How to Make a Flower Crown – DIY Tutorial
You will need:
Floral tape – Floral tape is best for wrapping fresh flowers together. This tape can easily blend in with your blooms and greens since it comes in shades of green, brown and other natural colours.
Scissors – Keep a sharp pair of scissors handy to cut your flowers, wires and tape.
Craft wire – A roll of craft wire is easier to work with than pre-cut wires because you can measure the wire for your crown to the exact measurement of your head. You will use this to tie flowers to your crown.
Wire – This wire is sometimes referred to as pliable twine, grapevine wire or vine wire. This is used as a comfy base for your crown.
Flowers and greenery – Cut stems to about 5 to 7 cm to make assembly easy. Get a mix of statement and filler flowers to vary your textures and design.
Step 1: Shape the wire to your desired size.
Take the wire and wrap it around your head to find your best fit. Leave about a cm of wiggle room and cut off the excess wire. Secure the ends with floral tape.
Pro Tip: If you’re planning to wear this for a special event like a wedding, measure your flower crown with your desired hairstyle. Your crown will fit differently depending on how you style your hair.
Step 2: Wrap greenery around the base of the crown.
Use the floral tape to affix the greenery’s stems to the floral wire. Your choice of greenery depends on the type of crown you want to create. Subtle greenery like myrtle and ivy are great for a more delicate look. Fuller greens like leather leaf and dusty miller are better choices for fuller crowns.
Pro Tip: If you want a crown with a focus on florals, you can skip this step and add more flowers! Check out our styling inspiration below to see all of the different ways you can style your crown.
Step 3: Create mini-flower bunches to prepare your crown.
Start by selecting three blooms and wrapping the stems together with floral tape. Wrap the floral tape from the base of the bloom to the bottom of the stem to make sure it’s secure.
Combine your statement flowers with a couple filler flowers if you want a balanced look. After making about eight bunches, you can start affixing your bunches to your crown.
Step 4: Attach your flower bunches to crown.
Grab your first flower bunch and fasten the stems to your crown with craft wire or floral tape. Layer more blooms over the stems to create a seamless floral look. Attach the flowers in one direction facing outwards for the blooms to stand out. Continue to layer your flowers until you’re satisfied with your crown!
You can create a focal point by affixing a few statement flower bunches towards the front or side of your crown and filling out the rest with filler flowers.
Pro Tip: Store your crown in the fridge to keep it fresh.
You can make your crown a couple days in advance if you leave it in the fridge. It’s best to put it in there soon after you make it! Place your crown in a safe spot in your fridge so it won’t get squished. Spray it with water when you’re ready to wear to refresh the blooms.