I'm grateful to be able to share this fun and easy-peasy flower crown tutorial with you today, featuring one very talented lady, Amy of Bo Boutique Flowers, and photographed by my dear friend Buffy Dekmar. Even if you aren't planning on creating a flower crown for your wedding day, these make gorgeous props for maternity and little girl portrait sessions. It's also a great baby shower or bridal shower activity. Many supermarkets, such as Whole Foods, have great floral sections, so don't feel like you need to head to the wholesale market for the fixings of this project. Really, you only need a few simple ingredients.
You'll need: A little selection of pretty flowers (throw in some berries or greenery, too for fun texture!), floral nippers or clippers, scissors, floral wire, floral tape, a length of willow for each participant. Scroll through the rest of the images and find Amy's step-by-step directions below!
Floral crowns are one of my favourite accessories to make, this is because you can be very playful and experimental with the materials that you choose and the shapes that you make.
I prefer to make the base of my crowns with a branch of fresh stripped willow. This is because I like to use natural materials wherever possible, but most importantly because of the shape and structure the willow creates. I picked this willow from a tree in my parents garden, and it’s almost beautiful enough without having to add any flowers to it!
Firstly, select flowers that are appropriate to the size of crown that you want to make. You should also select flowers that will last well out of water.
Next, strip the leaves from your willow, and wrap the willow around your head to ensure you get the right fit. Then wire the willow together to form a simple circlet. You can conceal this wire with floral tape or twine.
Cut each of the flower stems to roughly one inch in length, and then wire them individually. Once wired, wrap each of the stems in floral tape. This not only covers any sharp wires but also protects the flower itself, ensuring moisture is locked within the stem for as long as possible.
Place each of the flowers in the desired spot on your circlet, and wrap the wired part of the stem around the willow, building them up one by one so that each of the flowers are securely in place. Make sure that the flower heads are facing in the same direction and follow the shape of the circlet.
You can be as experimental as you like with the size and the amount of flowers that you use. I particularly like asymmetric crowns as they allow you to show off the natural beauty and movement of the willow at the same time as the flowers.
Voila! You have a beautiful, all natural crown!