Materials: Wire cutters, silk flowers with their stems pulled off, floral tape, scissors, thin floral wire, thick floral wire as twine (Hobby Lobby)
Photos by MacLeod Designs & Photography
Recently, I’ve been seeing girls wearing floral crowns at places other than their local Renaissance Festival. A la Coachella and Lana Del Rey, floral crowns have gone mainstream and I wanted to try my hand at crafting one. Since I was experimenting, I selected sale flowers at the crafts store and borrowed pliers from one of my coworkers. Total, the supplies cost about $18. If you aren’t the DIY-type, you can purchase ready-made crowns here, here, and (my favorite!) here. If you are, here are the steps to making a floral crown:
- Remove the stems from your silk flowers.
- Fit the thick floral wire to your head’s size and twist it around two to three times so it has some substance.
- Cut your floral wire into six inch pieces.
- Thread the thin floral wire through the silk flower.
- Wrap it around the thick floral wire until secure.
- Cover up the wire by wrapping the green floral tape around the exposed thin wire.
- Almost on top of the first flower, repeat steps 4-6 again.
- Continue until finished!
I wrapped my flowers around the entire crown, but experiment with it until you find what best suits you!Image via http://across-the-hall.blogspot.com/%5B/caption%5D