Flower crowns are a fun and trendy accessory that can enhance any outfit. They’re the perfect addition to any festival-season outfits, and are fairly simple to make as a DIY project.
Use floral wire and bend it into the shape you want to make the base of the crown. Floral wire is great because it can easily bend into the perfect size. Floral tape can be used to secure the wire in the circular shape and since it’s green, it perfectly blends in with the flowers and leaves.
There are a few different styles of crown that you can make. A full crown is made using a complete circle of floral wire, and these will stay on your head simply by being set there. You can also get a little creative and make a Grecian-style half crown. These can be harder to keep in place, so you can try adding earpieces to help keep it in place. This style of crown can also be kept in place by using bobby pins.
Real vs. Fake Flowers
Real flowers can have a beautiful appearance, but if you’re planning to wear the crown all day, the flowers will wilt. Silk flowers won’t wilt and you can wear your flower crown as many times you want and the flowers will still look beautiful.
Leaves and Greenery
Leaves and other greenery can be fun to mix in with the flowers. Greenery is a great way to fill in gaps between larger flowers without the crown and can mask the green floral wire and tape.
Lay out your flowers ahead of time. Once you have everything arranged how you want it, attach it to the crown itself.
Assembling the Crown
Add the greenery first, once taped in place, add the flowers. Use flowers are with slightly longer stems, they are easier to tape to the crown. To make sure they stay in place, wrap the floral tape around the stem a few times. This will help keep them secure so they don’t come loose throughout the day. It’s better to have the stems too long than too short—any excess stems can be cut off.
Bring your flower crown to the next level. Fake flowers can be painted a wide array of colors. Glitter can also add the perfect amount of sparkle to a crown for a shimmering effect.