Fake flowers for your hair

If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have noticed my massive English Country Garden board, full of flower garlands, lacey shoes, 50s prom dresses and pretty floral fabrics. This is the mood board for my Ascot outfit this year (you know I love Ascot!) and the idea (at the moment, anyway) is to make floral headdresses. And so, because when I decide to do anything, it must be done immediately, when I was in London last month, I decided to do a bit of research into floral headdresses by checking out the range of artificial flowers on offer.

Artificial flowers are like anything else – you can pay pennies or pounds (hundreds of pounds, to be exact), and in general, you get what you pay for. In a high-end shop (in a secret location, as they ‘don’t do social media’… Good luck to ’em!) I found some beautiful blooms that would end up setting you back about £100 for a headdress. Generally, artificial flowers cost the same price as eight weeks of fresh – which makes sense when you’re buying for somewhere like a hotel or restaurant. Not so much when you’re buying them for what amounts to a hat!

This bundle below, for example, cost £49 (ouch!).

If you want to go the other end of the scale, Ikea do a range of flowers that start from 65p!


I guess it all depends on how closely people will be looking at your head, right?!