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DIY: How to Make a Flower Crown

DIY How to make a flower crown

Whether it’s for a picnic in the park, a wedding, music festival, or just because – flower crowns or garlands – are one of our favourite ways to add some colour! They’re not a difficult accessory to make either, you just need a few key items. You can even use some leftover flowers from your Flowers Across Melbourne delivery!

DIY Flower Crown - What You Will Need

You’ll need:

  • Florist wire
  • Florist tape
  • Sheers or secateurs
  • Flowers!

We recommend some foliage, some statement flowers and some softer, smaller blooms to compliment the bigger ones. In our example, we decided to go bright and bold with roses and freesias (they smell great too!) but you could do pastels, or even just one colour.

Step 1.

DIY How to make a flower crown

Use the florist wire to create a circle for your base. Use your own head to determine how large the circle should be. Then simply wrap the ends around one another to fasten the wires together.

Step 2.

DIY How to make a flower crown

Reinforce the circle and also protect your head from the pokey wires by wrapping the florist tape around the ends firmly.

Step 3.

DIY how to make a flower crown

Time to start adding your foliage – see, we told you it was easy! Cut small sections of greenery or flowers off and start taping them to the crown. We recommend securing each piece with tape in at least two spots.

We also recommend doing your foliage first. Continue to add bits of greenery until you have covered the entire crown.

Note: It can also look really cool leaving some spots empty. It’s totally up to you and how you want your crown to look!

Change up the direction you have your leaves pointing too, to keep it looking interesting.

DIY how to make a flower crown

DIY how to make a flower crown

Step 4.

DIY how to make a flower crown

Time for the fun stuff! You can now start carefully taping on your flowers. We recommend placing your biggest, most statement, flowers first and then arranging the rest based on how they’re looking. You can also stop, pop it on your head and take a look in the mirror at any time, to keep track of how it’s looking.

DIY how to make a flower crown

DIY how to make a flower crown

Add in your final touches, in our case, the softer pieces of gyps. Then, tada! All finished.

DIY how to make a flower crown

DIY how to make a flower crown

DIY how to make a flower crown

What do you think? Would you ever make a flower crown? What colours and flowers would you choose?

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  • Reply
    Gary Davis
    April 20, 2016 at 5:37 am

    So beautiful! Thanks for your sharing instruction!

  • Reply
    May 16, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Wow!! awesome
    Thanks for this ideas
    Great post

  • Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    What size florist wire do you use?

    • Reply
      Justine Brooks
      November 1, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      Hi Maddy,

      Best size wire to use would be a thin gauge 24 or an even thinner gauge 26.

      Have fun!

  • Reply
    Allan @ Wholesale Flowers
    August 17, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    What an amazing DIY flower crown you have there. You really did a good job because it looks pretty amazing. Anyways, do you have a tutorial on Victorian Posy? I know it sounds old, but it is a classic flower arrangement that never gets old for me.

    • Reply
      August 27, 2018 at 10:27 am

      Thank you Allan! Unfortunately, no we do not have a tutorial on Victorian Posy yet but we will keep you posted 😉

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