Hello, I’m Bridgy. I’m a 14-year-old baton twirler from America’s Heartland  and I’m selling my original flower crown scrunchies to raise money for war-torn Ukraine. They’re inspired by vinoks, traditional Ukrainian flower crowns, which are historic symbols of womanhood that date back to the 10th Century. I invite you to show your love and support for Ukraine by purchasing and wearing a flower crown scrunchy. They $19.99. The cost includes shipping to anywhere in the Continental United States. Tracking is provided. Venmo is https://account.venmo.com/u/bridgys-ukraine-crowns

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Hello, I’m Bridgette, but most people call me Bridgy. It’s very nice to meet you. I’m a 14-year-old girl from America’s Heartland and I’m selling flower crown scrunchies to raise money for war-torn Ukraine.

I’m a competitive baton twirler and in 2020, I performed a show twirl to Those Were The Days, the English version of Dorogoi Dlinnoiu, a Russian Gypsy love song. I wanted a hair piece that looked like a Ukrainian vinok, more commonly referred to as a flower crown. My mom tried to make one for me using a barrette, but it wasn’t coming together. That’s when I suggested we try a scrunchie. It worked great! 

Vinoks are a beautiful Ukrainian tradition and historic symbols of purity, marriage and womanhood.  They rose in popularity following the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution, and are primarily worn by girls and young women on holy days and other festive occasions.

MY FLOWER CROWN Scrunchies

My flower crowns are a modified version of Ukrainian vinoks. They feature a gorgeous red velvet scrunchie (generous, high-quality velvet) with colorful silk-like flowers and a cascade of colorful double-sided satin ribbons. 

They are a beautiful and striking hair accessory that look best when worn around a bun. 

They are great for anyone, especially baton twirlers and dancers. Each ribbon is approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of a yard unless otherwise specified. They can be trimmed as short as you like.

In time, I am hoping to add different colored flower crown scrunchies, so please check back frequently.

Thank you for supporting relief to Ukraine. ALL profits from the sale of the flower crowns will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross.

Flower Crown Scrunchies FAQs

How much are they?

Flower crown scrunchies sell for $19.99 including priority shipping in the Continental United States, which costs $9.85. (Again, we pay shipping. It’s included in the $19.99!) Shipping outside the U.S. or to Hawaii or Alaska will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

100 percent of all profits are donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross. (Approximately $7-10 for each crown I sell. Profit margin depends on the amount of donated supplies I receive.)

CAN I ORDER A DIFFERENT COLOR?

I hope to add a variety of colors soon, but for now, the large and standard-size flower crown scrunchies are only available in red velvet.

Soon, I hope to offer flower crown scrunchies blue and yellow in honor of the Ukrainian flag.

How many ribbons and flowers are on each flower crown scrunchie?

Flower crown scrunchie feature 10-12 ribbons. Each ribbon is approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of a yard in length. In addition, they feature 1 large flower in the center surrounded my 6-8 medium and small silk-like flowers. They are beautiful and generous. The scrunchies are also high-quality red velvet with plenty of stretch.  Please note, the scrunchies in the photos of me in the red velvet costume feature three large flowers. The ones I’m selling feature only one large flower and several medium and small flowers. They are still gorgeous. You can see them on Instagram!

ARE THEY ONLY FOR BATON TWIRLERS?

Anyone can wear a flower crown scrunchie; however, they are made to fit around a bun. This makes them especially great for dancers, ballerinas and baton twirlers or anyone who likes to wear their hair up or in a bun.  

 

Pray  With Me

Novena for Ukraine

Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world! You sent Your Son, the Prince of Peace, for the salvation of the world. We pray that the Peace of Christ will reign in Ukraine. Please protect and send aid to those in Ukraine and all who are at-risk. We pray for peace – we pray for all who are working towards it and for all who are in danger from this conflict. We pray for an end to violence and war – we pray for wisdom for all leaders who have a hand in this. Lord God, please help those in most need of thy mercy.

[Mention your intentions here]

Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us! Saint Joseph, Protector of Mary, Jesus and the Church, pray for us! Saint Michael the Archangel, Patron of Kyiv, pray for us! Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace, may your kingdom reign in Ukraine and all the world. Amen.

Find the remaining eight days on Pray More Novenas. Novena is nine.

How You Can Help

I am in need of supplies to make the flower crown scrunchies including regular and large velvet scrunchies in red. I also need silk-like (fake) flowers; hot glue; packaging materials for shipping, and rolls of 1-inch-wide (or 25mm-wide ) satin ribbons in all colors.

Needed Supplies

VelVET SCRUNCHIES

Several velvet scrunchies are on my Amazon Wish List including regular and large velvet scrunchies. 

SATIN RIBBON

I am in need of rolls of 1-inch (or 25mm) satin ribbon.

SILK-LIKE FLOWERS

Silk-like daisies, peonies and red roses are on my Amazon Wish List.

FLOWER CROWN SCRUNCHIES

Traditional Design

6-8 SILK-LIKE FLOWERS

The large flower crown scrunchies feature 7-8 silk-like flowers. The standard size features 4-6. 

XL RED VELVET SCRUNCHIE

The elastic in the large scrunchie is about 7 inches around; however, measurements may vary slightly due to handmade nature. The red velvet fabric is roughly six inches wide.  The standard size scrunchies are about three inches from edge to edge. 

PHOTO & COSTUME CREDITS

Pictures of me in the red costume generously provided by Wild Skies Photography. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

My red costume was made by Tina’s Skatewear

 

Flower Crown Srunchy Ribbons

10-12 colorful ribbons; Each ribbon is 1/2 to 3/4 of a yard in length for easy trimming.

CONSTRUCTION

Ribbons are hand-sewn to the scrunchie. Flowers are attached with hot glue, craft glue and/or needle and thread.

TRIMMING

Ribbons can be trimmed as short as you like so not to inhibit routines.

Chosen charity

Ukrainian Red Cross

ALL PROFITS DONATED

All profits made from the sale of Bridgy’s Flower Crown Scrunchies will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross, a non-profit humanitarian and charitable association of Ukraine, which is a member of the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies. If I am unable to donate to this organization because of the ongoing violence, I will donate profits to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Click here to learn about their support of war-torn Ukraine.

How do you know your donations will reach the Ukrainian people?

The Ukrainian Red Cross Society is working closely with the International Committee of the Red Cross and International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to provide neutral and impartial support to the civilian population including food and non-food items; psychosocial support; first-aid, and other health services to the wounded and sick.