How to Make a Fresh Flower Crown

How to make fresh flower crowns at home! (click through for a photo tutorial!)There are few things that say “Celebrate!” to me more than fresh flowers. For our Friendsgiving celebration, we thought it would be fun to try our hand at creating fresh flower crowns for all the ladies (and little ladies) to wear!

Fresh Flower Crown DIYSupplies Needed: Floral tape, floral wire, fresh flowers and scissors.

1. Cut your flowers so the stems are 1 1/2 inches long. 2. Measure the circumference of your head and cut your wire twice the length needed. Create your wire loop to the size of your head and use the extra length to wrap around the loop again for stability. 3. Place one of your center flowers on your wire loop and use the floral tape to attach the stem to the wire. 4. Place another flower behind your first flower and tape that stem to the wire as well. Continue this process until you have that side completed. Repeat the process for the other side by placing a flower next to your center flower (the heads of the flowers should be facing each other) and working your way down that side of the wire. Cover the exposed wire in the back with the floral tape, and you’re done!

How to make a fresh flower crownWe made our flower crowns the night before and stored them in the fridge in plastic freezer bags overnight.

How to make fresh flower crowns at home! (click through for a photo tutorial!) How to make fresh flower crowns at home! (click through for a photo tutorial!) How to make a fresh flower crown!How to make a fresh flower crown!The crowns were a hit at our party! You don’t have to worry about sizes (even for kiddos!) because after you put the crown on your head, you can press the wire together in the back (or give it a little twist) to tighten it to size.

Personally, I loved what the flower crowns added to the atmosphere and photos. They were totally worth the effort. What do you think? Would you make flower crowns for your Thanksgiving celebration? xo. Helen

Credits: Author: Helen Larson, Photography: Janae Hardy and Laura Gummerman, Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman.

  • They are really pretty, but I don’t think people in my family would be that jazzed by the effort. Using the flowers in a small arrangements on the table would have the same impact. I think its a really cute idea for a girls-event like a shower—and I can really see little girls loving it for a child’s birthday party or something.

  • Ohhh, this is super pretty! Great craft project 🙂

    Carina
    http://www.carstina.com/

  • This is fantastic as I am attempting my first floral crown for a Rock The Frock shoot on Saturday! Thanks!

  • How pretty! I love that you had them for your guests at Friendsgiving!

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  • These are so fantastically festive!

    Madelyn
    http://www.onebluebicycle.blogspot.com

  • I agree, I think my family would be a little be irritated, I imagine for example my father, my husband or my son wearing such a flower crown 😉

    But this doesn´t prevent me to make a flower crown for myself because I love love love your flower crowns http://www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

  • Yes, I hoped this tutorial would come 🙂 The crowns are so lovely! How long did the flowers stay good? And would it be possible to dry them (as crown) afterwards?
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  • Do you have any tips on working with floral tape? I found it really hard to use 🙁

  • I wonder if I can make one with autumn leaves and holly? Would be fabulous.

  • I loved them in all your pictures! I will definitely make them for the next event 🙂

  • These are awesome! Also your friend in the first photo looks just like Didier Stone! Adorable!

  • These flower crowns are just so beautiful! It’s a shame that fake flowers don’t look nearly the same – I try to avoid cutting/using real flowers and plants.

  • Hi Claudia!
    The tape only sticks to itself, so wrap it around your wire once (pulling a little as you wrap) and press firmly together to seal. Do the same to seal the tape end when you finish wrapping that piece. Hope that helps!

    Laura
    SpG Team Member

  • LOVE this tutorial. Thanks. I’ve been seeing these at my farmers market and wanted to make one.

  • So darling! What a fun idea for a party. Love the pictures and the simple tutorial! 🙂

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  • In Sweden we celebrate something called “midsommar” = “midsummer” every year and floral crowns are a quite important details worn to a special dress, but the dress is not worn anymore as often as the crowns are…. so thanks for this inspiration, it will surely come in handy to me 🙂

  • So lovely! Great tutorial too. You should make some Christmas ones too with these glitter roses from my blog – http://www.everywordhandwritten.co.uk/2013/11/glitter-roses.html?m=1 🙂
    Rosie x

  • Wow! Ive long wanted to try this,. Now u’ve shown me how- no excuses! Thank you:)

  • We love this DIY as a gift for weeding guests!

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  • Wow these looks so pretty! I bet they smell great 😀

    Aysha x
    outletjunkie.blogspot.co.uk

  • They are just so beautiful! I can’t wait to have friends around to try this idea. Love!

  • What a lovely idea! These flower crown look beautiful :):):)
    Allura x kittenlamoda.com

  • they look so incredibly lovely! I definitely need to try this for the next big party!

  • Thanks for the tutorial, those flower crowns look amazing 🙂 It’s just what my winter wardrobe needs to brighten things up a bit 🙂
    xx

    http://www.zoesparablepsia.blogspot.com

  • There could be SO MANY uses for these crowns: so so many! Thanks for the tute!

  • These look fab! Only downside for me would be that fresh flowers die very quickly and cost quite a bit in Madrid.

  • These are perfect! I love how great they look, and even with the inexpensive filler flowers. The color scheme is sooo gooood.

  • Love the colors! So pretty. And this tutorial looks a lot simpler than other floral crown tutorials I’ve seen recently!

  • i’ve been dying to make one of my own and these are beautiful! thanks for the tips!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

  • Wow a crown for a beautiful natural Queen Bee!

    see more about Queen Bee Gala Dalí!
    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/2013/11/queen-bee-of-week-gala-dali_14.html

    Love from Germany
    B&B

  • When I dried my crown from my wedding, the stems shrank and fell out of the floral tape. You could always rewrap it after it was dried, though.

  • I love making flower crowns after a friend of mine showed me how to this past summer. I love the colours used for this one! Love it!

    Lulu xx

    http://luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

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  • I am having family over for a big dinner tomorrow. I’m going to make these. They are perfect.

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  • I love this!! I just want to wear it around in everyday life!!!! Is that weird!? haha.

  • You ladies are so clever! Well done at making me envious of your whole party. Might try this for our Christmas KK party. Norah @ http://www.retrovintagelovefurniture.blogspot.com.au

  • OMG those are so adorable! I always think im too heavy handed and that I will break a flower off somewhere! Awesome job, i love them!

  • I love this idea! How special. If I can squeeze it in I totally want to make flower crowns for our thanksgiving celebration this year! 🙂 I know it will add such a special touch to the day. Thank you for the inspiration!!! So creative.

  • Hey, would just like to tell you that I shared this post on my blog ^^

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    Keep up the good work 😀
    Best regards,
    Helena.

  • I’m definitely making these for our Thanksgiving! The ladies in my family will love it. Thanks for all the ideas!

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