Happy Spring! Today the weather was BEAUTIFUL! It’s pretty much ALWAYS beautiful in Florida! But today was the kind of day where you want to stay outside for as looooong as possible! Often, we head over to the beach, but today we just enjoyed our own backyard.
Yes, those are coconuts lining my pathway!
We have a gorgeous bougainvillea bush that blooms virtually year-round. It’s constantly scattering its blooms around, so we picked up a bunch, along with some pieces of lariope, or as it’s more commonly called, monkey grass.(You can see it on the left side of my coconut pathway pic above.)
I appreciate both of these plants because they are super low-maintenance, and my family is in the “high-maintenance” stage of life right now!
After arranging the blossoms on our hammock, we headed indoors to make something.
All you need for this craft is some glue, scissors, and a bit of ribbon, raffia, or yarn.
You can use any flowers that you find in your yard- just clip the individual blossoms off their stem–and glue them on the monkey grass. I recommend regular Elmer’s glue or tacky glue.
I chose to leave spaces between the blossoms, but you could load it up with flowers and have no grass showing if you wanted a more lush look.
When you get to the end of the grass you will need to overlap each end of the grass and tie it off with your raffia or ribbon.
You can make it into a small crown for the top of your head, or make it larger to sit over your forehead, boho style.
It is helpful to size the grass to the person’s head and then trim it (don’t forget to leave some overlap) BEFORE glueing the flowers.
With the boho-style crown, I actually left the ends loose rather than tying them together with raffia so I could pin them in place on the back of my head. It helped give it a more secure fit.
This DIY project would make a perfect prop for an Easter photo shoot with you and your daughter, or other special ladies in your life. It is also suitable for an outdoor wedding or Springtime party!