A Greek Goddess Headpiece DIY

Ok, so this is not actually meant to be a Greek Goddess headpiece. lol
I am supposed to be a Maenad, a mythological character, follower of the Greek wine god Dionysus.
But that's a long explanation, and pretty similar.

I made this headpiece. Yay for DIY!

Rough instructions are as follows:

I bought a round "rope" of ivy @ Michael's. It is wired so you can twist & turn it as you please.

I folded the long "rope" in two & twisted it together to make the leaves appear thicker. It's also pretty long so this way you can use the whole length.

I now had a shorter rope which I curled into the shape of a crown and twisted together to make it stick. When I say twisted it sounds kind of vague but thats basically what I did, because like I said it has floral wire in it so you don't really need glue or anything.

Now that I had my crown, I used the acrylic grapes I bought at Michaels. They had ones that looked more like real grapes, but I liked these because they caught the light better ad looked more exciting. Luckily these bad boys came with wire in them as well! So I wove them into the crown of ivy and used the wires in their leaves to attach them to the crown. I also used additional floral wire I had on hand & tied it around the grapes/crown to further secure them.

Finally I added in some gold glittery leaves I bought at Michael's. Now, I could have tried to tie these in with wire, but because I wanted to use individual leaves which would be hard to tie wire around, I chose to hot glue them in. I just dabbed hot glue on the bottom of the leaf base & pressed it against the grapes. I figured they would hold glue best.

That's it! Very easy and probably only about $10 total to make. I just wore a wine colored dress my mom gave me, which looked a little too 90's to wear normally, but worked perfectly for this costume!


Anonymous | October 30, 2010 at 7:24 PM

It turned out great!

stephanie Toole | October 30, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Hey it turned out beautiful! I'm so jealous... I'm ordering my head piece from you early for next year.. so there!

DiamondsandTulle | October 30, 2010 at 9:28 PM

hey rach! glad u love funny face.i also love mac's lickable for a similar but shiny look. love ur headpiece n u look gorgeous!!!

xx vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

aizkim | October 31, 2010 at 2:59 AM

pretty pretty!

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