them an extra punch of color. We attached flowers in different sizes and added a few hanging ribbons to make them more interesting. I’m in love with the final product! They’ll definitely be making an appearance at our Easter party.

Material Needed: Headband, Jewelry Wire, Scissors, White Cardstock, Crepe Paper, Paint, Paint Brush
Step 1: Cut out two small pieces of  crepe paper and a two 10 inch pieces of jewelry wire.
Step 2: Crumble one of the crepe paper pieces into a ball and cover the piece of the wire so that the ball folds over the wire.
Step 3: Fold the other piece of crepe paper over the ball and squeeze around the bottom of the ball.
Step 4: Cut petals out of crepe paper.
Step 5: Begin placing petals around the ball base of the flower and wrap with the second piece of wire to secure in place.  Continue until you are satisfied with the look of the petals and have finished the length of the wire.
Step 6: Cut out the shape of your flower base on cardstock.
Step 7: Paint if desired.
Step 8: Cut a small hole in the center of the flower base and pass the wire though.
Step 9: Using the wire, secure the flower to the headband.
Step 10: Repeat this process until flowers cover the top of the headband.
Step 11: Tie ribbons in between the flowers.

Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Coordinated by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting and styling by Caitlin Barker
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. Becky Loose From The Zoo

    March 18, 2013

    so cute for an easter party! great tutorial, thanks for posting!


  2. ashley rachelle

    March 18, 2013

    love these head pieces! these would be so cute as a birthday crown for a little girl! great tutorial! xo


  3. Jenna

    March 18, 2013

    I love that crown! Echoing the other comment, it would be perfect for easter! I love that dress, too. 🙂
    xo Jenna

  4. Sarah

    March 18, 2013

    LOVE! i like how you could change up the colors for different times of year…

  5. Tiffanie

    March 18, 2013

    It’s gorgeous! I would make (and wear) that in a heartbeat. Maybe this weekend with my daughter. Love it!

  6. Bea

    March 18, 2013

    I love these, so gorgeous! Your site is my favourite place for party ideas, you are so clever.

    These are perfect for the upcoming weekend I have planned with my crazy nieces – Easter Flower Hats for everyone!

  7. Louise

    March 18, 2013

    These are lovely. I am in fact making a batch of your ‘original’ crepe paper flower party hats for this coming weekend when I am holding a surprise Birthday lunch for my 8 year old daughter and 8 of her girlfriends (plus her little 3 year old brother for whom I made a more boyish version – green tassely crepe paper poms such on the end of a beelie-bopper band). Thanks for the inspiration! xxx

  8. meg

    March 18, 2013

    You are too cute! Love this!

  9. jess

    March 18, 2013

    Those flowers are so cute, I would love to decorate my apartment with those flowers for spring and Easter 🙂

  10. Anneliese

    March 18, 2013

    So charming!

  11. Kate

    March 18, 2013

    I love it! I’m going to make one that matches my Easter dress. Monochromatic pastel party look, here I come!

  12. Bellenza Bistro

    March 19, 2013

    Love the oh-i-just-happened-to-craft-this look! So pretty, casual, and fun!

  13. Anne

    March 19, 2013

    Also a great idea for Frida Kahlo look-alike contests!

  14. Kaisa

    March 20, 2013

    Oh, lovely! Such a fun project!

  15. jessica

    March 20, 2013

    your adorableness is killing me! i attempted a painted newspaper flower headband dealio a la frida last october and it was an utter failure. you m’dear have made it so lovely i think i may try it again. love all that you do, thank you for sharing!

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