Eventually, I found some flowers that were quite cheap ($1 for a big bundle from Christmas Tree Shops) but still looked pretty and not terribly tacky. They sat in the corner of my room for a few weeks collecting dust until I decided that I wanted to wear a pretty floral headpiece in Belize.
**You could do this with fresh flowers too for a special occasion but they wouldn't last quite as long as a headband made with artificial flowers
I decided to make a headband for my dog too, with the leftover leaves. I think George Michael felt lovely and glamorous too. Or not.