I’ve always loved flower crowns… specially on brides or flower girls in weddings. ( my pinterest boards will agree ; ) ) . I’ve been planning a styled wedding session and the bride loves flower crowns as well so I decided to give natural crowns a try, I think they look so much nicer than fake flowers and I can’t resist a cute DIY.
You can choose any flower you’d like. I wanted a romantic feel so I went for roses and ranunculus with some gypsophila and eucalyptus .
To build the crown you will need:
Green florist tape
Most flower shops will have them but you can also buy them of amazon.
Here are the steps:
1.Take the flowers and cut the stems to 2-3 inches or 3cm.
2.Wire and tape the large blooms ( in this case the roses and ranunculus) so that they are sturdy in the halo.
3.Wrap with flower tape the ribbon or cord to a wire so that it’s firmly attached for when putting the crown. That’s going to be the base for attaching the flowers. Make sure you measure the ribbon with the circumference of the head and leave some length to tie into a bow
4.Now you can start adding the flowers. I started from the edges with some gypsophila and smaller ranunculus and a carnation. I knew I wanted the roses on the side so as I was attaching flowers I kept trying the crown on making sure I liked the way I was placing them. The flowers should be tight and sturdy.
Alexa loved the flower crown so I made her a smaller one. For this one I used only ranunculus and gypsophila , I didn’t wanted to make it very heavy so that it would stay on. She named herself the queen of the jungle… a very fit title for my little wild one if I may add.
Since these are fresh flowers you should make the crown no sooner that the day before you’d like to wear it. You can keep it fresh by spaying some water. Mine lasted about 3 days, and it’s now hanging on my office, it is still looks really nice dried!
I have to admit that I found making crowns extremely fun and relaxing… So you’ll be seeing more of this soon!
If you venture into the flower crown world take a photo and instagram it under #runningbarefootDIY I’d love to see them!