How to make a flower crown
Flower crowns are great accessories for wedding season and can be worn by young and old. Kiki is modelling the crown here and she was only 10 weeks old when I shot this! The way you make the crown for a grown up is exactly the same as how I made this one for little Kiki, you make a ring from craft wire and fill it with flowers.
Just make sure you don't use any poisonous flowers or ones that can cause skin irritation. For this crown I used eucalyptus, rosemary, wax flowers, small snowflake roses, veronica, ginestra and solidaster.
Okey I might be biased but how cute does Kiki look!!
Have a look how easy it is to make your flower crown in the tutorial below
Okey I might be biased but how cute does little Kiki look!!
To make your own you will need:
- craft wire (thin metal wire covered in paper)
- floral tape
- secateurs and scissors
- piece of string
- Measure your head or the person you make the crown for. I do this with a piece of string, wrap it around the head and cut of where the string meets.
- Cut your craft wire to the length of the string plus 5 cm and bend into a circle. The extra 5 cm is so you can twist the ends together, cover the ends with floral tape so they don’t scratch.
- Start adding your green base flowers, for me that is the eucalyptus, rosemary and wax flowers to the ring with your floral tape. Floral tape gets sticky when yo stretch it.
- Add colourful flowers to your green base, secure them in place with floral tape.
- Keep adding flowers until you are happy with your crown. As my crown is for a newborn who only lays down, I didn’t add flowers to the back. If you make the crown for a bigger child or adult you can add flowers all around if you wish.
Look who wanted to get in on the action! Turns out that a flower crown looks rather cute on Kermit the dog too :)
The crown will of course looks best when you just have made it but when you soak the flowers well before use the crown will last you a few days. If you want a crown that last you a long time you can of course use faux flowers, especially silk flowers will look real nice.
All the clothes Kiki is wearing in this tutorial are by www.childrensalon.com