Hi darlings. You may remember this post I did a while back featuring this DIY flower crown. I promised you I would post a tutorial and here it is (albeit a little late). I love floral crowns because they are so romantic and make a total statement. I particularly love the way this one turned out because it has a fun little mix of winter with the red berries.
So let’s get started!
STEP 1: Get your supplies
Pop into your local craft store and pick out the silk flowers of your choice. I went to Michael’s and grabbed small white roses, red berries and some greenery to fill it in. Be sure to find flowers that have a hole in the center of the flower that goes down the stem (and the hole isn’t covered by a bud).
STEP 2: Make the crown
Take the brown rustic floral wire and wrap it around your head for size (be sure to leave a little extra space because it will sit tighter once the flowers are attached). Once you have enough wire use your floral wire cutters/pliers to cut the wire and then shape it and warp the ends around it. (Note: I made two here because I made two flower crowns).
STEP 3: Arrange your flowers
Pop off the buds of your flowers (my white roses in this case) and set them around the crown in your order of choice so you have an idea of where you want things to go.
STEP 4: Wrap the greenery around
Wrap your filler leafs around the crown and fasten it with your thin green floral wire. Use the pliers to ensure there are no sharp wire edges poking out.
STEP 5: Create a a wire stem for your flowers
Take your thin green floral wire and cut 3 inch long pieces from it for each flower. Put the short wire through the top of each rose bud to make a wire stem, leaving about a centimeter at the top inside the flower. Use your pliers to bend the centimeter you left at the top so the wire stays in place. Then take your green floral tape and wrap it around the base of the flower and down the wire shaft (it doesn’t have to go down the whole wire).
STEP 6: Wrap your flower wire stems around the crown
Place your flowers where you want and wrap the wire stem around the crown. Again, use your pliers to bend down the sharp wire edges.
STEP 7: Fill in patches with red berries
Pull off the red berries from their stem in clusters leaving a little bit of a stem. Because the stems of the berries are not bendable I had to make a wire stem by placing 2-inch wire pieces next to the stem and connecting it with the green wire tape. Then place your berries where you wish and wrap the wire stem around the crown to fasten.
Voila! Now you have a winter flower crown! Although I wouldn’t call myself uber crafty (whatsoever), it didn’t take me long to make (mostly because the greenery did a lot of the work for me). If you are using 100% flower buds though it will probably take you a bit longer.
TOTAL TIME: About 30 minutes
TOTAL COST: Approximately $25
If you make one I would love to see how it turned out so be sure to tag me on Instagram!
Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck making your new flower crowns!