It’s QVC’s Garden Day on 9th May 2021! Taking place across 24 hours, this very special event is a celebration of gardening on your screen, where you’ll be able to join in, celebrate with us, and grab yourself a bargain on plants, garden furniture, decor and more!
To help you get in the mood, I’ve created a tutorial that you can try with some simple gardening equipment and – yes – real flowers! It’s a handmade take on the flower crown, and you can get as creative as you like with it, utilising your favourite flowers, as well as different colours and textures.
How to make a real flower crown
- Real flowers and foliage
- Long, clean twigs
- Sharp scissors
- Wire cutters
- Florist wire
1. Cut any new growth from the body of your twigs to leave a couple of long, clean twigs.
2. Wrap the twigs around each other to form a circle. Secure in place with the florist wire (make sure there aren’t any piece of wire sticking out – or they could poke into your scalp!)
3. Cut your flowers, leaving around three to four inches of stem. Weave each flower through the twigs and secure in place with florist wire.
4. Add in your foliage – go as wild as you prefer!
5. Pop your flower crown on your head, take a selfie and tag @mr_plantgeek and @qvcuk on Instagram!
Need a video tutorial? Watch below!
Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan.
Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media – so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook. You can also listen to The Plant Based Podcast with Michael and co-host Ellen-Mary on iTunes, Spotify and Google.
To form a circle. Secure in place with the florist wire (make sure there aren’t any piece of wire sticking out – or they could poke into your scalp!)