Made By Hand | Floral Crown

Inspiring handcrafted how-to’s for your home, life and well being.  Our Made By Hand series features distinct DIYs made with a little love and a lot of creative spirit. Today’s post comes from Made By Hand contributors Tegan and Lindsay of Treasures & Travels. 

Made By Hand | Floral Crown

Coachella is right around the corner! And creating the perfect floral crown to accessorize your festival fringe is a must. We love a good floral crown that is both sturdy and easy to pack!

Real ones are beautiful, but for those long festival days they don’t always last. Having a good fake flower crown on hand to throw in your bag is a festival necessity.  It won’t get ruined in transit and hopefully will last through the entire festival season.

You can always add some fresh flowers to this crown to mix it up as well. Keep it nice and simple and pick some daisies at the festival to adorn the crown once it’s on. You can never have too many flowers in your hair!

Made By Hand | Floral Crown

This crown costs under $10 to make! We found all of the supplies at the dollar store and love how the wood beads add a fun twist to your classic floral crown. 

You’ll need:

  • craft wire
  • floral tape
  • fake flowers
  • scissors
  • beads

Made By Hand | Floral Crown

Step 1 | Start by measuring the wire around the crown of your head to size. Wrap it around twice so you have two bases, one for the flowers and one for the beads.

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Step 2 | Add beads to one of the wire bases, you can make a pattern, use all the same beads, or just put them on randomly. 

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Step 3 | Once you’ve added all the beads, twist it around the remaining wire to secure it in place.

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Step 4 | Now add your flowers! Rip off a piece of floral tape, stretch it so it get’s sticky, and use it to secure a flower to the crown. Floral tape will just stick to itself once it’s stretched out. 

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Step 5 | Start at one end and keep adding leaves and flowers in a continuous pattern around the wire.

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Step 6 | Keep going until you have the entire wire covered in floral and leaves!

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Enjoy wearing your new floral crown to all your favorite festivals this summer!  Be sure to tag your Minnetonka festival style with #FestivalFringe on Instagram.

About Treasures & Travels:

Treasures & Travels is a lifestyle blog by Tegan Klenner & Lindsay Sjoberg, two sisters from Vancouver, Canada. They blog about all the things they love from style, DIY projects, recipes and beauty to the small joys of everyday life.

Well Worn | Lottie Anderson

A single Minnetonka style can be worn a million different ways.  In our Well Worn series we spotlight unique individuals who seek to stand apart not only in what they wear but what they do.

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Lottie Anderson | Blogger and Art Director 

Lottie Anderson is many things — a taste maker, blogger and art director. But as she fluidly moves from one role to the next, one thing stays steady — a passion for creativity and adventure. We took a moment with her to chat about life, style and her latest inspirations as spring begins to take hold. 

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Upon staring into my closet you may just for a second think you’ve fallen into a black hole, it is a fairly colorless void but that certainly doesn’t make it boring. I’m always inspired by the timeless elements of design and the colors and textures that occur in nature. I think wearing black keeps me from being distracted by the subtleties in the world.

Another reason I keep my wardrobe simple is because of my hair. I’ve really had no problems thus far getting taken seriously in the job market and I think it’s a combination of party of the top business on the bottom. Having that pinch of crazy (with my blue hair) really opens doors because people automatically assume you’re creative, it’s like my unofficial calling card.

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I think fashion shows more of who you are than you actually realize, sometimes not just in what you’re wearing but how you’re wearing it. You can always flourish in something original and beautiful that’s vintage or handmade. I don’t expect many people to follow my aesthetic of simplicity but it really is quite liberating living outside the expectations of keeping up with all the newest trends.

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Topping the list of my favorite things right now is the fact that I can start tapping into my shoe collection and not just wear boots constantly! Shoutout to spring!

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I’m itching for something new. I’m in love with Minneapolis and my childhood home in Wisconsin but I’ve always known I have a deep love for the west and hopefully will be able to move out there in the not too distant future. I’m also looking to knuckle down with the blog with more collaborative efforts and deeper insights to come!

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On Trend | Sea Mist Kilty

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Psst … We’re letting you in on a little secret. There’s a new shade of shoe in town that’s so distinct, it won its very own exclusive spot in our Minnetonka market (the online version, that is).

