WhatIWore: Looking for a fun and easy project for your next day at the park or festival? Try a flower crown!! I made my first crown a week ago and since I’ve made…eight of them, including the one featured here, which I’m giving away (read on!) Here’s how to make your own:
- Florist Tape
- Florist Wire
- Florist Stems (thick gauge)
- Assorted Faux Flowers
- Wire Cutters (or old scissors)
Start by picking out your flowers. I think smaller blooms work best but you can definitely go bigger if that’s the look you’re going for! I look for blooms that have varigated coloring and a realistic stamen/pistols.
Let’s start with the shape of the actual crown. I use two floral stems formed to the shape of my own head and joined together on each side by wraping them in wire. Once I’ve tried on the crown to ensure it’s the correct size (just a bit bigger than your head circumference so its comfortable), I’ll wrap it in florist tape.
Now you need to remove the flowers from their bunches with a 2″ stem attached, give or take a little length.
Using short pieces (4-5″) of florist wire, wrap the stems of your flowers to the crown. Each time you add a new flower, layer it over the previous wire.
Once you reach the end of your crown you can reverse the direction you layer your flowers (to hide the wiring) OR just cover the remaining wire and stems with more florist tape!
And that’s it! I like to do partial crowns but you can absolutely complete the entire wreath, just make your starting circumference a little bigger to account for the additional wire/flowers.
Let me know if you make your own! I’d love to see photos and do a little gallery on facebook!
Would you like to win this crown for yourself? To enter, use Pinterest and pin any What I Wore image of a flower crown and tag it #WIWFlowerCrownDIY. I’ll announce the winner next Monday!