This week, I am going to teach you how to make flower crowns – a simple and fun way to use your spring flowers. With the kiddos getting out of school pretty soon, you may have a few little ones who want to play dress up. Or you yourself might want a springy addition to brighten your wardrobe. I even make these out of paper flowers for bridal and baby showers. They are really perfect for any summery occasion. If you don’t believe me, just Google it – they are every where from photoshoots to concerts to tea parties.
I would say that if you are planning on letting your kiddos make these, some adult supervision is required.
What You’ll Need:
Flowers (real or paper or silk your choice!)
Floral Wire Scissors
Hot Glue Gun + Glue
Before you begin, you will want to decide what kind of flower you are using – real ones will die quickly, paper ones take lots of extra steps to make each flower individually, and silk will require a trip to a craft store. Silk flowers will last the longest and will be the easiest option. Pick out flowers that flow with your color scheme. You will also want to decide how massive you want this thing – remember it will be on your head. I would recommend mostly small filler flowers with a few big ones for an added statement.
Take a piece of floral wire, and form it into a circular shape. Rest it atop your head and adjust to see how long you’ll need it to fit loosely. Cut off excessive wire and form the rest into the final shape that you want your crown to be. Use floral tape to keep the wire in a circular shape, wrap the tape around multiple times to both keep the wire in place, and to create a barrier between the wire and your head.
You’ll want to start by adding beautiful greenery that will act as a base of your crown and hide the floral tape. You’ll want to continue adding greenery until all of the tape is covered. Once the base of your crown is looking beautiful, it’s time to add the flowers! Remove stems from flowers and apply a generous amount of hot glue to their base. Once tacky, apply the flowers to the headband and hold until they stay attached on their own. Feel free to add as many or little as you’d like.
The best part about making flower crowns is that there isn’t a “wrong” way of making them! Depending on where you’ll be wanting to wear them, these whimsical accessories can be as minimal or massive as you’d like! Get really creative and don’t be afraid of bold colors.
And don’t forget, I do make these out of paper and sell them on my online
store (pictured). So if you really want one but just don’t have the time, I am here for you.
Until next time,