How to Make a DIY Flower Crown in 3 Easy Steps
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Flower crowns are beautiful, easy to make and simply stunning. I’ve always had an obsession for anything flowers, but especially for crowns, so today, I’m sharing with you that passion and a tutorial on how to make a DIY flower crown in just 3 easy steps.
I have always had a green-thumb, but recently I became increasingly aware of just how much a positive impact nature has in my life. So I took last Monday afternoon off and decided to be creative for a change by repurposing some beautiful flowers from a wedding I was at Saturday night. I wanted to DIY a flower crown that would be rich in texture and volume, so I chose a large white hydrangea flower to check those two aspects, and a couple of lisianthus sweet pink flowers for a pop of color.
I eventually ended up selling this one as a product in my flower shop, Zana Florilor (you can see the logo at the bottom right corner).
How to DIY an easy & beautiful flower crown
What you will need to make an easy flower crown
Red Organza Ribbon
White Hydrangea flowers (you can buy fresh at your local flower market, or artificial, here)
Sweet pink Lisianthus buds (you can buy fresh at your local flower market, or artificial, here)
Floral tape (optional)
Step 1: cut your flowers
This part was so relaxing. I started crafting my flower crown by cutting the flowers into shorter lengths and separating the white hydrangea into bunches.
Here’s what I got after cutting down the big hydrangea flower into bunches. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting it to be so generous, but I ended up with a lot of bunches using just one of my hydrangea flowers.
Step 2: Prepare the base of the crown
I decided to use for my DIY flower crown, a red organza ribbon base. Normally, florists would use wire to make sure the crown holds its shape, but I wanted something more loose, and delicate.
I used the ribbon to measure my head (measure the circumference of your head just above the top of the ears up to the back of your head with a measuring tape, a piece of string or ribbon) and I made a knot at each end to mark where I wanted to start and end my flower crown. I also allowed some extra length in the ribbon for a bow or just loose ends that would flow beautifully on my back.
Step 3: Attach the flower bunches to the base
I used floral wire to attach every flower bunch to the red organza ribbon, one by one. Instead of floral wire, you can use string or flower tape, but I chose wire because I wanted to make sure my flowers will stay in place. Remember I am using a flexible crown base (the ribbon), instead of the solid wire used by florists.
I added some colorful lisianthus flowers to my DIY flower crown for a pop of color. I chose to add them in just one spot, but you can mix it up with the white hydrangea to make a super colorful flower crown.
take hundreds of selfies
I made this flower crown as a way to relax after a long work day, so I rewarded myself with hundreds of selfies. If you plan to wear it the next day, make sure you put your flower crown in the fridge, or in a very cold place (not freezer though), because hyndrangea is quite sensible and will dry fast without care. Since you can’t really water your flower crown, then store it in a cold place.
By the way, you can also wear it as a necklace. I actually love this idea because it’s a very unique way to accessorize, it’s an accessory that doesn’t leave plastic behind (if you’re using natural flowers, those are biodegradable) and it can be a pretty affordable way to wear statement jewelry.
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Hi there! My name is Monica. I am a visibility coach who works with established entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses with powerful visibility strategies and personal growth.