Whether you’re having a boho wedding or just want to incorporate more color, texture, and elements from nature into your wedding accessories, flower crowns are a great choice. Learn how to make a flower crown in five easy steps.
Flower crowns have been adorning the heads of stylish brides, bridesmaids, and flower girls for years. Whether you’re having a boho wedding or just want to incorporate more color, texture, and elements from nature into your wedding accessories, flower crowns are a great choice for elevating your wedding day hairstyle. Even better, flower crowns are pretty simple to make yourself (and won't make a huge dent in your floral budget!)—if you have the proper supplies, some time to practice, and a bit of artistic skill up your sleeve.
The five steps below for how to make a flower crown are simple enough for anyone to pull off. Check out our guide below for a list of required supplies, some helpful tips, and a step-by-step guide on how to make the perfect flower crown.
Now that you have the supplies, it’s time to learn the basics of creating a gorgeous flower crown. Remember to think of a theme when choosing your flowers and greenery. Will you be using wedding flowers with big blooms and loud colors? Or will you stick to a more subdued look by decorating with smaller flowers, or go all-natural with nothing but greenery?
No matter what design you choose, below are the five basic steps you need to create the perfect wedding accessory.
With a piece of craft wire, wrap the circumference of your head where you want the crown to sit. Make sure that it is not too tight. Cut off any excess wire, and form the rest into a circular shape. Use your floral tape to tape the circle shut. You’ll want to wrap the tape around the wire several times to make sure that it stays.
Once you have finished creating your own flower crown, it’s time to show it off. The best part about flower crowns is that they are a perfect floral accessory for any season. Pro tip: To save your crown for later, store it in a fridge to keep it fresh.
The look of your crown will depend on the types of flowers that you use. Here are some tips for how to choose the right kinds of flowers for a crown that not only looks great, but lasts through your entire event.
Bright statement flowers should be used for those who love the spotlight and want some floral drama.
Crowns made of mainly filler flowers and greenery achieve a more delicate and subtle look.
Be sure to pick flowers that both represent your style and are sturdy enough for a floral crown.
Select flowers with long, dense stems. Short, flimsy flowers could fall apart while you move around.
Below are our recommendations for the best statement flowers, filler flowers, and types of greenery to use in your flower crown.
Need some ideas for your flower crown? Here are a few floral combinations to get your creative juices flowing:
If you want to accessorize with flower crowns for your actual wedding, make the crowns the day before and keep them in a cool, dry place (and mist them with water periodically to keep them looking fresh) until it’s ceremony time.
But don’t limit your flower crown-wearing to just your wedding day. Making DIY flower crowns is a fun activity that can be incorporated at many stages of your journey to the aisle. Set up a DIY flower crown station at your bachelorette party or bridal shower, or craft them with your bridesmaids at the bridal luncheon to wear to the rehearsal. Having friends join in on the fun makes for an unforgettable activity—not to mention, your whole squad will look fabulous with matching flower crowns.
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