If you love the boho look, or just want to have a glorious cascade of flowers framing your face, we’ll show you how to make your very own flower crown! This tutorial is suitable for fresh, dried, or preserved flowers and greenery (note: some dried products may be too brittle to construct your desired shape). With a little time and creativity, you’ll soon have a custom, DIY Flower Crown!
Measure the headband
Using wired floral twine, measure out the length of the headband by wrapping it around the crown of your head. Make sure it rests comfortably where you plan to wear it. Add 1-2 inches on both ends and fold to create hooks to twist together. (Note: You can easily trim the ends once the crown is finished, so give it a little extra room to ensure a proper fit.)
Group the florals
Arrange your flowers into little clusters and trim the ends to 2-3 inches. Make a variety of combinations so you have plenty of options to work with when arranging them around the headband.
Make stems for flower buds
To use preserved rose buds in your arrangements, you will need to create a stem to secure it in place. Push floral wire from the base of the bud through the center of the flower. Bend the wire to make a hook and pull it back down through the base. Wrap floral tape around the wire to finish the stem.
Tape & Arrange
Wrap floral tape around each set of flowers and begin to place them around the headband to envision your design. This will help you determine how many flower clusters you need to complete the length of the headband.
Once you have a full ring of florals, it’s time to begin assembling. Lift your headband and attach your first flower cluster by wrapping it with floral wire. Continue attaching each cluster the same way until the crown is full and complete!
- If you end up having any gaps or spots of wire that need covering, use a hot glue gun to attach single buds in their place.