Today I'm sharing with you how to make a flower crown! Perfect for a wedding, fancy dress or just as a beautiful headpiece to jazz up an outfit.
I originally planned to wear this crown for my wedding, however as this was my first go, it turned out a little bigger than I'd intended (I got a tad carried away adding more and more flowers!) so I'm probably going to make one that's a little more delicate for the big day.
I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty happy with how this flower crown turned out, so I figured I'd share with you how I created it!
I've made a video (see below) to go along with this post too if you'd prefer to watch rather than read :)
What you'll need:
1) Florist Wire
2) Florist Tape (I used a mixture of the paper and parafilm kind)
3) Flowers (artificial or real)
4) Greenery of some kind
5) Wire Cutters
Start off by creating a circle with the wire that fits nicely on your head. I was using quite fine wire so I twisted a few pieces together to give it a little added thickness and strength. I then used floral tape to wrap all around the wire so I had a neat base to work with.
Position the greenery and start wiring it piece by piece onto the crown, overlapping as you go so that the base of the crown is fully covered.
It's time to start wiring the flowers. I've seen tutorials that say you're supposed to stab the wire through the top of the flower stem and then wrap it around the stem, however as my flowers were artificial, I had difficulty stabbing it through (and a few of the flowers, didn't even have much of a stem to wrap around), so instead I just looped the wire through the little hole at the top and then twisted it down so I had something to work with when attaching the flowers to the crown. It's difficult to explain so if you're confused you can check out the video and you'll be able to see this step more clearly.
I then used the florist tape to wrap and cover the wire
(I didn't want to be stabbed in the head with wire while I was wearing my crown so I may have gone a tad overboard with the tape!)
Now comes the most fun part of positioning your flowers and wiring them to the crown.
For me there was definitely a bit of trial and error in this process!
Make sure to keep placing the crown on your head and checking in the mirror as you go, because the crown looks really different once you have it on your head!
This is particularly important if you're using bigger flowers as you want to make sure you're orientating them the correct way. It's also a good way to check that the wires are reasonably well hidden.
Because I wanted the flowers to be on the back of the crown, I just make sure to take lots of photos with the self timer on my camera as I went along to make sure it was coming together the way I wanted!
... and there you have it! :)
I hope it was helpful and I would love to see your creations if you give it a go!
Happy flower crown making!