11 October 2017

Flower Festival in Virginia + DIY Flower Crown

Wollam Gardens

Imagine frolicking around flower fields wearing flower crowns listening to folksy music as the sun sets. Sounds like something in a movie right? Last week Wollam Gardens in Jeffersonton, VA hosted their Flower Festival and since I was in DC visiting a friend we decided to drive to the farm.

To be honest we weren't sure what to expect but definitely were not expecting the festival to be as whimsical and fun as it was. They had bands playing throughout the night, food trucks, workshop stations, local vendors selling bulbs and eco friendly clothing, even yoga classes.

Wollam Gardens

flower festival - wollam gardens

My favorite station was the flower crown station. They had these large wooden tables set up covered in flowers as well as buckets full of blooms. There were no rules and you could use as many or as few flowers and greenery branches as you wanted. I picked a color scheme and then just started securing the flowers to the crown with florist's wire. 

Almost every head at the festival was graced by a flower crown and I loved how unique each one was. I even saw someone's dog with a flower crown around it's collar!

wollam gardens

wollam gardens

wollam gardens

I had never made a flower crown before but it's actually pretty easy. Start with thick florists wire like this and form into a circular shape. Place around your head and determine how long you need to cut it. To close the circle wrap wire around itself.

Next, you start securing flowers and greenery to the wire.Start with one flower and secure to the crown using thin florist wire like this. With the same piece of wire you will continue to add flowers being sure to securely wrap the stems to the crown and placing flowers close together. Continue securing blooms until you are finished.

wollam gardens

wollam gardens



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