Make a Floral Crown for Beltane

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Celebrate Beltane

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Weave flowers and ribbons into a crown for Beltane. Image (c) Patti Wigington 2014; Licensed to About.com

If you're holding any kind of Beltane celebration at all, it's all about the flowers! Be sure to jazz up your festivities with a crown of flowers -- it looks beautiful on any woman, and really brings out the goddess within. Not only that, it's pretty heavy on the fertility symbolism as well. A floral crown is easy to make with just a few basic craft supplies.

You'll need the following:

  • Pipe cleaners (preferably green, but any color works in a pinch)
  • Spring flowers, such as daisies, irises, petunias (leave the stems on)
  • Ribbon in whatever colors you love

Take the pipe cleaners and create a circle that will fit your head. This usually takes two pipe cleaners for adults, and maybe one and a half for kids. Twist the ends together to form a ring.

Next, take two more pipe cleaners and twist them around the ring, creating a framework for you to add your flowers.

Take your spring flowers and weave the stems through the pipe cleaner frame. Tuck the flowers in snugly so that the frame is covered. If you have trouble getting them to stay in place, or if they seem loose, wrap a bit of green florist's wire around them for additional stability.

Finally, cut several ribbons in a variety of lengths. Tie them to the back of the flower wreath. Once you put on your floral crown, you'll be all ready to go dance around the Maypole!