Flower Power: DIY Floral Crown

Floral crowns were the go-to hair accessory this year at outdoor festivals. “Were” sigh it’s August and the Summer isn’t officially over but boy does the weather have me fooled some days. The outdoor festivities are still poppin’ like Breezy’s old song so I guess “are” the go-to hair accessory is still fitting. I made one for an all white party I went to, simply because I normally rebel against color specific parties (all white, all black or blk and white) but I wanted to comply this go round. The crown was the perfect way to add color, it gave my outfit a princess in the garden feel and people complimented it all evening as it rested in its rightful place. It’s not hard to create and if you’d like, you can always use fresh flowers for a crown similar to this one.

Here’s what you need:

Wire

Picture of the thick wire. Check your local dollar store for thin wire and floral tape to save money!

Supplies

      • Flowers (I chose fake flowers)
      • Thick & thin floral wire
      • Wire cutters
      • Scissors
      • Floral tape

1. Cut the stems off your flowers. Leave about 1-2 inches.

2. Measure the crown of your head and use that when you cut the thick wire.

Step 1

3. Decide what flowers you want to start with as a sort of foundation. You don’t have to but I like to have something to build on. You might find you have more of one flower than another so when you’re cutting off stems, sort them out to help you envision placement on your crown as you go along.

Step 4

4. Take a stem and attach it to your thick wire using the thin wire.

Step 2

If you have several stems you want together, tape them before attaching.

photo

5. If you want to, cover the wire with floral tape for a neater finish. Choose to do it every so often or wait until you’re finish and try. I’d find it harder that way since the flowers would be in your way but the choice is yours.

Final

6. Continue placing your flowers how you want them until you finish!

On My Head

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