Flower crowns are a beautiful addition to any ensemble. They are easy to create and are sure to make you the life of the party. You will find that a flower crown is a perfect companion for weddings, dates, dances, and more.
You can learn how to make these as gifts or for friends accompanying you to your special event. Not only will you look absolutely stunning with a flower crown, but you will also smell equally beautiful. If you would like to turn heads and look great doing it, join us as we walk you through the easy steps of creating a chic and unique flower crown.
What You Need
There are a few things you will need to get first before you get started. You might consider doing this project with a friend, as it is a great hobby to teach or share. Let’s run through the items you will need to make your very own flower crown.
The sharper, the better, as you will be cutting plenty of flowers, tape, and wires. You don’t want a dull pair of scissors slowing you down, after all.
For this item, you want to choose a wire that is going to be comfortable, as this is what will be resting on your head. You might have to try out different types of wire until you find the most suitable one.
You also don’t want to use wire that is too difficult to work with. You’re going to be bending and wrapping this quite a bit, so make sure that you can safely and comfortably do so.
If you have had any experience with flowers, you know that floral tape is perfect for tying together a fresh bouquet. You want floral tape as opposed to gift tape because the floral tape blends in nicely with the greenery of the flowers.
If you really want to get creative or are a stickler for detail, the floral tape can be purchased in a wide variety of colors to perfectly match your flower crown.
This is your best bet if you want to have an easier time creating your flower crown. Craft wire comes in a convenient roll that will serve you well as you build your crown. Pre-cut wires can make this project much more difficult to work with.
You will find that your flower crown’s assembly will be much easier if you cut each flower’s stem to be about 3 inches in length. The flowers you choose can be anything you like, but consider an assortment if you want many colors.
If you are making flower crowns for a wedding, for example, you might want to go with a singular flower to match the bridesmaid’s dresses.
Choosing the Right Flowers
Depending on the occasion, you will want a combination of filler and statement flowers to spice things up. It’s a good idea to have an assortment of greenery on hand, as well.
For your filler flowers, consider some of the following for your flower crown:
- Baby’s Breath
And for the greenery, we found these types to be the best for wrapping around the base of the crown:
- Leather Fern
- Lemon Leaf
- Dusty Miller
And perhaps most important of all, you want some statement flowers that will really get the attention of onlookers:
- Eternity® Rose
Now that you have everything gathered up to use on your flower crown, it’s time to get started in the creation process. In just four easy steps, you will soon have a unique, attractive flower crown of your very own to wear with your favorite clothing on any occasion!
You want to start by getting the wire in the right shape. To do this, wrap some around your head until you find the perfect fit. Now, make the wire slightly larger than that so that there is about a half-inch of extra room.
Once you know the size you need, snip off any excess wire so that nothing is protruding out from the base. You don’t want any wire accidentally sticking you in the head.
To ensure that your flower crown fits comfortably on your head, it’s important to factor in your hairstyle.
If you are planning for a particularly special event, you will want to plan ahead by picking out the hairstyle you will be wearing. Once you know the style you’re going to go with, adjust the circumference of the crown to match your hair.
This will ensure that you have a comfortable fit on the day of your special occasion. You might want to consider making more than one flower crown if you’re going to be changing up your hairstyle for different upcoming events.
Now that you have the perfect fit squared away, you’re ready to start covering the crown. This is where you dress it up to look as fabulous as possible. But before you can start attaching flowers to it, you need to prepare the crown.
To start, use some floral tape with the greenery that you picked out. You want to wrap enough greenery around the crown so that it completely hides the wire base. Some people like to skip Step 2 and go straight to the flower arrangements. But we found that the greenery does a better job of concealing the wire.
Once you have the base covered, make sure that there are no loose pieces of greenery. It’s OK to use plenty of floral tape here, as it blends in really well with greenery. Once you are satisfied with the base, go ahead to the next step.
Remember, the goal here is to simply provide a covering for the base. You don’t want to add so much greenery that it makes it hard to affix the flowers. After all, they are the most beautiful part of the flower crown.
You should now be ready to make up small bunches of flowers. Using the filler flowers you picked out, attach them in groups of 3 with your floral tape. You want to make sure that you create enough bunches to completely cover the crown.
A great way to accent your flower crown is to use Eternity Roses from our Classic Bundle Set. Combine these with your filler flowers for a nice, long-lasting touch.
You may mix in some statement flowers after you’ve made your filler bunches. Some people like to do both statement and filler flowers in the same bunches, but we feel like the statement flowers stand out better if you save them for last.
Once you have all of your small bunches made up, create a centerpiece using mostly statement flowers. This will work like the centerpiece of a real crown, drawing attention to the center of your flower crown.
If you’re really creative, try tapering larger to smaller flowers. This will set off the centerpiece and give your flower crown a more uniform shape.
If you know that you will be working on your crown or crowns for a while, gently set them in the fridge to keep them fresh. This will ensure that they keep their shape and vibrancy during the creation process.
Just make doubly sure that you keep other items away from the flowers, as you don’t want them getting bumped or flattened while they’re kept cool.
Now you are ready to attach your flower bunches to the crown. This is where your craft wire comes into play. Using both the craft wire and floral tape, affix each group of flowers gently to the base.
Keep attaching your bunches until you are pleased with the end result. Just be sure that each bunch is facing out and away from your head, as you want the flowers to stand out, not the stems.
It may take you a few times to get a perfect balance here, as you want the crown to rest comfortably on your head. We found that we had to do some last-minute trimming to get some stems out of the way.
However, this is a delicate process as you don’t want to trim off too much of the stems and ruin the crown.
Flower Crown Tips
Remember to choose flowers that will complement you the best. If you are making flower crowns for weddings, it may be a good idea to check with the bride and bridesmaids to make sure that you choose a color that best suits them.
Another thing to keep in mind is the time of year. The seasons all offer their own unique selection of colors and themes. If you are creative, you might think about adding seasonal items that go well with your flower choice.
What is most important is that you have fun with it. Try different ways to express yourself through your flower crown. There are countless ideas and styles you can play with until you find the one that works best for you!