I have been dreaming about flowers lately. They find their way into my dreams, my shopping cart, my home and garden. I just can’t get enough of them. Recently, I attended a party at the SNAP Conference where we made Floral Crowns from faux flowers. They were nice, but I am a sucker for the real thing.
I found these flowers at the market the other day and on a whim, I decided to give the Floral Crown a try. The flowers weren’t all that expensive, about $15.00 for all.
I was not disappointed.
Here’s how to make your own Floral Crown:
1 bouquet Baby’s Breath or other small flowers
1 Mixed flower bouquet with Daisies and Chrysanthemums
6 spools 1/8″ craft ribbon in various colors (white, blue, pink, purple, magenta, green)
The first step, is to cut 20 pieces of wire, about 6″ long.
I attached my measuring tape to the table with Scotch tape to make it easy to measure.
I also cut 9 pieces of 3″ wire.
Then I measured the circumference of my head, mine was 21″.
Starting with the small baby’s breath branches, I wired several of them together with the 6″ wire pieces. I trimmed the ends of the flowers to about 8″ in length. When they were firmly attached, I grabbed another spray of them and wired them to the stems first ones, making a chain.
I continued this same process until my chain measured 23″. This was slightly longer than my head circumference, but I wanted to have enough room to attached the chain together at the end.
Notice how the flowers are all facing one direction, it is best to keep the back side flat so it will fit against your head.
The next step was to trim the Mums to a 2″ stem. Using a 3″ piece of wire, I poked it up through the middle of the flower, hooking it slightly at the end with the needle nose end of the wire cutters. PULL the hook gently back through the center of the flower until it’s secure, it will disappear in the center of the flower.
Add your flowers to the baby’s breath chain, wiring them to the base at even intervals.
Join the ends by overlapping the first strand of baby’s breath and the opposite ends of the chain. Wire in place. I also used floral tape to cover the wire ends to keep them from being sharp. I left a small space between the ends to attach some ribbons.
I cut 3 pieces of each different colored ribbon (18 pieces total) at 24″ long. Putting them all in a pile, I attached them to the flowers by making a loop halfway up the ribbon length, then pulling the ends back through the loop, leaving the cut ends free.
This Flower Crown reminds me of the ones that they sell at the Renaissance Faire each summer. I think I will be making another one for the trip to the Faire! I can imagine how darling this crown would look on bridesmaids, or even for a special event like a birthday party or bridal shower. The possibilities are endless!
If you are walking by my house and see this crown hanging on the picket fence, you are welcome to take it home with you.
Have a beautiful day!