This headband is quick to make and really pretty for spring. The same technique can be quickly adapted to make this into a circlet. It isn't as sturdy as a plastic headband, but stays in place. Think of it more as something for special occasions.
Here are the supplies:
2. I then bought several floral picks at JoAnn's. The reason I went with floral picks is that they are made out of wire. If you want to use other kinds of flowers, you will have to glue them to the finished band, whereas these can be wrapped around it using the wire.
4. Wire Cutters
Cut two pieces of wire 36 inches each. This will make a standard 16 inch headband. Take one wire and fold it in half. Wrap the other wire around this bent one approximate 1.5 inches up from the end. Wrap it at least 4 times, because the other end will end up having 3 or 4 wraps and you want the ends to look similar.
Now start "braiding." During this step, I think "inside/outside." You twist the first two wires from left to right, then the last two. Twist them three times so that each time you do this part, the wires that move to positions 2 and 3 change. Then twist wires 2 and 3 together three times.
Repeat this until you are about 1.5 inches away from where you want the headband to end, approximate 14.5 inches of this "braiding."
Once you get to the other end, wrap only wires 1 and 2 and make a bend in whichever one ends up being longer.
Wrap the remaining three wires around the end of that bend, securing it.
Here are the views of both ends:
Here is a view of the band:
Bend the completed band into the shape of a headband:
Use the picks, which you can take apart, to embellish the headband however you want:
Detail of embellishments on the band:
If you instead want to make a circlet, fold one end of the band into a hook. Make sure you have made the complete band large enough to fit on your head.
Hook the band together and shape it into a circle:
Add your embellishments:
Detail of embellishments on circlet:
And that is it! I think these are lovely and am so glad that I got this request!