Flower crown DIY – tips & tricks

Category: DIY

I am a huge fan of flower crowns and I have been for as long as I can remember. It probably started in childhood when my mum would make me one out of wild flowers.

Recently, flower crowns have become a big wedding trend due to Pinterest. And it may start to look as if it is unacceptable to wear one just because you are in the mood. Though in my opinion, it is stupid to associate them with only weddings.

I made mine out of flowers that I got from New Covent Garden Flower Market. They were so lovely and had an amazing smell – this is a rare thing for the modern flowers.

flowers, roses, David Austine,  darcey,

flowers, David Austine, Darcey, lilac

As I had a lot of flowers I decided to make a matching corsage and 2 versions of the flower crown. The more the merrier.

 

For the flower crown and corsage you will need

flowers:
• “Darcey” Garden Roses
• Lilac
• Green Skimmia
• Additional foliage

hard goods:
• Scissors
• Green Florist tape
• Straight wire
• Floristic wire

Rose, Darcey, flower crown, how to, David Austine

Rose, Darcey, flower crown, how to, David Austine

Rose, Darcey, flower crown, how to, David Austine

Let’s start

1.) Take the flowers and cut all the stems to an appropriate length.

2.) Wire and tape large blooms individually so that they’ll stay in place on the crown. I inserted a wire inside the rose stem to add extra structure and then wired rose to a Green Skimmia with a thin wire.

Rose, Darcey, flower crown, how to, David Austine

Then do the same with the lilac.

lilac, flower crown, how to

3.) Prepared little bunches look a bit messy with all the wiring sticking out and I bet you would not want wire ends to scratch your head. The solution to this problem is Green Florist tape. Just wrap it up around the stems and wire. It is very easy as the tape is sticky and need no glue.

Green Florist tape, rose, David Austine,  Darcey

rose, flower crown, how to, Darcey, David Austine, lilac, cabbage  rose

4.) Now that you have your main elements ready it is time to make the base. Measure the right amount of wire to fit your head. And make sure that you left a bit extra to tie the ends.

5.) Then cover your crown base with foliage.

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6.) Place flower bits around the crown base and tie them up. Mine had wire ends, so tieing them up was easy.

And your flower headband is ready.

lilac, flower crown, how to, rose, cabbage rose

Time to try it on

flower crown, how to, lilac, rose

flower crown, David Austine roses, darsey rose

If lilac is not your thing, then you can use roses only. Roses also stay fresh for longer.

flower crown, roses, David Austine, Darcey rose, cabbage rose

flower crown, roses, David Austine, Darcey rose, cabbage rose

flower crown, roses, David Austine, Darcey rose, cabbage rose

flower crown, roses, David Austine, Darcey rose, cabbage rose

I used the same principles for the corsage. The radius of the bracelet was a bit bigger than my wrist, but as its made of wire I adjusted it.

flower crown, roses, David Austine, Darcey rose, cabbage rose, corsage

flower crown, roses, David Austine, Darcey rose, cabbage rose, corsage

flower crown, roses, David Austine, Darcey rose, cabbage rose, corsage

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