Tuesday, 30 October 2012

"IT'S FUNNY HOW I FIND MYSELF IN LOVE WITH YOU".

Listening to: It's My Life- No Doubt.

It feels like I haven't blogged in AGES! I'm sorry but my life mostly exists with work, work, a bit of sleeping and more work. Apart from last Sunday.

Sunday was both Chris dad and my oldest friend April birthday. Yes I went out for two tasty meals plus cake (following my pizza breakfast), with lots of laughing and just an amazing time. Although it was a bit of a rush getting from one to the other- it turned out for the best. I didn't get that really unhappy feeling when you've had a nice day and its not quite over but all the fun has ended- because I obviously went to two (spoilt!). I LOVE Chris family and (although I'm not 100% sure) they like me too, and Aprils family is almost like my second family- her mum even keeps emergency meals in the freezer for me :) Plus me April and her siblings argue and play fight and annoy and laugh like family :)

Other than that I spent some much needed time with Chris and a little DIY project.

Meet the Jodie version of a floral crown :)


I adore bloggers such as Megan (from The Briar Rose) and Amy (from The Little Magpie) and they make me wish I could get away with amazing flower full crowns in my hair. The amazing 'Whole Lotta Rosie' crown from Crown and glory is unbelievable, as is the 'Beatrice' crown from Rock 'n' Rose, or the super cute woodland inspired 'Woodland Copse: A Butterfly Crown' crown from Crown and Glory.


But (although they look amazing) it's not quite me. But I wanted a crown- so I made my own Green crown.

I bought all oh my supplies either from Hobby Craft (my favourite shop in the entire universe), or had in my craft crate.
1) I marked where I wanted the crown to end above my ears with a eyeliner (so I could easily rub it off).
2) and cut out a piece of felt to the length I anted between the two eyeliner marks and washed off the marks.
3) Then I rounded the edges.
4) It was a lot easier to cut one end than used it a guide for the other side (as I am awful at getting things even otherwise)
5) I wanted to attach the leaves to the length of felt as it was a little easier, and to avoid any of the edges rubbing onto my head.
6) and here are some of the leaves etc I used.
7) My first attempt at attaching the leaves was to use glue but it took far too long to dry for the end result so was abandoned (I just wanted to show you that we all do make mistakes)
8) Working from the outer edge I attached leaves on the top half of the felt...
9)... working my way in.
10) About 2 inches from the centre I attached the felt to the metal crown stitching round the un-leaved felt to the leaved felt (like a sausage roll) leaving the un-leaved section free.
11) and attached the rest of the leaves to the felt on both edges so it really filled out the crown.
12) and its complete.

What do you guys think? All I can say is I am not making another for a LONG time and have the utmost respect for every tine who does- it was so fiddly and hard!
Jodie x

72 comments:

  1. so lovely :)
    i also have DIY flower crown :)

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    1. thank you- i have to check this out :)

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  2. Amaziiiiiing! *_*


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  3. This is so cool, you're really handy!


    Black&Vanilla
    xx

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  4. What a fab DIY, I love the look of your crown :) they do take ages though! xx

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  5. So nice! Well done
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  6. This is so pretty! Worth the effort you put into it for sure :)

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  7. Wow, that turned out amazing on you! I love the floral crowns :D

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  8. Nice crown, I really like it!
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  9. wow great DIY headband! i also did one by myself :)
    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet

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  10. such a great diy!! love the way the head wreath came out! so beautiful :)

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  12. I really, really want a floral crown, I think I might try and make one too!

    Lana, xo
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  13. wow your made it great!
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    xxx

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  14. the pictures are very nice *_* your blog is very lovely and interestng. im glad if you visit my blog,too. <3

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  15. this looks amazing! i love floral crowns they are so pretty :) x
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  16. Wow, I love this crowns, they look so pretty :)

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  17. I love your crown, they are amazing -I want one now !

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  18. This looks awesome on you. I have a crown that I'm still working out how to wear haha! I love Amy in hers too :)

    Tara
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    xoxo

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  19. Ohhh amazing!
    xx
    B.
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  20. Such beautiful floral crown!! Love it :)

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  21. Nice! if only i could wear one of those without feeling shy.. :)

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  22. The floral head piece is such a great accessory! On a side note... No Doubt - It's My Life... I love them!

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  23. That's a really amazing DIY and you look so cute with it! Also, everything by No Doubt is pretty much perfect, in my opinion :)

    xo,
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  24. what an amazing DIY. I lov these beauiful crown's i've been seeing everywhere lately! I may try and make my own :) xxx

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  25. That looks so pretty, you did an amazing job. We should definitely try it sometime, hopefully it turns out good. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. wow what a pretty hair crown! it matches your hair colour so well!

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  27. Nice crown! To be frank I was a little bit tired of seeing all these rose flower crowns, so I think yours is really refreshing. ^^

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  28. Super cool! I wish I knew how to do that. XOXO


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  29. aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh I love it! SO original - better than a floral crown. I want to get some sort of crown for when I get married as I have a pure hatred for veils (!!) not sure what sort of crown though.

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    1. Thank you- everyone I know said they hated veils but as soon as they've tried them on they feel like a princess. Pearls look fab with lace so maybe use something like that?

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