Friday, May 29, 2015

An Afternoon of Flower Crown DIY with Boston Pollen // Local Love

DIY Flower Crowns with Boston Pollen on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

The other weekend I met up with my silver-haired sister, Krissy Price, owner and lead designer of Boston Pollen for an afternoon of flower crown making. She taught me her technique and we both made flower crowns! She is lovely, vivacious, and an absolute sweetheart. Read the step by step tutorial to learn how to make your own flower crown!

Spring Flowers on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Spring Flowers on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Krissy Price of Boston Pollen on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Flower Crown Supplies on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Flower Crowns with Boston Pollen on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Flower Crowns with Boston Pollen on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Flower Crowns with Boston Pollen on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Krissy Price of Boston Pollen in her DIY Flower Crown on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Flower Crowns on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

What You'll Need;
Vine Wrapped Wire
(two widths, one thick and one thin)
Green Floral Tape
Scissors
(ideally floral scissors)
Flowers
(you will want a variety, small and large, and some greenery as well)

What To Do;
Start by measuring around your head where you want the crown to sit.
Do you want it across your forehead like Krissy's, or on top like mine?
 Cut the thicker vine wrapped wire to wrap around and leave a few inches of excess.
Starting with the smaller flowers begin taping them down by the stems.
Stretch the floral tape as you go to activate it so it sticks.
You will not be cutting the tape as you go, instead working in one long piece connected to the roll.
Build up from smaller to larger flowers until you reach the largest statement flower.
Secure this flower and cut the tape.
Here is where you will switch direction for the smallest side.
Either just start taping the flowers down largest to smallest in the opposite direction,
OR, make a small cluster of flowers in a boutonniere sort of shape, secure together with floral tape, and then secure to the crown.
If there is ever a spot where the floral tape isn't working, the thinner vine wrapped wire will do the trick.
Wrap around your head and tie the ends together to secure.
We hope you love your new flower crown!

Spring Flowers on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Flower Crowns on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Flower Crowns on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Flower Crowns with Krissy Price on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Flower Crowns with Boston Pollen on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

DIY Flower Crowns on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

A HUGE thank you to Krissy Price for sharing your wisdom, your flowers, and your spirit!

Another huge thank you to Simpli Bar & Bites in Jamaica Plain for letting us use your heated outdoor patio for this shoot!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Silver Sunlight

Silver Sunlight on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

black and blue outfit on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

(Outfit Details; watch, Daniel Wellington. bracelet, Free People. bottoms, Urban Outfitters. top, self made. shoes, H&M. bag, Free People.)

denim shirt on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

denim shirt and silver hair on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

denim shirt and silver hair on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Silver hair on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Silver hair and denim shirt on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

free people and daniel wellington on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

daniel wellington on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Denim Shirt and black bag on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Boxy denim shirt on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

handmade upcycled reworked denim shirt on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

accessories on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

daniel wellington on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

h&m black booties on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Sorry for the 2 mo. + blog hiatus, but I'm back (and still here with silver hair)! It was a crazy few months, while I was gone (never fully gone, follow me on Instagram here) I finished my second to last year of school, turned 21, was promoted to MIT at work, and moved twice. I have lots of fun stuff in store for the next few months and I can't wait to share it all. I've become increasingly interested in making my own clothes, especially reworking clothing from thrift stores, this shirt being one of them. Definitely going to be sharing a lot more of this soon.

All photos shot and edited by Lauren O'Neil