A pretty floral hair comb is an understated alternative to the ever popular flower crown. They’re the perfect way to accessorise your outfit and will add a touch of elegance to any wedding attire or prom dress. Here, we show you how to make your own in 7 easy steps.
YOU WILL NEED
- 1 x Black Bacarra Rose
- 2 x Cool Water Roses
- 4 x Pink Spray Roses
- 1 x Sprig of Amaranthus
- 1 x Bunch of Green Hypericum Berries
- Ivy Leaves
- Wire Comb
- Florist Tape
- Florist Wire
Using a pair of sharp scissors, cut the stems of the flowers and foliage to approximately 2 inches in length. Mount the flower heads onto florists wire by inserting a length of wire through the base of the flower head, just at the top of the stem.
Fold the wire in half and wrap one end around the stem to secure.
Expert Tip: Wrap a length of florist tape around the stem and wire to create a clean finish.
Repeat until all flower heads are mounted onto florist wire.
Begin to arrange the flowers into clusters, ensuring that flower colours, sizes and textures are balanced.
Expert Tip: Start the first cluster with a large black Bacarra rose in the centre, surrounded on each side by amaranthus and Cool Water roses. Add spray roses to fill in any gaps within the design.
When you are happy with the arrangement, wrap a length of florist tape around the stems to secure.
Expert Tip: You can add to the cluster by simply wrapping florist tape around more flower heads to secure the blooms together.
Attach sprigs of ivy leaves to frame the flowers, again by wrapping tape around the stems.
Expert Tip: The cluster of flower heads should sit in the middle of the comb to create a balanced design.
Securely attach the flower cluster to the comb by wrapping a length of thin florist wire around the stem and the teeth of the comb.
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