"Dried flower crowns: a wreath that is worn for attire".
Flower crowns have been around for centuries. They have been a trend at festivals, birthdays, baby showers, and weddings.
They are constantly all over Pinterest and Instagram.
With people learning how to make their own or buying other stunning creations.
We want to help you to learn how to make your flower crown with these simple steps.
The traditional 'flower crown' wreath is associated with Greece and their celebrations since ancient times, continuing the tradition to the modern-day Olympic ceremonies.
Dried flower crowns are perfect whether walking down the aisle or heading to a music festival.
They have been a go-to accessory for quite some time and are still as popular as ever.
The new trend for flower crowns is preserved and dried flower crowns.
We can create flower crowns using fresh flowers, yet we will explain how to make a floral crown using our preserved and dried flowers.
We recommend looking for small filler flowers as these small flowers will be great fillers amongst your larger centrepieces. We recommend baby's breath, rice flowers, dried bunny tails, and hydrangeas.
You can opt for a simple, white, beige crown, similar to the flowers used in our neutral arrangement. Or you can opt for something more natural, filling the crown with eucalyptus leaves.
Eucalyptus works well with these crowns as it pops and gives your flower crown a more traditional vibe.
The dried ruscus we use in most of our arrangements also works well with your crowns, as it is pretty sturdy and can make a statement.
You can use preserved and dried flowers such as pampas grass, roses, magnolia blossoms, and palm spears for a bolder crown.
Making your flower crown is simple, and it's a great project for school holidays.
Our guide will explain how to make your very own flower crown to wear or how to make one for a friend.
There are a few materials that you'll need to get started.
- Floral Tape – Floral tape can easily blend in with your crown since it comes in various colours and shades to suit your flowers.
- Scissors – You'll need sharp scissors for cutting your flowers, wires and floral tape.
- Craft Wire – A craft wire roll is a lot easier to work with than having pre-cut wires. You will be using this to tie your flowers to the crown.
- Wire – Often pliable twine or grapevine wire. This will be used as the base of your crown.
- Twine or String - Used for bunching smaller flower stems
- Dried Flowers – Cut the stems to about 5cm to make them easier to use when attaching the flowers to the crown. You can always trim the stems again later. Have a selection of small filler and more prominent flowers for your height.
1. Create the Flower Crown Base
Get the pliable twine or grapevine wire and wrap it around the top of your head to find the best fit.
Leave a cm of extra length to give you more to play with.
Could you secure the ends of the wire with the floral tape?
When creating and measuring the base, remember that if you are wearing a hairstyle such as a top bun, the crown may not fit if you're wearing it whilst wearing a different hairstyle.
2. Start Adding Base Flowers
Could you start adding the chosen flowers to your crown?
We recommended starting with a base flower such as ruscus, eucalyptus leaves, bunny tails or something similar.
3. Bunch your Flowers
You can start bunching a few small flowers together and using floral tape or twine to secure them together in a mini bunch.
We recommend bunching bunny tails, hydrangeas and baby's breath together for a simple and elegant-looking crown.
4. Secure Flowers to the Crown
Start adding your mini bunches and other preserved flowers to your flower crown.
Secure the stems to the crown base with floral tape of craft wire.
Please ensure that the flowers are added in one direction, facing outwards, so the flowers pop and stand out.
Add more flowers and layers until you like the look of your crown.
And there you have a simple guide on how to make a flower crown with dried flowers! You can finalise it by tweaking and adding more flowers or embellishments until you love it.
We would love to see some photos of your dried flower crowns! Please send us a photo if you make one yourself.