Forever Floral Crowns Tutorial
Floral crowns are nothing new. From beauties made from little posies picked in the yard to fancy tiaras of flowers purchased in gift shops to the many, many DIY floral crowns out there, you have to admit that there is something simply stunning about the floral crown.
My first floral crown was of dried flowers and purchased in a gift shop. I was actually in high school and my plan was to wear it for prom. You see I was always into doing something different from the other girls. But it didn’t take long for those dried flowers to become crushed up little bits in the bottom of my closet. I suppose it had seemed such a sturdy thing. Plus I kind of told a few other girls of my plans and then I worried about having somebody else doing the same. In the end I went in with a photo of the year’s past Miss Black America and rocked that do out for my junior prom. Subsequently there were tons of cornrows the next year but I was already on to something new!
With the Fourth coming up I thought to make flower crowns for two lovely little girls I know. The timing wasn’t the greatest and all of the fresh flowers looking less than fresh, the only option for a good looking crown were faux florals. In the end, as I was making this one you see here, I decided that a forever crown is so much better than a fleeting one.
For this project you will need:
- Plastic flowers
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
My flowers were the .97 bouquets (of which I used 4 BTW) and some weren’t spectacularly sturdy. If you have flowers that keep popping off of the stems grab some sturdy floral wires and trim down into 2-3 inch pieces. At the end bend the wire to a 90 decree angle.
…and run your new stem through that hole.
Next take one of the firm wires and bend a loop around your finger loosely.
Use your pliers to wrap the wire around and around to make the loop secure.
Crimp the wires together to secure. If your wire is a bit poky, trim it or use floral tape to cover. Repeat for the other side.
Working left to right, secure the flower bunches with floral tape to the wire. If you were wondering how that initial wire was going to be sturdy enough, it’s because of all of the flower wires we’re bundling up really thicken the crown up.
Once at the end run a long piece of ribbon through the two loops. Tie tightly in a knot to form a circle.
Add more ribbons until as full as you please.
These babies are actually pretty darn sturdy especially if you reinforce any flowers with hot glue that might want to try and slip off. In fact, this baby is practically toddler proof!