Monday, July 29, 2013

How To: DIY Mini Floral Bun Cover Wrap

Hello! I am sorry I have been so neglecting on my blog! Lots of new items and orders in my shop, so I haven't been able to get new posts up BUT I hope this little DIY will make up for some of it!

So with all the lovely gals out there that are rocking these adorable floral "mini crown" bun covers for those beautiful top knots, I thought I would make a quick tutorial so you can see how these are done! I also have them available in the shop for purchase as well (in case you are not wanting to be so crafty).

All you will need to get started are some small silk flowers (I buy mine at hobby lobby - they have the prettiest silk ones ev-ah!). Also you will need scissors, a hair tie and a glue gun. So let's get started!

Take the back plastic holding the flower together and snip off the end with the scissors. Make sure to leave just a tid bit of plastic. Using your glue gun make a pea-size dot over the plastic and on the flower and place on the center of the hair tie. Make sure your glue is not too hot or it can burn your skin and ain't nobody got time for dat!
Make sure it is centered for your bun. I am using five flowers and glued the largest one in the middle and will layer on the smaller ones at the end. You can use however many you would like but make sure there is still elastic so you can have it stretch.
To secure the back of the flower place a pea-sized dab in the back and place the green "leaf" piece to the back of the hair tie and press firmly to secure. Now do the same for the other four flowers.
The front should end up like this. I placed my flowers pretty close together so they are more floral-y if that even makes sense.
Here is what the final product looks like in a messy top knot. Easy and inexpensive little DIY! If there is anything you would like to see in DIY form please feel free to comment below. I would love to do more of these! I think they would make great gifts for your friends as well! And with an array of pretty colors - I am looking at doing some in a pretty plum or burgundy for fall and winter.