Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, I’m sure you’re aware that the Fifa World Cup has been going on! I have such great memories of watching soccer with my family and friends growing up, so I always get really excited when it’s celebrated on a worldwide scale.
For the past few years I’ve cheered for Italy, mainly because the majority of my friends are Italian, but this year I’ve been rooting for Germany! I figured I’m a quarter German, so might as well be cheering for my own team!
In the spirit of the World Cup, I began looking for some cute German accessories to wear while I was out watching games, but couldn’t find ANYTHING! Of course this lead me to make a floral headband in traditional Deutschland colours – red, yellow, and black! My mom actually makes fun of me because I went through a definite Lana Del Ray-esque flower crown phase last year. In my defence, I made them to wear during music festivals, not everyday activities!
Here are some of those infamous “floral headdresses” as my mom would say…
I received lots of compliments at music festivals, but I don’t think they’re appropriate for a sports bar! I ended up heading to my favourite cheap craft supply place, Dollarama, for some DIY inspiration.
After perusing the aisles I ended up purchasing a plain black headband, a bouquet of artificial yellow flowers, and a set of hair pins that had a red flower attached. Of course you could tailor this to any specific teams colours, a baby blue and white arrangement would look great if you were cheering for Argentina!
Luckily, the red flower was only attached to the hair pin using glue, so I was able to carefully tugged it loose. I wanted the yellow flower to appear a bit fuller, so I removed the petals off several flowers and combined them onto one peg.
After deciding on the flowers positioning I used a hot glue gun to attach them to the headband. Easy peasyyy. Just remember to be careful with the glue gun – I’ve singed a few fingers during craft time and believe me it isn’t fun. If you do burn yourself run it under cold water for at least 5 minutes – the issue with minor burns are that the upper layer of skin may feel OK after a quick cool down, but the lower layers of skin may still be retaining heat, which leads to further damage.
ANYWAYS – this is the finished headband! Much less intricate than the crowns I made before, but I think it’s the perfect mix of girly and festive. If I didn’t look like such a dirt squirrel right now I’d post a picture of me wearing it, but I do so this will have to do!