These days it's easy to get sucked into the hustle of every day life, which makes me eternally thankful for beautiful souls like Lauren Wells. People who show us again and again that beauty lies in the every day. Like a plate filled with succulent berries, freshly shucked oysters, and tiny toddlers in floral crowns. With photos from First Mate, there's a whole gallery of indigo inspiration, and DIY's coming your way!
And when a DIY is this cute, it simply needs to be shared. Whether you make one for yoursef, your future bridesmaids, or your chubby thighed toddler, there's always a good reason to don a romantic floral headband.
Indigo dye kit
Natural fiber ribbon
Two 5-gallon buckets
Following instructions on the dye kit, mix your dye in the 5 gallon bucket
While dye is setting, roll ribbon strands into a ball (fruit roll up style).
Wearing rubber gloves, submerge half of the ribbon ball in the dye for 3-5 minutes. (You can always put them in for longer if you want a darker blue).
Let dry overnight.
Fill the other bucket with cold water, and rinse the ribbons. Hang dry.
Braid three ribbon strands together to create headband.
Snip flowers, leaving 1-2 inches of stem. Stick stem through holes in braid, and secure on back of headband with gold duct tape.