Tree Fairy Crown

In a couple of weeks we’ll be going to Timber Festival for the first time.  I am so excited!

In anticipation, I’m working on some fabulous festival accessories and since Dorothy and I collected an abundance of leaves on our nature walk, I started with a rather majestic tree fairy crown.

Of course, being forged of the forest itself, the crown won’t last forever, but it’ll hold on for at least a week if you choose the right leaves.and the right glue.

Incidentally the ‘right leaves’ are a mixture of very large ivy and laurel and the right glue is PVA.  I tried other leaves and other glues and the results were a bit grim.

If you’d like to make your own natural, unique festival crown…

You will need

A handful of of large ivy leaves and a few laurel leaves.

PVA glue

Laundry pegs

Method

  • Cut the Ivy leaves into squares.  The size will depend on the
  • Cut the laurel leaves in half.
  • Fold two of the squares in half corner to corner.
  • Stick the squares together, slightly overlapping.

  • Lay a laurel leaf in the middle and fold the squares back in lad.  Secure with a couple of laundry pegs.

  • Add more squares in the same way, each time laying a laurel leaf in-between.

  • Once your crown is long enough, join the two ends and allow to dry over night.

Beth already wants one!  I think I might have to make one for me too.

Love Rachel ❤️