What you need:
- 24″ of black 12 gauge floral wire
- black electrical tape
- green floral tape
- 26 gauge green floral wire
- decorative flowers of your choice
Step One: Make the Wire Base:
Cut one 24″ piece of 12 gauge floral wire
Shape the wire into a ~ 7″ Diameter circle with the tails of the wire piece overlapping by ~2.5″
Twist the overlapping tails of the wire circle together and wrap them with black electrical tape.
Step Two: Create a pocket for the battery pack:
Place the battery pack for the LED strand in the corner of the bag it came in. Then cut out the corner of the bag to create a pouch for the battery pack. Leave 1/2″ of extra material on the side of the pocket. Use black electrical tape to tape the pouch together along the side of the battery pack. Carefully wrap the rest of the pouch with black electrical tape. IMPORTANT: Make sure the pocket is large enough for the battery pack to easily slide in and out! Trim away extra material near the opening.
Step Three: Attach the battery pack to the wire loop
Wrap black electrical tape around the pouch and the wire loop where the two ends of the wire loop overlap. DO NOT wrap too tightly. Check that the battery pack can still easily slide in and out of the pouch.
Step Four: Wrap the LED strand around the wire loop
Before wrapping the LEDs around the wire loop, make sure you create enough slack in the cord to allow the battery pack to slide in and out of its case. Wrap the cord with electrical tape where the cord first meets the loop to keep it in place. See pictures below.
Now, wrap the LED strand around the wire loop. It’s better not to wrap the actual LEDS too tightly to the loop. You should leave a little room for them to stand off from the loop so they can be placed decoratively later.
Step Five: Wrap everything in floral tape
Wrap the LEDs with white floral tape to give the LEDs a more diffuse glow. Then, wrap the rest of the project with green floral tape. You can also choose to leave the LEDs bare to create brighter, sharper points of light along the band.
Step Six: Decorate with flowers
Place flowers around the crown as desired. I usually start by covering the battery pack. Wrap wire around the loop and the stems of the flowers to secure the flowers to the crown.
Step Seven: Wear it!