I was out on the town the other night (this doesn’t happen often, I have two kids!) and I spotted a group of ladies on a hen’s night all wearing a flower crown each. They looked so pretty all together. Flower crowns are such a huge trend at the moment for weddings, for the bride, bridemaids and flower girls. Even for other special occasions such as birthday parties, engagements and christenings, any excuse to wear flowers in your hair!
They can be quite time consuming to make but the hard work is worth the patience. For something fun, I thought I’d put together a handy guide on how to make a flower crown and then show some inspiring professional and fabulous examples. So let’s get started!
I always recommend using seasonal blooms and my delivery today of fresh flowers from Tesselaars consists of large and spray pink roses, blushing bride, eriostemon and thryptomene foliage. The trend at the moment is a little relaxed and garden inspired, with mixed flowers and textured foliage, so that’s the look I am creating here. They can also be any size and thickness, (remember the more blooms though the heavier they will be to wear!). As I have some large blooms, my example will be a large floral crown.
How To Make A Flower Crown – Step-by-Step
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Lay out all your supplies. You’ll need a mix of fresh flowers and foliage, wire, parafilm/binding wire to attach each small element, ribbon/twine to finish and scissors.
Condition your flowers. I like to break or cut each bloom and cluster of foliage into little 2-3cm long elements, so you are ready to pick up each element in a pattern or at random as you make your creation.
Measure the circumference of your head where you would like your crown to sit, and cut a length of wire that measurement, this forms the crown base. Starting at one end of the crown base use parafilm or binding wire to attach a piece of foliage and a small length of ribbon/twine to the crown base.
Then place one of the flowers onto the crown base and bind, then foliage and bind, then flower and bind. Repeat in a pattern or randomly, depending on the look you are trying to achieve.
Continue this process to work your way all around the crown until you have covered all your wire to achieve a full circle covered in blooms and foliages. Make sure to finish with foliage and another small length of ribbon/twine.
Lay the floral crown on the bench and tie the two ends of ribbon/twine together to secure it into a circle.
It’s now ready to wear!
Hope you’ve enjoyed my take on how to make a flower crown as much as I enjoyed writing it. For your further inspiration, here are some of my favourite examples from floral designers around Australia for inspiration. Firstly a large brightly coloured pink, purple and red combination or cymbidium orchids, lisianthus and sea holly from Dear Delilah Florist.
I just adore the deep burgundy tones of this rose, berry and foliage design from White Thistle.
Flower crowns don’t have to have many flowers at all, like this example from Pick A Posie of textured different coloured foliages and berries.
Laurel and Lace shows us how beautiful a simple design of white daisies, berries and foliage can be, just delightful.
And who can forget the first prize winner in Tesselaars “Top Gun” Wedding Flowers Competition for 2015, Gentle Flowers with striking flower crown of just a single flower variety, red anenomes, amazingly gorogeous!
Would love to hear of anyone who follows the guide and makes a flower crown and for whom or what occasion. Happy creating!