Cue the coastal vibes and check out the newest color from our collection of Kilty mocs: The cool, calm, and collected Sea Mist. Made with our signature suede and cushy padded insole, this is a pair that looks and feels light and airy. They’ll be the perfect pop of color to add to your wardrobe’s pretty little palate.

On Trend: Sea Mist Kilty

These Sea Mist mocs are so special, you’ll only find them online. (Shouldn’t e-commerce equal exclusive?) They’re the latest and greatest addition to a collection you already love. Pick up a pair to brighten up your own spring collection!

Made By Hand | Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

Inspiring handcrafted how-to’s for your home, life and well being.  Our Made By Hand series features distinct DIYs made with a little love and a lot of creative spirit.

Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

This past weekend we packed our mocs and headed south to Austin, Texas for CAMP!

We kicked off this fun-filled weekend adventure on Friday night with two boho inspired friendship bracelet DIYs created by Johnna from Fox Meets Bear. Check out Johnna’s step-by-step instructions below and share with us which bracelet you’ll be making in the comments!

Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

 

Supplies: 

  • Eight Brass Beads
  • Roll of 24mm copper
  • Five strands of Suede (desired length 18″) 
  • Washi Tape
  • Pliers
  • Wire Cutter

 

Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

Step 1 | Cut one end of the suede to make it easier for the beads to be strung on. Trim diagonally.

Made By Hand: Beaded Boho Friendship Bracelet

Step 2 | String on brass beads. Feel free to explore here. You can put them all on one strand of suede or split them up on each of the five strands!

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Step 3 | Cut three-five sections from roll of copper. Desired length about two-three inches each.

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Step 4 |Wrap copper tightly around suede. Feel free to explore with this too! They can be close together, far apart, spread out on all five strands of suede or covered on one single piece!

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Step 5 | Gather the ends of the five strands of suede and leave about two inches of room on the end for tying. Wrap entire section with copper.

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Step 6 | Wrap on wrist. Find a friend to help tie into a double knot. Enjoy the suede, brass, and copper combination!

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About Johnna of Fox Meets Bear:

Johnna Holmgren is the wife of her bearded husband Max. She is the mother of Luella Beane. They reside in Stillwater, Minnesota with their dog (Badger), kitty (Zoe) and their two chickens (Beatrice+Mabel). Her blog, Fox Meets Bear is generally filled with adventures, floral projects, and a few tidbits about motherhood. Together they run Bear Fox Chalk, a chalk design and illustration company.

Made By Hand|Braided Suede Bracelet

Inspiring handcrafted how-to’s for your home, life and well being.  Our Made By Hand series features distinct DIYs made with a little love and a lot of creative spirit.

Made By Hand: Braided Suede Bracelet

This past weekend we packed our mocs and headed south to Austin, Texas for CAMP!

We kicked off our weekend away on Friday night with a Friendship Bracelet DIY by Johnna from Fox Meets Bear. Check out Johnna’s step-by-step instructions below for a braided suede bracelet to wear all summer long!

Made By Hand: Braided Suede Bracelet

Supplies: 

  • Roll of 24mm copper
  • Five strands of Suede (desired length 18″) 
  • Washi Tape
  • Pliers
  • Wire Cutter

 

Made By Hand: Braided Suede Bracelet

Step 1 | Tape suede strands to a hard surface.

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Step 2 | Braid the pieces of suede into a traditional braid or explore braiding variations.

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Step 3 | Finish braiding by leaving about two inches of room on the end for tying.

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Step 4 | Wrap on wrist.  Find a friend to help tie into a double knot!

Made By Hand: Braided Suede Bracelet

About Johnna of Fox Meets Bear:

Johnna Holmgren is the wife of her bearded husband Max. She is the mother of Luella Beane. They reside in Stillwater, Minnesota with their dog (Badger), kitty (Zoe) and their two chickens (Beatrice+Mabel). Her blog, Fox Meets Bear is generally filled with adventures, floral projects, and a few tidbits about motherhood. Together they run Bear Fox Chalk, a chalk design and illustration company.