How To Make A DIY Flower Crown


Make Your Own Flower Crown

It’s that time of the year again when the sun’s all out and festivals and 4th of July  celebrations require the wearing of attractive headpieces like flower crowns. You’ve seen it in summer outdoor weddings, in pride parades, in Coachella music festivals, on the runway, and even on the head of some cool boho girls in your neighborhood.

This hair accessory is loved by many because, obviously, who can resist the natural charm of flowers, or of nature in general? It makes an outfit look oh-so-sweet; it’s calming, soothing, and pleasing to the eyes, too. Fortunately, this headdress is very easy and affordable to make. It’s very easy to make a personalized piece that will complement your personality or outfit of the day. Here’s how you can make your own flower crown.

  1. Gather the materials. You will need a variety of flowers and greens. Select whether you’d prefer to use fresh flowers or artificial, silk ones. Nothing beats the appeal (think rustic beauty + natural fragrance) of fresh flowers but they are less stable and of course not as long lasting as artificial flowers. When choosing artificial blossoms, opt for good quality ones that almost look like the real thing. Aside from flowers, you’ll also need thick-coated floral wire, hot glue gun, scissors or pliers, floral tape.

Photo from Faylyne of Flickr

Tip: The best flowers to use would be roses, dahlias, gerberas and carnations. Don’t hesitate to mix and match. When using fresh flowers, cut an inch off the bottom of each stem and place them on a water-filled vase for at least an hour. This ensures that your blossoms will be well-hydrated before you use them for your crown.

2.  Take your flower wire and wrap it around your head to get the size of your crown. Leave some room of about ¼ inch. 

  1. Cover your wire with greenery first. Use floral tape to secure the greens onto the wire. Feel free to mix and match the greens.

Photo from Faylyne of Flickr 

  1. Get ready to add flowers. Clip each blossom so that it has 2-3 inches of stem. Do the cutting of excess stem later on. Again, using floral tape, secure the stem to the crown base. Wrap the tape around the stem for several times for a secured fit.
  1. Decide whether you’d like to pile on flowers around the entire crown or just focus on the front. Would you rather have an eye-catching crown of big, vibrant blossoms or an understated one with smaller flowers? Decide on the look that you want and proceed with adding flowers.

Tip: You can create several small clusters of flowers first so that you don’t have to attach each flower individually. This technique also makes it easy to create a full flower crown, one where every space is filled with blossoms.

Photo from Faylyne of Flickr

See? It’s that easy. Just make sure that the blooms face outward. Other than this, there’s no wrong way to make a crown made of flowers. The design and overall look would largely depend on the occasion you’re making it for, your hairstyle or your fashion sense. If using fresh flowers, spray a little bit of water and keep it in a cool place until you’re ready to wear it. 


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