If you’ve ever seen Snapchat’s flower crown filter, Midsommar, or Beyonce’s Hymn for the Weekend music video, you’ve probably imagined how you’d rock a flower crown of your own!
But did you know that flower crowns have been “in fashion” for centuries? Floral headdresses originated in ancient Greece and were worn to honor achievements or celebrate special occasions.
Nowadays, flower crowns are a statement piece that symbolizes natural beauty, grace, and femininity. And, best of all, you don’t need an excuse to wear one.
It’s easier than you think to create your own custom statement headdress with items you have at home. When your friends ask where you got it from, they’ll be surprised to know that you DIY’d it yourself!
Read on to learn how to make a flower crown with fake flowers.
Step 1: Gather your materials
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Artificial flowers or garland
- Wire cutters or scissors
- Ribbon (optional)
As you choose flowers for your crown, make sure you choose flora that'll match both your outfit and the occasion.
For example, for a summer party, tropical flowers would be a great choice.
Whereas a combination of roses and baby’s breath might be a better choice for an engagement or newborn photoshoot.
Varying the size of your blooms will help your flower crown look dainty and cute, while the supporting greenery fills the empty spaces. We recommend sticking to artificial flowers with small to medium blooms, like rosebuds and lavender.
Step 2: Craft the crown’s base
After you’ve gathered your materials, it’s time to create the flower crown base with the floral wire.
- Cut a length of floral wire that's long enough to wrap around where you want the crown to sit on your head at least 2-3 times.
- Reinforce the strength of the wire by using one end to loop and twist around the base.
- Continue wrapping until you reach the end, then tightly loop and twist the end to secure it.
Step 3: Attach flowers and greenery
Once you have a sturdy base, you can start attaching your main flowers to the crown.
- Cut your flowers away from the stem, leaving about an inch of stem beneath the base of the bloom.
- Wrap a piece of wire around the base of the stem, then use a bit of floral tape to cover the sharp ends.
- To attach the flower, loop the un-taped end of the wire through the base until it’s secured.
Repeat these steps with all of your main flowers, supporting flowers, or greenery until the crown is filled. After this, you may want to use floral tape to cover any floral wire that’s exposed to avoid tangling hair.
At this point, you can also add streamers of ribbon to the back part of the flower crown.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Once you’ve finished incorporating those last final touches, your flower crown made with fake flowers is ready to wear!
If you find that it slips a bit when it’s worn, you can attach it to your hair discreetly using bobby pins or small butterfly clips.