Tuesday, 15 April 2014

DIY Flower Crowns

I've lusted after flower crowns for a long time and if you follow me on Twitter, you'll know all about my love for the hair accessory. But it's been really difficult to find one that I absolutely love and want to pay for. A lot of them are either not what I want or so expensive I can't afford them anyway.
So after a bit of research, I decided to dive into the world of DIY Flower Crowns.

Excuse any bad photography, I was also watching Green Street while doing this and if you know anything about Charlie Hunnam, you'll understand how I could get distracted.

Also, I have to point out that these flowers cost me very little. The long yellow and pink garlands were only $2.50 each and they have roughly 50 flowers on them so that's a lot of flower crown for not a lot of money. The larger flowers cost a little more but I bought fewer because they would act as the center piece of the headband.

  • Fake Flowers
  • Floral Wire (various colours)
  • Floral Tape
  • Wire Cutters
  • Scissors
  • Beads
I started off by measuring my head with the floral wire, adding two thumbs worth of wire and then chopping it to size. That should fit around your head nicely. I wrapped the wire around at the ends and tucked it around itself so there aren't any wire ends poking through.
Then I trimmed the fake flowers to the size I wanted and attached them to the wire headband with more floral wire. I spent a while arranging the flowers so they suited the headpiece and looked the way I wanted.

I also strung beads on some floral wire and worked that into my floral crowns (I made more than one).
When I was happy with my flower crown, I used floral tape to hide any wire I didn't want on show.

I also wanted to make the headband a bit bigger so it can be adjusted depending on people's head size.

Are you going to make your own flower crown?
If you do, pop it on Instagram and tag us @fellowshipofthebloggers with the #FOTBspring

1 comment :

  1. This is such a good little tutorial, I'm seriously tempted to give this a go myself now xo