I’ve lusted after flower crowns for a long time and if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know all about my love for the hair accessory. But it’s been really difficult to find one that I absolutely love and want to pay for. A lot of them are either not what I want or so expensive I can’t afford them anyway.
So after a bit of research, I decided to dive into the world of DIY Flower Crowns.
Excuse any bad photography, I was also watching Green Street while doing this and if you know anything about Charlie Hunnam, you’ll understand how I could get distracted.
Also, I have to point out that these flowers cost me very little. The long yellow and pink garlands were only $2.50 each and they have roughly 50 flowers on them so that’s a lot of flower crown for not a lot of money. The larger flowers cost a little more but I bought fewer because they would act as the center piece of the headband.
- Fake Flowers
- Floral Wire (various colours)
- Floral Tape
- Wire Cutters
I started off by measuring my head with the floral wire, adding two thumbs worth of wire and then chopping it to size. That should fit around your head nicely. I wrapped the wire around at the ends and tucked it around itself so there aren’t any wire ends poking through.
Then I trimmed the fake flowers to the size I wanted and attached them to the wire headband with more floral wire. I spent a while arranging the flowers so they suited the headpiece and looked the way I wanted.
I also strung beads on some floral wire and worked that into my floral crowns (I made more than one).
When I was happy with my flower crown, I used floral tape to hide any wire I didn’t want on show.
I also wanted to make the headband a bit bigger so it can be adjusted depending on people’s head size.
Are you going to make your own flower crown?