Flower crowns have been taking the world by storm recently. Whether it’s for a music festival, a wedding, a fun hens do or just an afternoon out with your best friends, flower crowns seem to be the go-to accessory. There’s something whimsical and oh-so-girly about these crowns, and we’ve enlisted the help of the lovely Tori Wood of Tori Allen Events to show us how to make our own!
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Floral wire cutters or flower snips
- Flowers (real or faux, your choice!)
Depending on the color scheme you’re going for or how big you want the crown to be, you can choose any kind of flower you’d like. If you want to make a flower crown that will last for more than a few days, you can even use faux flowers.
- Take a piece of floral wire and form it into a circular shape. Rest it atop your head to see how long you need the wire to be to form a loose crown around your head. Cut off excess wire, and form the rest into a circular shape. Tape the circle shut with floral tape – wrapping it around the wire several times.
- Choose your greens and flowers. You’ll want to start your crown with a layer of pretty greenery that covers the wire, which will act as the base of your crown. Once you have your greenery, you’ll tape it to the crown with your floral tape.
- Once you have greenery taped to the crown, it’s time to add your flowers. To attach each flower to the crown, make sure the flower stems are at least 1 inch long (you can cut off excess stems with scissors or wire cutters). Thread wire through the base of each flower and down the stem, and using floral tape, tape the stem to the crown (just like for the greenery, you’ll want to wrap the tape around the stem about four to five times to make sure it stays).
Here we have made a half crown but you can make a full crown if you wish. Just use more flowers. You can either pile on flowers equally around the whole crown, or just focus on the front of the crown. It’s sometimes good to have a focal point. But you can add as much or as little as you like! It all depends on how much your head can hold!
To be honest, there’s no wrong way to make a flower crown. It really depends on what occasion you’re making it for, what hairstyle you’re planning on wearing with it and what type of flowers you have on hand. While we have made them many times you might end up making a few not-so-cute crowns before you get the hang of it. Practice makes perfect, and we’re not sure there’s anything better to practice making than these sweet little crowns!