How to make laurel leaf headbands

Updated February 21, 2017

Bay laurel trees commonly grow around the Mediterranean, but now these trees can be seen in many parts of the world. The idea of the laurel headdress comes from Greek mythology, but it is most commonly associated with Roman emperors. This makes it a vital part of any Greek, Roman or toga costume party. These are very easy to make and can be made with any similar green leaves.

Shape a piece of study garden wire to the shape of your head. Traditionally, laurel headbands were open at one end, but circular ones have also been depicted.

Twist together the open end of the wire if making a circular one and secure with sticky tape.

Cover the wire with tissue paper and secure with tape. This is not necessary, but will disguise any shiny wire underneath.

Weave laurel leave branches through the wire and secure it regularly with tape. Make sure the leaves all point in the same direction, starting from the back of the headband.

Attach additional laurel leaves with sticky tape to fill in any gaps in the wreath.

Things You'll Need

  • Laurel leaves
  • Wire
  • Tape
  • Green tissue paper
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Chris Rowling has been a professional writer since 2003. He has written news and features for publications covering insurance, pensions and financial markets as well as articles for local newspapers such as the "Richmond and Twickenham Times" and the "Hounslow Chronicle." Rowling graduated in 2002 from St. Mary University, London, and took a postgraduate degree in journalism.