A flower crown is the perfect spring and summer accessory - floral crowns look great on bridesmaids at weddings or just for wearing day to day. This tutorial for how to make a flower crown is easy to follow and you can use it to make flower crowns with fresh or silk flowers.
With summer just around the corner I am loving all the flowers everywhere. I am big flower lover and my girls love pretty flowers too. Whenever I see flowers I am off with my camera trying to capture them! The girls are going through a phase of enjoying wearing beautiful dresses and a flower crown is the perfect accessory so we decided to make some ourselves. Read on if you want to know exactly how to make flower crowns yourself.
Equipment you will need
* Some flowers - fresh flowers or silk flowers. Silk ones will last forever 🙂
* Floral wire or craft wire
This flower crown was really easy to make and the girls helped me. I just cut the florist wire myself as it needs a firm grip and you will need to be careful as the cut ends of your wires can be sharp.
How to make a flower crown step by step
The first step is to measure your head - you want the crown to fit comfortably on your head so that you can wear it. We measured the girl's heads using a tape measure and made a simple wire base by twisting the wire into a circle that fit around their head well. Make sure the ends of the wire are tucked in so they don't stick into their head! You can also use floral tape to go over the wire to protect yourself from sharp ends which is a good idea if the crown is for a little person to wear. This will form the base of the crown.
We then tied the largest flowers all around the wire base using little bits of florists wire. We trimmed the excess wire and stalks as necessary. The stems of silk flowers are made of wire so they can be bent to the shape you require but you will need a strong pair of scissors to trim them. An adult will need to cut the flowers as it needs a strong grip. If you are using fresh flower stems they should be easier to cut. You will want to soak them in water before use and dry the bottom of the stem before attaching to the crown.
We then laid out the rest of the flowers to make a pretty crown, layering larger flowers with smaller flowers ones, you will want to add a new flower one by one or in mini-flower bunches until the entire crown is covered, starting from the first flower bunch and working in one direction around the base of your crown. The stems were bent into a circle shape and they were tied down with small pieces of florists wire, twisted around them until they were secure. Once again, make sure all sharp ends are out of the way - floral tape may be the best option for ensuring this. You can also wrap your choice of greenery around and in between the flowers, depending upon the look that you are going for and if you want fuller crowns or a more delicate look. There are lots of different ways to put this together, depending upon the type of crown that you would like - the beauty of this flower crown diy is that you can make it exactly how you want it.
You can use a hot glue gun to add special extra details too, like pearls or beads and jewels. Just make sure that they are firmly fixed down and that the glue is completely dry before you put it on your head!
And there you have it. It really is that simple. A really cute DIY floral crown. The my little girls loved making it with me and deciding where the flowers went and they loved playing in the garden wearing it even more and having their own flower crown to keep! It makes an excellent photography prop too! I managed to take some beautiful photos of the girls on a special day which I will treasure.
If you are using fresh flowers you will need to do some research into which flower type would work best. Generally the best flowers to use are ones that hold up out of water such as rosemary, lavender, berries, spray roses, strawflower, wax flower, eucalyptus, tiny chrysanthemum blooms. Choose statement blooms that have long, thin stems for the best effect. In the winter you could use greenery and winter flowers and berries.
Your flower crown will make the perfect accessory at any special event, a wedding, for bridesmaids or the bride, at a baby shower, as a photography prop, bridal shower, music festival or birthday party. Any special occasion really!
This flower crown was cheap to make and you can pick up everything you need from your local craft shop or buy faux flowers online. If you use real flowers you can preserve them afterwards to have as a keepsake and if you make them out of silk flowers they are easily kept forever and re-used as you wish.
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