INSPIRATION: CREATE YOUR OWN FLOWER CROWN
It’s official. Flower crowns have graduated from another online #trend to classic summer fare — and we’re loving them! Whether simple and elegant or big and bold, flower crowns are a festive way to elevate any wedding, garden party, bridal shower, or summertime brunch.
Flower crowns are also super fun to make, perfect for an afternoon of playing with greenery with a few friends. Read on for our simple guide to creating your own flower crown.
What you’ll need:
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Sturdy scissors (or floral scissors)
- Greenery and flowers of your choice
- Create your base – Shape the floral wire into a circular shape, using the crown of your head as a guide (hint: add 2″ to the diameter of your head, as it’s much easier to tighten the shape afterward than it is to make it bigger). Secure the wire and wrap ends with floral tape.
- Add greenery – Next, put your greenery to work. Use short lengths of wire (floral tape works, too) to secure pieces of greenery all the way around the base to hide the wire. Eucalyptus, rosemary sprigs, and other sturdy greenery lend themselves well here.
- Embellish with flowers – Remember, the flowers will expire within a day or even shorter in hot weather, so stick with smaller blooms such as baby’s breath, or ‘tough’ blooms such as strawflowers. In terms of method, cut flower stems to about two inches so that they are all the same length and trim off any leaves. Then spiral the stem with floral wire to fasten to the base. Once again, make use of floral tape to tidy up loose ends or to attach more delicate stems.
- Consider adding ribbon or lace – For a more feminine or bohemian look, add little touches of ribbon or lace.
Remember, there is no one way to create a flower crown — let your creativity flow and let your inner flowerchild have fun!
Here’s to a summer of flower and love-filled celebrations!
Words + Photos by Sarah Carson @the.botanical