The flower crown is a must-have festival or wedding accessory. We’ve seen many faux flower crowns on Instagram, and these can be bought from almost any old accessories shop – but what about wowing your friends with a real flower crown? One which you’ve customised yourself to match with the colours of your outfit (and it probably costs less to make than buying a fake one)!
In this post, I’m going to show you how to make a simple flower crown with real flowers for less than £10! This is a fun project to do for yourself, or with kids (make sure they’re supervised while using any sharp instruments).
- Florist wire
- Florist tape
- A bouquet of fresh flowers
- Wire cutter
- Measuring tape
You can usually find florist wire and tape at your local DIY store or flower shop.
Step 1. Measure your head
Use the measuring tape to measure the size of your head (go across your forehead and round the back), then multiply that by 3 to give you the length of wire you need.
Cut the wire using the wire cutters, then wrap the wire into a circle and tape together at both sides using the florist tape. If you’ve measured correctly, it should fit onto your head and feel a little loose.
Step 2. Position your flowers
Cut each flower two inches below the head using the scissors.
Lay the first flower along the wire, then tape round the wire and the flower until it’s secure.
Lay the second flower behind the first, then tape again. Keep going until you don’t have any flowers left.
Step 3. Wear with pride!
Wasn’t that easy? It cost less than £10 to make this, and around 10 minutes to complete the project.
Which flowers did you use? Did you go all out with a big bouquet, or opt for simple daisies? Let me know!
Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan.
Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media – so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook. You can also listen to The Plant Based Podcast with Michael and co-host Ellen-Mary on iTunes, Spotify and Google.