How To Make a Flower Crown
In this video, Camilla shows you how to make a simple, beautiful floral crown - perfect for a wedding, festival, or just for a fun, lovely thing to wear. There's a printable PDF to accompany the video and further details below.
What you will need:
- Lilacs, or a similar flower (see below for other suggestions)
- Flowers & foliage
- Sharp scissors
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Tape measure, for ease
Flowers: Take your pick, but in general Lilacs, Chrysanthemums, Spray Roses, Daisies, Lisianthus, Wax Flowers, Veronica, Craspedia, Gypsophila, Freesia all work well.
Foliage: Again - feel free to use your favourites. Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Myrtle and Ivy all work fabulously.
How to make a flower crown step by step:
Step 1: The base of the crown
Measure your head at the point you wish the crown to sit. Cut your wire to fit, leaving a little extra, and then twist at both ends to form two loops. You may wish to double up the wire.
Step 2: Apply your floral tape
Begin to wrap the floral tape around the wire, giving it a little pull to allow the glue to settle.
Step 3: Arrange the flowers
Gather your flowers and foliage, trim the stems to between 5 and 10 centimetres.
Step 4: Begin adding blooms
Tie your thin floral wire around one of the loops, to attach your first piece of foliage. Now attach your first lilac, facing the front, wrapping your thin floral wire around it to secure it.
Step 5: Keep adding
Keep adding your foliage and flowers, working your way around, make sure to overlap each slightly to form a continuous crown.
Step 6: Check for gaps
Once you’ve worked all the way around, check for any gaps, filling them in with extra foliage if so. Looking at the crown from the front is important at this point, as this is the angle from which most people will see it.
Step 7: Give a final trim
Give the stems a final trim, all the way around the wire, giving the crown a neat appearance.
Step 8:Finish with a flourish
When happy with the crown, finish it with a long velvet ribbon, pull this through both loops, allowing you to tie in a bow at the rear of the crown.
Step 9: Admire your handy work
Take a look in the mirror, and enjoy your beautiful lilac crown - perfect for a wedding, a festival, or any other occasion.
Step 10: Keep it fresh
Spray your flower crown with water throughout the day to help the flowers stay fresh (use a plant mister).