Sunday, November 10, 2013

DIY Floral Crown

*Note: the following post satisfies a project requirement for Floral Design. Rock on.

Wire cutters
Heavy wire (this will be used to make the headband base; I used 12 gauge)
Floral Tape
Silk Flowers (I got a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes; it just depends on your style of crown)

Ornaments for crown (beads, feathers, etc.)
Wired wood picks
Stem wire (20 gauge or thinner; you could use wire as an alternative to floral tape)

I picked up all of my materials from Michael's, and ended up having most of everything left over at the end.


Start by wrapping the heavy wire around your head and cutting it, leaving enough wire to wrap the ends together. The flowers at the end make it a little more snug, so make sure to leave room for that. 

Next take your stems of flowers and cute them so the flowers are 4-5 inches long individually.

Take your longest-stemmed flowers (I chose these because I liked leaving the leaves on) and attach them to the wire with floral tape. Wrap tightly around the stem and wire, stopping a little bit before the flower head and avoiding the leaves.

Do this around the entire headband, until it's completely covered with floral tape.

If you have any smallish buds, you can combine them by wrapping floral tape around the multiple stems, forming a corsage-like bunch.

Attach these bunches and the big flowers to the crown in the same manner you did at the first. Make sure that all buds point toward the front of the crown.

If you want to add any other decorations to your crown (in this case a bird's nest), poke a wired wood pick through, and then use the wire to attach the item to the headband.

VOILA! Flower crown just like that. :)

1 comment:

  1. I love this! Thanks for doing the tutorial. I never thought about making one but now I am kind of tempted to! Such an easy way to spice up my fashion blog! Love the website you have here!


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