Flower crowns are great for every occasion. They are even better if you know how to make them yourself. Flower crowns aren’t complicated to make and you can find everything you need at a local craft/grocery store.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- pruning shears or scissors
- floral tape – you can find this at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or any other craft store.
- floral wire or pipe cleaners – I like to use green pipe cleaners instead of wire. I usually only need two and I just twist them together at each end to make a circle.
When I am doing big events or weddings I get my flowers from a wholesaler. But you don’t need a wholesale license to make flower crowns. You can find flowers at grocery stores or if you prefer, you can use silk flowers found at a craft store. If you are going to use real flowers I recommend going to Trader Joe’s. They have a wonderful selection of flowers and greenery. Not to mention they are a great price. I got the flowers I am using for this tutorial at Trader Joe’s and I spent under $10.
Once you have all of your supplies, you can make your flower crown!
STEP 1: MEASURE YOUR CROWN
Use your wire or pipe cleaners (or whatever else you are using) to measure your head. If you are using wire I recommend wrapping the entire thing in floral tape. It will make it a little sturdier and easier to work with while attaching the flowers.
STEP 2: CUT YOUR STEMS
Use your shears or scissors to cut all of your stems down to about 3 inches. Start with cutting just some of the stems because you likely won’t use all of them and you can stick the leftovers in a vase for a pretty arrangement!
STEP 3: MAKE SMALL BUNCHES
Gather 1-2 stems of each variety you have and use your floral tape to secure them together.
Then make some more.
STEP 4: ATTACH BUNCHES TO CROWN
Using your floral tape again, attach the bunches (one at a time) to the crown you previously made.
Make sure to pull the tape tight so they are nice and secure.
Continue laying bunches until you have filled half of the crown.
STEP 5: SWITCH DIRECTION
Starting at the top (where you taped the very first bunch) start attaching bunches facing the opposite direction. Continue until you have filled that half of the crown. I usually leave a smaller space in the back (to differentiate between the front/back), but I left extra space this time because I had some miscellaneous ribbon lying around I wanted to put on it.
You can still do a small space in the back and attach one or two ribbons for a simpler look, or none at all! That is the joy of flower crowns. You can make each one so different.
And you’re done! Now you can make a flower crown for your daughter’s first birthday, your sister’s wedding, or if you are like my daughter – you can make one for just a regular normal day 🙂
Thanks for following along!