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Fashion is blooming right now! Floral prints are a hot trend for spring/summer 2013, and flower crowns have been spotted on all our favorite celebs. For a fun twist on the trend, try making an easy wrap for your top-knot or bun with gorgeous fresh flowers. It's easy, fast and makes the messiest of buns super romantic. Even better? It can double as a pretty bracelet.
1. Cut the Floral Wire
Cut a length of floral wire about 10 inches (25cm) long with wire cutters. Put your hair in a quick bun and cut the length so that it's roughly halfway around the bun (the length will vary depending on how much hair you have).
Twist each end of the wire into a small loop, as pictured below.
2. Arrange the Flowers
Arrange the flowers on the wire for positional purposes, using a bigger flower in the center and smaller ones on the edges. You might like to take a quick pic of your arrangement for future reference.
Cut the stems, leaving around two to three inches (5cm to 8 cm) of stem.
Remove the flowers from the wire and set aside.
Then hold the wire by the ends and twist.
Insert flowers back into the wire through the loops, referring back to your photo if necessary.
3. Tape the Flowers
Bending the stems to the side, start wrapping both the wire and stems with floral tape.
Keep wrapping until you have added all of the flowers.
4. Add the Ribbon
Pull a piece of ribbon through the end loops of the wire.
Put your hair in a bun or top-knot. Bend the wire so it sits close to your hair and tie the ribbon into a bow.
Wear Your Bun Wrap
A pretty floral 'do is casual enough for a day at the park and it's also perfect for a summer wedding - or festival.
Try it on your arm as well!
If you'd like to make a decadent Frieda Kahlo-inspired floral crown using fake flowers, head over to our tutorial here. Or would you prefer to craft with fresh flowers? Let us know in the comments - we'd love to hear from you!