Flower crowns are like snowflakes, each one is totally unique. You can go big and bold with some massive stunning peonies or go ultra simple with some wild daisies and grasses or about a billizion other options in between. They are beautiful on a bride for her wedding day or just for hanging out on a summer day. This one is somewhere in between the go big or super simple.
I had a wonderful patio wine & dine event a few weeks ago that included a simple but lovely flower centrepiece. Usually I just enjoy the flowers for myself after an event but I was heading out the next morning for a few days and just felt horrible about those beauties sitting on their own wasting away. My sister was visiting from BC and it was going to be her birthday so I came up with a sweet birthday gift idea.
Here’s the flower centrepiece before from the patio event. Can’t go wrong with throwing some colourful flowers in a group of bottles. Instant pretty. Now here’s a game changing flower tip for you. If you want your flowers to last longer, put them in the fridge. It’s a classic stylist trick to keep flowers fresh on a multiple day shoot. By the time I actually made this flower crown, these flowers were 6 days old!
I’m not even going to use the word tutorial for this because it’s so simple and there’s a million ways to do it. What you’ll need is some flower wire and scissors or wire cutters. The only reason I say to use flower wire specifically instead of any wire is because it’s dark green and you won’t see it. I picked up a big roll of it at Walmart for under $5.
Then (not shown) make a circle crown from the wire that fits your head and start layering your crown. Start with covering your wire with a green base. Cut yourself a bunch of 2″ pieces of wire and just go around the circle attaching the greenery, overlaping the stems with eachother. You’ll find that the flower wire is super easy to work with, it’s just a simple twist or two and move on to the next.
Once you have your base, you just start layering in the colour. This crown is pretty simple so it’s hard to mess up but perhaps if you were making a really big one you may want to be more cautious of the order and placement of the flowers. Just start placing the flowers around how you want to distribute the colour or types and in no time it starts to transform into a pretty flower crown.
Then you’ll have something like this! Just to give you an idea of how simple it can be, I made this crown in the time it took my sister to give the patio a good sweeping. For real. That’s an official measurement of time.
There she is, the birthday girl in all her flower crowning glory. Before you ask, yes we have the same parents and no, neither one of us is adopted. We’re both tall but I think that’s all we have in common physically. I make her flower crowns, she does my taxes. It works. This would be perfect for the DIY bride or bridal party. It would be a great group activity for a wedding shower or bachlorette, or even for a birthday party in the park. I know you love your girlfriends but deep down I also know you want to one-up them when it comes to weddings and this will do it. How stunning would those photos be?!
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