Ohhh flower crowns. I haven’t met a lady out there who doesn’t love a beautifully done flower crown. Like the many other million things I see or pin on Pinterest, I really questioned whether or not I could make a flower crown myself. My first attempt was our Christmas family photo shoot last year. I spent hours shopping for the perfect Christmas inspired, mommy and me crowns and could never find THE pair. So, I decided to take it upon myself to give it the DIY try. I was pretty happy with the way they turned out AND I learned that it actually isn’t that hard to put them together. Like, 15 minutes easy.
They key is planning. Decide on your color theme and style before you dive in, otherwise the 15 minute time frame may not be as possible. If you know what your going for, it makes everything easier.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Your flowers and greens. I cut mine right from our flower pots from our patio. You can definitely use faux flowers as well. It is easier if the stems are at least three inches long. You can always cut the access.
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
When you are choosing the greenery and flowers, keep in mind that different textures and shapes are what make the crown interesting. Here’s how I put this flower crown together in fifteen minutes.
Measure the head the crown is being made for with the twine and cut it slightly larger than the circumference of the head. Take the floral wire and cut a piece to match the length of the twine. Form it into a circular shape and twist the ends together. Rest it atop the head to make sure the size is correct. Make adjustments as needed with the access twine and wire. Wrap the wire and twine with the floral tape so it is completely covered.
Lay out your flowers and greens. You’ll want to start covering the crown with a layer of pretty greenery, creating the base of your crown. I always work from the back of the crown forward. Wrap the stems of greenery to the crown with floral tape so they stay in place.
Once the greenery is taped to the crown, you can start adding the flowers. Instead of adding flowers one by one, create small bunches of flowers. Wrap the bunches together with floral tape. Working from the back forward, attach a flower bunch to the crown using floral tape. Just like for the greenery, you’ll want to wrap the tape around the stem until it is fastened to the crown.
With larger flowers, like the dahlia in this crown, cut the stem all the way to the base. Cut a piece of wire and push it all the way through the flower. Use the wire to attach the large flower to the crown. I typically use larger flowers as the centerpiece.
Add flowers to the crown until you have achieved the look you want!