In between Coachcella spottings, their increased used in editorials, and wedding styles that aren’t just for flower girls, flower crowns seem to have been the ‘it’ accessory of 2013’s warmer months. These ultra feminine adornments are both hippy, ethereal, and utterly romantic, but most importantly-cheap and surprisingly easy to make. Taking inspiration from Teen Vogue‘s flower crown tutorial, I went about procuring supplies for my own, focusing on a vintage palette with a variety of blooms and textured garlands that would allow for volume. In addition to a handful of supplies you can find at essentially any craft store (coated floral wire and 22 gauge wire), you can literally assemble your crown with what you find strewn about your own backyard. For the coming months, leaves, as well as a mix of seasonal berries and greens would make for a festive crown. Directions are below the pictures below-enjoy!!
Here’s Kate-my beauty of a sister.
In addition to a variety of flowers, I added eucalyptus, baby’s breath, lavender, and some vine I pulled from around the neighborhood (shh).
My girls Pippa and Chloe (!) and their personalized crowns.
- Coated floral wire (grapevine wire) in green or light brown
- 22 gauge wire in green or light brown
- Wire cutter
- Variety of greenery
- Variety of blooms, cut to 3″
- Ribbon (if desired)
1. Measure coated floral wire once around the crown of your head to create a ring. Wrap wire around ring twice more and secure ends by wrapping around crown.
2. Wrap greenery around crown, securing with wire as you go. Attach blooms, also securing with wire.
3. (Optional) Weave ribbon throughout the base of the crown, and secure with a bow on the opposite side from which you started.