Flower Crown Tutorial
Happy Monday Gnomies,
There is something about wearing a flower crown that always makes me smile. I get to pretend to be a fairy princess, even it it's for a short time. Maybe that's why flower crowns have been so popular for boho brides and festival wear in recent years. Everybody wants a chance to be a fairy princess!
Last week I gave you a sneak peek of the flower crown I made at a floral workshop I attended. Today, I'm going to show you how to make one! The flower crown trend doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon and with a few supplies and little practice, you'll be a flower crown making pro in no time.
- Floral Wire
- Ivy or vines
- Cut flowers
Ivy makes a nice base because it lasts a long time after it has been cut. Other greens like Boxwood or Euonymus also work well because they won't wilt right away and they help your crown look nice and lush.
Start by making the base of your crown out of floral wire. Take two pieces of wire and attach them by twisting the ends together. To determine how big to make the crown take the wire and pull it around your head and then leave a couple extra inches as the flowers and leaves will add volume and make the crown fit snugly. Start to twist the ends together, but not all the way, because you need some extra wire to secure the first pieces of greenery.
Take a length of ivy and secure the end by twisting one of the free ends into the wire. Then, wrap the ivy around the wire and tuck in the end. Add a few more pieces of ivy this way, tucking the pieces in between the stems and pulling some of the leaves outward.
Once you have your base, it's time to add flowers. Decide what part of the crown you want to be the front. Take the flowers and cut the stems a few inches long, then, you can weave them in between the ivy stems.
Flowers tend to look best if you add them in odd numbers like three or five. Try to stick with colors that look good together like warm or cool shades. The first flower crown I made I used shades of pink and purple which are cool colors. For the second one I used Dahlias and Brown Eyed Susans, that are warm shades of yellow and red.
You can use some floral glue like this one from Oasis if you need some extra reinforcement to help things stay put.
I went a little crazy and decided to have our horse Harley display one of my crowns. She was the only one of our pets that would wear the crown. I will keep trying with the other animals because it is so darn cute!
What do you think of my flower crowns? Would you wear one? I've got a succulent ring tutorial coming up later this week, so stay tuned!