I love a good flower crown. My friend Jackie and I got together over the summer (when festival fashion was on fire) and decided that we must make some. And… well, we didn’t. But better late than never, right?
Since it’s somehow November already, I decided to skip the traditional summery colors and go for deeper fall tones. These beauties would be perfect for Thanksgiving—or even for taking holiday pictures.
These aren’t hard to make at all. In fact, if you subscribe to my newsletter you’ll get to see all of the ridiculous little obstacles I had to deal with to put this post together. There’s never a dull moment when trying to work from home with kids, my friends.
- silk flowers
- floral wire (I used 22 gauge)
- wire cutters
- hot glue gun
- floral tape
First, take the floral wire and wrap it around your head (or in this case around the head of a squirmy preschooler) two times. Take the ends and wind them around the crown to secure it (see photo below).
Next, it’s time to attack the flowers. If you have flowers that have smaller clusters, leave them as is to use as filler later. Remove the stems and pull the heads of the bigger flowers off, also removing the little green sunburst-like things from underneath (as shown below. Side note: I’m totally patting myself on the back for not having chipped nailpolish on my fingers while I was taking these picures). Take your wire cutters and snip off any excess of that little green nub that’s left poking out of your flower (being careful not to cut too much, as it holds the petals together.
Next, you’re going to take that little green sunburst thing I’m holding and use it as a template to cut out felt. You’ll need two pieces for each flower.
Once I did that, I hot glued one piece of felt to the back of each bud. You don’t have to do that at this point, but it drastically reduces the chances of having your buds fall apart—and ain’t nobody got time for quickly self-destructing flowers.
Next, I started fooling around with my flowers and seeing how I wanted them to sit on the crown. It makes much more sense to think about placement before you get glue gun crazed.
Once you have placement figured out, break out that glue gun again. Put some hot glue on the felt that’s already on the back of the flower, stick the flower to your wire and then put another piece of felt over the wire, making a nice little wire sandwich.
When you’re done, you’ll have a perfectly respectable flower crown. If you want to go a step further though, now is the time to add some more color and texture with any smaller filler flowers you have.
I used my wire cutters to cut little clusters to group together. Since I spaced on buying floral tape, I used my wire to hold them together at the stem. To attach them, use the same method you used with the bigger flowers.
Cute, right? Now my brain is already spinning on variations of this that we can make for Christmas with garland and poinsettias and winter berries. My girls love these crowns and they generally are not a fan of having anything done to their hair.