DIY: Flower Crown

Flower crowns seem to be the whimsical go-to accessory nowadays. And why not? They are girly and super fun! Some of you may know I am getting married this fall. (yay!) I decided I didn't want the traditional veil look and I wanted to wear a colorful flower crown instead. And being the crafty chick I am, I got out my hot glue gun and starting sticking! It was a fun, easy project and cost me total $17! So if you are a bride or just want a fun flower crown to wear to a music festival, special event or a random Tuesday. Here is my step by step guide!

Supplies:

Keep in mind the size of your forehead and head when deciding flower size. It can get pretty fluffy once you start gluing on flowers.

+ Floral wire
+ Floral tape
+ Wire cutters (I borrowed mine from my fiancee's tool box.)
+ Hot glue gun and glue
+ Fake flowers of your choice
+ Greenery
+ Twine (optional, depending on your look.)

These are the flowers I picked. They are mainly ranunculuses in shades of deep purple, fuchsia, deep orange, light orange and yellow. 

These are the flowers I picked. They are mainly ranunculuses in shades of deep purple, fuchsia, deep orange, light orange and yellow. 

18 gauge floral wire and tape 

18 gauge floral wire and tape 

Crown Base

+ Take 2 pieces of floral wire and bend into a circular shape. Place on head to make sure it fits. Cut any excess wire with wire cutters and twist to connect the two wires.

+ Tape the circles together with floral tape, overlapping the cross pieces so they don't poke your head. Then wrap the entire circle with floral tape like below.

Arranging the flowers

+ Start by applying a base of greenery with dabs of hot glue. This will cover your crown base wires and give a good background base for the flowers.

+ Some flowers will have long stems that have wire in them and those you can wrap around the base and then cover with floral tape. Other flowers may have plastic stems that won't hold if you bend them. These types of flower stems are best applied with hot glue.

+ Options: At this point you may decide you want a half crown so you can wear it on the side of your head. You can stop applying flowers at this point then and if you'd like a rustic look you can cover the rest of the flower crown base in twine. 

Greenery and flowers. (You like my "Coffee makes me poop" mug in the background? HA!)

Greenery and flowers. (You like my "Coffee makes me poop" mug in the background? HA!)

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The finished product!