Monday, May 3, 2010

May Crowns

1.  Twist strands of wild vetch.

2.  Coil floral wire around the vetch.

3.  Measure the child's head and twist the wire together where the ends meet.

4.  Trim off dry pieces or roots hanging down the back.

5.  Add sprigs of rosemary, lavender, oak leaves, dandelion flowers, roses and more by gently pushing the stems under bits of wire or twisted vetch.

6.  Mist with water and keep in a cool place to enjoy for days!  Take off wilting flowers and add new ones to refresh the crowns.

Voici le Mois de Mai
This is the Month of May (French Folk Song -- thank you to Kristie Burns from Earthschooling for this one!)

Voici le mois de Mai
Ou les fleurs volent au vent.
Voici le mois de Mai
Ou les fleurs volent au vent.

Ou les fleurs volent au vent
Si jolie mignonne.
Ou les fleurs volent au vent
Si mignonnement!

Here is the month of May
When the flowers sway in the breeze.
Here is the month of May

When the flowers sway in the breeze.

When the flowers sway in the breeze.

They are so pretty and cute.
When the flowers sway in the breeze. 
They are very precious.


7 comments:

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

So beautiful! Maybe we will do similar crowns for our mid-summer celebration, because for now we still have only dandelions blooming.
Happy May to you all!

Jen said...

What a beautiful picture of you with Joey & Wilson! Great tutorial, as always! Happy May to your family, Jennifer!

momma rae said...

so, i've been having trouble viewing your posts, the page seems blank but the sidebar is there. i just figured out that they are there, i just have to scroll ALL the way down to find them. interesting.

these are lovely! i'm not sure what vetch is or if we have it here so i am going to look that up. our may faire is not until the 23rd (it's not supposed to make sense) and i am in charge of the crowns...better get it together! ;)

Nicole Benjamin said...

so beautiful, it certainly is lovely adding herbs to scent flower crowns!

Jenn said...

so beautiful! all of you!

Jeqdesigns said...

What a great idea! Once again I am amazed at what there is to do on this earth! Thankyou for the photos and tutorial. We just may try this at home. :)

Jeqdesigns said...

Great idea! How wonderful, and we just may try this at home. :)

Have enjoyed all of your posts.