Make a Pretty Faux Flower Crown
Flower crowns are perfectly on-trend right now, but you don't have to break the bank to get one! Whether you're looking for a flower crown for your wedding, a shower, or to go with your festival fashion, this DIY flower crown tutorial will help you make a custom crown that you can use again and again. Faux flowers help keep costs down and provide you with a crown that stays fresh all day long (and every day after). When friends ask where you got your crown, they'll never guess you made it yourself!
Gather Your Materials
Start by gathering your materials. As you choose flowers for your crown, begin by considering where you'll wear it and what you'll pair it with. Select some faux blooms that are a complementary shade to your attire. You'll also want to choose flowers with varying sizes, textures, and colors so that they stand out in the crown. For each crown, we recommend one to two large blooms and three to five smaller blooms to use as accents. You don't want too many large flowers or the crown will become too heavy and oversized. In addition, choose a few stems of greenery to act as filler.
- Faux flowers in various sizes and textures
- Faux greenery for filler
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Optional: glue gun
Make the Base
Next, create a base for your flower crown. Cut a length of floral wire that's long enough to wrap around the crown of your head twice, with a little room to spare. Measure around your head with the wire and plan where you'd like your crown to sit. Create a loop with the wire, twisting one end around the middle of the wire, in the size that you'd like. Then wrap the long end of the wire around, weaving in and out of the loop to create a strong base. Continue wrapping until you reach the end, and twist the end around the loop to secure.
Wire in the Main Blooms
Once you have a base, start placing your main flowers. Start with the largest blooms and place them where you'd like them. If your stems have wires in them, you can simply wrap the wires around the base of your crown. If not, use floral tape and wrap it multiple times around the trimmed stems of your blooms.
Add Filler Between Your Flowers
Using the same technique, start covering the entire loop of the crown base with your filler greenery. Every so often, you may choose to include a smaller flower. Work your way around the base until the entire crown is filled with greenery.
Finish and Add Any Extras
Once you've completed the crown base by covering it with greenery, go back and add any additional flower or leaf pieces that you might like. If possible, just insert the wired stem of your florals into the wire of the crown base. If that won't work, use a glue gun to apply individual leaves and stems and attach them to the existing foliage.
Wear Your Crown
Place your crown on your head and have fun! Because it's custom-fitted for you, it should fit securely on your head. However, if you find that it slips, you can secure it with a few hidden bobby pins.