The flower crown is not only an historic rite of passage into spring but also an easy and calming activity after a long week.
The roots or stems of the flowers symbolise the connection between the land and the replenishment of the earth after winter. The crowns were worn as a practical status of accomplishment and honour. A hidden language was written in every crown. Shakespeare references this in Hamlet when Ophelia, while making a crown, says: “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembering. … And there are pansies, they’re for thoughts.”
Worn frequently by Marie Antoinette, the floral headdress became woven into the sartorial traditions and social etiquette. They have for centuries signified the romantic aspects of a simple country life.
This do-it-yourself floral crown is perfect to decorate your stylish straw hat for the upcoming spring occasions: race day, a music festival, a spring wedding in the garden or just when you feel like getting back to nature for an hour or two to walk in the sunshine with a particularly pretty hat!