This week my house is a mad house. Delilah has decided that sleeping is optional and is (I believe) either having a growth spurt or teething. She’s up every half hour/hour to eat at night and fussy all day. I was planning on making some fancy Pad Thai with jackfruit seeds for dinner tonight and got as far as cooking and chopping the seeds, when Delilah decided I didn’t need to finish.
So today’s post is going to be short, sweet and just for fun =)
This really is one of the easiest crafts out there, but its so much fun and a surprising amount of people don’t know how to do it!
The first step is to pick flowers. We used white clover flowers for ours. Make sure you pick them with stems long enough to tie into a knot (or have super nimble fingers so you can tie short lengths of stem!). Pick at least a dozen for a necklace, or 4-ish for a child sized bracelet. Its really a matter of how long the stems are and how big or small your body is.
What you do is take two flowers (flowers a and b) and tie flower A’s stem in a knot right behind flower B’s flower.
You have to be very gentle when you tighten the knot or you’ll just rip the stems and have to start over. And that’s it! Just keep tying on more flowers until you’ve reached the length you want.
You can do this with all kinds of flowers and thoroughly impress anyone under the age of 10!
Rory and Gage (my niece and nephew) were both very excited to get necklaces and bracelets made from flowers. My niece, Rory, had me make a, ‘Bracelet for Delilah’s foot.’ Also know as an anklet. And Gage, my nephew, had to have a bracelet for each arm and a necklace. Just like all the other cool kids have.
Now you know how to make flower chains! Maybe you’ll even come up with a non-child use for them =)
~Courtney, The Crunchy Delinquent