I want to share one technique for making a Baby Breath’s Halo. This can be used for First Communion, Flower Girls, or Easter and May Celebrations.
The Baby’s Breath Halo should be big enough to firmly rest on the head without falling off. There are many ways of placing the Halo- low near the eyes or to the back of the head. The placement of the Baby’s Breath Halo will determine the length of wire needed for the Halo.
I begin this Baby’s Breath Halo by wrapping a 18” long piece of #22 florist wire with light green floral wrap tape. This is the base for a 4 year old girl. Set this aside.
Take a stem of Baby’ Breath. Pinch or cut a cluster of blooms from the stem. Bunch the cluster to form one bunch. This cluster is only about 3” in size.
Beginning just below the blooms, wrap the floral wrap tape to the bottom of the stem of the cluster. Cut the bottom of the cluster to insure that the stem is smooth. Continue this process until at least three stems have been changed into small clusters.
Take the piece of wire and place a single cluster of the wrapped stem at the top of the wire. Wrap another piece of floral wrap tape around the stem adhering it to the wire. Place another cluster of blooms about ½” below the previous cluster and continue to wrap the wire with floral wrap tape. Continue this process until the Baby’s Breath clusters cover the wire except for 1”.
Create the Halo by taking the end of the wire, not covered by blooms, and connecting it to the top of the wire. Guide the wire over the wire that is covered with blooms. Pinch the ends of the floral wrapped wire tightly together. Clear a space from the blooms to allow you to wrap a small piece of floral wrap tape around the wires to secure them.
I usually use two different colors of ribbon for the bow and ribbon through the Halo. Take 1 piece of ribbon and tie a knot on the wire of the Halo. I tie the knot over where I have secured the Halo with the floral wrap tape. Loosely weave the ribbon around the Halo. Tie the end of the ribbon close to the beginning of the ribbons. Repeat this process with the other piece of ribbon going in the opposite direction to create a crisscross design.
Make a small bow using both colors of ribbon. Be sure to add an abundant amount of streamers. Secure the bow using a short piece of floral wrapped wire. Secure the bow to the Halo over the area you tied the knots.