Famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo may have been known for her fantastical self-portraits but she is also known for her iconic floral hairstyles she paints in most her portraits. This is a simple tribute to the beauty she found in flowers with our Floral Headband craft that you can make right at home.
With her the vibrant colors used in her painting usually included embroidered dresses with flowers in her hair. Her style was celebration of her Mexican heritage and a symbol of fertility and they were usually picked from her own garden.
“I paint flowers so they will not die” -Frida Kahlo
Floral scissors or garden
Fresh or permanent (artificial) flowers (we used roses, ranunculus, and lisianthus flowers from Trader Joes) - large, medium, and small blooms
First, with the floral scissors, trim the stems off of the flowers so that they will lie flat on the headband.
Next add glue to the bottom of each blossom. Add in several spots so that it will adhere to the headband securely. Be careful -- the floral adhesive flows out of the tube very quickly and it is very sticky.
Attach each blossom to the headband. Start with the larger blossoms at the top and as you gradually go down the headband, reduce the size of the blooms you attach. The smaller flowers should be closer to the bottom of the headband.
We only did the top portion of the headband and left the rest of the headband uncovered but you may want to add more flowers all the way to the bottom or wrap and glue ribbon at the bottom half of each side of the headband. Have fun making this! you can make these extra colorful!
Ali & Marissa