The perfect, one-of-a-kind accessory to complement your summertime ensemble.
This super simple fresh flower crown was made using flowers from my yard, and just a few other basic supplies. You can whip one of these up in under an hour, creating a perfect, one-of-a-kind accessory to complement your summertime ensemble.
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Collect your flowers. Any type will work – have fun and experiment!
Snip flower stems to desired length(s). Remove damaged petals & leaves.
If flowers have lots of loose pollen, you can coat the centers with a spray on sealant. This effectively traps the pollen, preserving the color, but keeping it from falling off all over the place. Apply the sealant VERY sparingly, aiming for the flower centers, and avoiding the petals and leaves as much as possible. Let dry for 15 minutes or so before you start making your crown.
Cut wire so that it’s about 3 inches longer than your head circumference. Twist the ends together securely (don’t worry, this will be easy to hide under the flowers).
Strip flowers and/or leaves from the bottom 2 – 3 inches of each piece of stem. The number of stems you use will depend entirely on what type of flower or flowers you are using, and how full you want your finished crown to look.
Start with one flower stem, and carefully attach it to the wire base by wrapping with florist’s tape. I find it helpful to work with pieces of tape that are about 4 inches long, and to cut them in half, so that they are only 1/4 inch wide. This allows you to weave the tape around the flowers more easily and provides a neater finish.
Continue working your way around the crown, adding more flower stems, until you have achieved your desired look.
At this point, I always try the crown on in front of a mirror. If you don’t like the way the flowers lay, adjust as necessary by either adding more or snipping some off.
Wear immediately, as the flowers will eventually start to wilt. Be prepared for all the compliments you will no doubt receive about your absolutely darling flower crown. “What, this thing? It’s just a little something I threw together before I ran out the door…”