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How to Make Flower Crown with Ribbons and Pom poms

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How to Make Flower Crown with Ribbons and Pom poms | Live Colorful

Flower crowns are still awesome. They add a fun touch to any summer outfit. You can wear them for a special occasion, a pool party, or just because you want to feel special and different in a Monday afternoon.

A recent event inspired me to make one. I wanted to use durable materials so I could storage it and use it in the future. I bought some artificial silk flowers and added my own colorful touch using pompoms and ribbons.

Check out the video (minute 5:02) to see how I made mine.

MATERIALS:

 

STEPS:

  1. Measure your head to calculate the size of your crown. Cut the floral wire and add 2 inches on each side to wrap it and close it. Close the wire in a semi-circle shape and wrap the edges as much as you can.
  2. Start tangling the artificial flowers on the floral wire. Arrange them on the front of the crown.
  3. When you are happy with the way the flowers look, tangle floral green tape around the whole crown to cover the floral wire and the wire from the artificial flowers.
  4. Now add the ribbons! When you finish, trim them to a desired length. You can leave a few longer than others for a playful look.
  5. Colorful pom poms, of course! You can sew them or glue them on top of the ribbons for a fun touch.

How to Make Flower Crown with Ribbons and Pom poms | Live Colorful

Your summer outfits will never be boring if you wear this colorful accessory!

We recently shared another great DIY idea, a Braided Fabric Head Wrap that is also a perfect accessory for your summery outfits. Check out the tutorial here.

Handmade in Mexico: Summer Essentials

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If you follow us on Instagram, you may already have noticed that we are obsessed with Mexican handcrafts and designs. There is something unique about them that catches our attention. We believe that the vibrant colors and prints are one of the main reasons, but we also think that the charisma, the richness of the culture and the warmth of the people make this special connection even stronger.

So every time we have an opportunity to travel through Mexico, we love talking with the artisans about their inspiration and techniques. We really enjoy getting to know more about the process, and we enjoy buying these handmade in mexico crafts and designs as well. Every time we come back home with new handmade goodies, and share them on Instagram or Facebook, we receive emails asking about where they can get them. So we decided to start looking for online stores with products we believe that you guys will love. And also because we know they will fill your day with joy!

Beautiful fashion accessories, shoes and handbags handmade in Mexico by different artisans from around the country. | LiveColorful.com

And our first picks are inspired by summer! We curated some beautiful fashion accessories, shoes and handbags handmade in Mexico by different artisans from around the country. Check them out:

  1. These amazing hand embroidered shoes made in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. 
  2. Hand embroidered sandals made by indigenous women from the Sierra Norte, Puebla, Mexico. 
  3. We love these tennis shoes with bold and colorful embroidery Chiapaneco. 
  4. A gorgeous copper necklace with hand-painted details inspired by Mexican patterns.
  5. The details in these pendants are amazing.
  6. The coolest necklaces ever! Calaveritas full of color by.
  7. The awesome and original Acapulco chair.
  8. A multipurpose handbag with a stunning mexican pattern.
  9. Amazing backpacks with embroidered details made in Chiapas, Mexico.
  10. A super colorful clutch perfect for summer.
  11. We love the pompoms and we love the colors in this fun clutch!
  12. Plush cotton sweatshirt full of color and beautiful mexican patterns.
  13. This fun modern t-shirt made from a mexican huipil.
  14. Another gorgeously embroidered huipil with turquoise details.The color combination is lovely and fresh.

DIY: Braided Fabric Head Wrap

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Make a pretty braided head wrap this summer! Wear it as headband, or use it to decorate a hat and even make it a bow on one of your favorite summer bags.

 DIY: Braided fabric head wrap | Live Colorful

 

I love versatile fashion accessories, especially the ones you can adjust and wear in many ways and many occasions.

Summer inspired me to create a braided fabric head wrap using some pretty fabric scraps. The patterns in the fabric are summery and fun and the way to make it is easy peasy.

I know you will love the idea of being able to use this braided head wrap as headband, but also to decorate a hat and even make it a bow on one of my favorite summer bags for the beach.

 DIY: Braided fabric head wrap | Live Colorful

MATERIALS:

  • Fabric scraps
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Hot glue
  • Hot Glue gun

STEPS:

  1. Start by cutting six long wide strips of fabric. Approximately 36 inches long. One way to know the length of your fabric strips is by measuring your head or hat and adding 3″ on each side to be able tie a knot on both ends.
  2. Organize the fabric into three pairs. Put the fabric together, leaving the printed side of the fabric exposed.
  3. Start braiding your three pieces.
  4. Cut the excess of fabric from both sides and give a few stitches to hold the two ends together. Then tie a knot at the end.

That easy! Now you have a beautiful head piece that is ready to be paired with a flirty, fun summer outfit!

You can also update an old hat you have at home to make it look fresh and beach ready with this simple DIY project.