Been inspired lately by some pictures of many women rocking some cute and gorgeous flower crowns that I’ve seen all over my facebook courtesy some very fashionable friends of mine.
I’ve always liked them since last year when I really got into fashion blogs and always wanted to make one. I loved how feminine, playful and colourful they are.
Also, now that it is Easter time, I love them even more. They remind me of the crown of thorns Jesus worn on His head as he gave his life up for us on the cross. We have new life through Him and my simple flower crown reminds me of this. Through his death, those thorns we have life. The flowers on the crowns are like a sign of life. A life we only have because of His sacrifice.
Green Wire [I used jewellry wire here but you can use floral wire]
Flowers [fake flowers last longer but you can use fresh ones for very sepcial occasions]
Glue Gun [not pictured here]
Pliers [optional: depend on the thickness of wire you use , one maybe required]
I got all my supplies from Laurie Dash my local craft store and I’m sure you can get these at your local craft store as well.
Measure the wire around your head and cut it with the wire cutter. Using that same piece of wire, measure and cut two more pieces. Then take those three wires and braid them together to strengthen them.
Using the braided wires, form the crown by bending the wire into a circle and twisting the ends together. [If the wires are too difficult to twist together use a pliers, my wires were moderately thin so I didn’t have to use one.]
Prepare your flowers and leaves by trimming them from their stems making sure the back of flowers are neatly trimmed. This was fun for me, I was wire cutter happy.
Take out your wire cutter and cut some additional pieces of wire about 6 inches long. Take these pieces of wires and hook them between the base of the flower and the flower and then twist them together. Depending on the make of the flowers, some of the bases could fall apart. Reinforce them with a dab of glue from your glue gun.
If you can, string the wire through the middle of the flower and twist, this also works well. Do this to all the flowers you are using.
For the leaves, I used the wire they already came with.
Arrange your flowers around the crowns in the pattern you want. Play around with it before you attach any of them. When you are satisfied, start from the center and twist the flowers onto the crown. Make sure the flowers are facing and leave a little breathing room as you twist so that flowers aren’t squashing each other and so you can weaving in the leaves later.
Add the leaves in all the spaces of crown and wherever else you like.
Using your floral tape, cover all exposed wires of the crown. This can be tricky but go slowly. If this proves to be too difficult, take a piece of satin fabric and using your glue gun, glue the fabric onto the inside of the crown, covering the expose wires.
This is optional, but I wrapped some extra floral tape at the back of my crown and let it hang down. If you want to do this please use a piece of thin ribbon instead.
I made two of them; a bold one and one that is little more on the modest side. Hope you like.
Flower Crown 1
Flower Crown Two
Here is a summary picture of this tutorial .
Thanks for reading!