Flower crowns are accessory for summer. If you are organising a children's garden party or another outdoor event, why not make your own flower crowns to celebrate. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about making your own flower crowns.
Choose your flowers
You should try to use fresh flowers when creating a flower crown. Visit your local florist and ask them to show you the range of different flowers which are suitable for use as part of a flower crown. You should choose flowers which have different textures and colours so that your flower crown really stands out. Make sure you buy more flowers than you think you will need. If you are new to making flower crowns, it is likely you will make a few mistakes, so it is always good to have spare flowers at the ready.
Make the base of the crown
The first thing you will need to do is to make the base of your crown. To do this, you will need to measure the head of the person who will be wearing the flower crown. Once you have done this, you should cut a section of grapevine wire to measure and make it into a circle shape. You can twist the two ends of the wire together to make the base. Then, cover the wire using green foam, so it is not painful when worn.
Add flowers to the crown
Once you have made the wire base, you can begin to add flowers. You should always start with the smaller flowers, gradually adding larger blooms towards the end. Once you have cut each flower, you should attach its stem to the base of the crown using plastic wire. Every so often, you should stop and inspect the crown so you can judge if the flowers you have added are working. You may need to adjust or remove some flowers as your work on the crown progresses. Remember, making a flower crown is more of an art than a science!
Try the crown on
Once you are happy with the flower crown, you should ask the person who will be wearing it to try it on so any final adjustments can be made to the wire or the flower arrangement.
If you are interested in finding out more about how to make a flower crown, you should get in touch with your local florist today.