DIY How to Make Flower Crowns
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that floral crowns are everywhere right now (hello Pinterest!). While preparing for a recent bridal brunch, we decided to make our own for all of the girls. They were such a hit that we wanted to share a step by step tutorial with you for making your own flower crowns! Whether it’s for a bachelorette bash or going out to brunch with your girlfriends, these crowns are so whimsical and are our go-to accessory of the moment. Plus, they’re like 10x cuter than the Snapchat filter!
You will need:
- green floral tape (we used this one)
- floral wire (buy some here)
- floral wire cutters
- greenery (we loved this eucalyptus)
- flowers (real or faux, you pick!)
Note: We used faux flowers so that our flower crowns could be used over and over again, but this tutorial will work for fresh or dried flowers as well!
Step by Step Floral Crown Tutorial
- Make a circle-shaped hoop with the wire. Try it on before cutting to make sure it will fit comfortably on your head. You’ll want to make it a little larger than you think, as you’ll add flowers. Also leave a few extra inches of wire to overlap and tie the hoop together. You can always make the hoop tighter or looser by twisting the wires closer or farther apart.
- Once your hoop is sized and twisted together, wrap the entire hoop in floral tape so that the wires don’t poke your head.
- Pick your first flower. We chose one larger flower to be the centerpiece of the crown and put it on the hoop first and then worked our way outward from there.
- Cut the wire stem of the flower short enough so that it’s not sticking out too far, but long enough that you are able to connect it to the crown. 2-2.5 inches should work well. Wrap some wire around the base of the flower and continue wrapping it around the crown where you want the flower to be, cutting the wire and stopping when the flower is secure.
- Wrap the exposed wire-covered portions of the stem and crown with floral tape to keep the wires from poking out.
- Pick a new flower to add to the crown. You will want to position this flower directly beneath the flower that is already on the crown, so that they are touching, and the original flower’s stem is covered. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
- Continue adding flowers and/or greenery working outward from the first flower(s), repeating steps 4 and 5 until you have achieved the look you are going for. Remember that there is no right or wrong way for the crown to look, you get to choose how big or small you want it to be!
- Put your crown on and look ahh-mazing!
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