It’s crown DIY time!
Since I had way too many daisies left over from that recent table arrangement, I decided it was time I made a flower crown.
I think I’m now addicted… and I also decided in a spur of the moment, that Gareth will be my head prop each time I make one - I’m sure you can guess how he felt about that ;)
So with this one, I created a fitted crown measured against my head, consisting of pink and yellow daisies, solidaster and mini pink roses.
If you’ve looked up how to make a flower crown before, you’ve probably come across various methods of putting one together. Depending on the look you want for your crown and the type of flowers that you’re using, one method may make it a bit easier for you.
With this particular design, I wanted to create a thin, basic crown so I decided to add one piece at a time to the wiring - you’ll see down below what I mean.
What you’ll need:
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Small floral varieties of your own preference - I used: pink daisies, white daisies, solidaster, mini pink roses
1. To start off, take the wire and measure it against your head to make a the correct size crown. I’m using a very thin wire, so I made two rounds of it. Twist the ends of the wires together, cut off any excess.
2. Take a small piece of floral wire and wrap it around the wire to create a base of around 2 cm. Make sure you’re pulling the tape as you use it so the tape stretches out and creates stickiness.
In the photo above, you’ll see that there’s green tape wrapped around the wire underneath the buds - it should look like that. This way, after you go all around and get to the end, you won’t have an obvious gap of metal that’s not wrapped with tape. It will be difficult for you to finish it off at the end with the flowers covering over the wire, so this is why you create the base first.
Once you’ve done that, you can place your first flower piece (solidaster) onto the wire, with the buds facing to the left hand side. Using the tape, begin binding it around so the flower is secured onto the wire.
3. As soon as you’ve secured it, you can begin adding more pieces and taping it around as you go. Make sure the flowers all slant in the same direction (the left) and space out each piece so there is some overlap.
Don’t forget to think about how you want the “front” of the crown to look like and make sure you add the flowers you want to this part of the crown as you’re going along.
Once you get to the end of the crown - which should also be the very start - you’re done! Add some ribbon if you wish so it drapes over the back of your hair, or just wear it straight and simple!
I hope you guys enjoyed it, pretty easy right?
I’ve now got mine hanging on the doorknob of my bedroom to dry out. Not sure what I’ll be doing with it after, probably for interior decorative purposes? I’m sure I’ll think of something!