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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Flower Crown DIY








I am completely obsessed with flower crowns! And I honestly love any excuse to make one for friends and family (or myself). If you are festival bound, preparing for a photo shoot or simply just want to look like a beautiful little woodland sprite, this DIY is for you!

This particular flower crown I'm making is for my pretty little sis who is graduating from High School tomorrow. So exciting! My sister is going with a 20's vibe for her outfit and hair, so I decided to make a half flower crown to coordinate with the look. However this technique will work for a full flower crown too!

Let's get started!

What you will need;
-sharp kitchen shears
-thin wire (24 or 26 gauge will work perfectly)
-floral tape (you can find this at Micheal's or your local florist)
-a mix of blooms and greenery*
-wire cutters



*This is the fun part! Have fun exploring different sizes and textures. I love to mix small and medium sized blooms with a variety of different greenery to create that fresh-out-of-the-forest feel.



STEP 1.

I'm sorry to say that before we get to the fun part, we need to do the boring job of wrapping the wire with floral tape. 
If you have never done it before, feel free to practice a bit first! You want to make sure that the shiny side of the tape faces down toward the wire. The trick is to wrap the wire tightly while slightly pulling on the tape so it stretches a bit.
Measure out the amount you will need by wrapping the wire around your head. Trim any extra wire that you don't need. 
Starting at the end of the wire, wrap the entire length of wire. Take your time!
 Create a circle with the wire, slightly overlapping the two ends and taping them together. 
If this bored you to tears, I apologize but just think, even Tinker Bell does boring tinkering...well at least I think she does?

STEP 2. 

Flower time! For this crown I used Spray Roses, Veronica, Seeded Eucalyptus, Wax Flower and Eryngium. They are pretty light flowers so they worked perfectly.
Trim all of your flowers down so that the stem is only approximately 1 1/2 inch. 
Take 2-3 different stems together and pinch them in place.


 Now tape the stems to the crown nice and tight. Wrap until the entire stem is covered. 


Grabbing another cluster of flowers, place them over the stems you just wrapped so that the flowers are in a continuous circle. Continue this pattern until you've reached the look you want (either half or full crown).


There you have it! I hope you have fun making and wearing your flower crown. I can't wait to see my sister wear this one tomorrow! 



Megan xo


3 comments :

  1. Meagan this is amazing! I sooo want to make one now!!!

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    1. Thank you Alicia! You should make matching flower crowns for you and Baby R!

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